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Barcelona is a very cosmopolitan city with plenty of things happening. On this blog we would like to share some of the big events as well as some of the small things that we may see. You are welcome to share and give us ideas about what you would like us to talk about!

THE ENCANTS FLEA MARKET

Encants flea market and Fira del Bellcaire.

The Encants Flea Market is the biggest and most famous flea market in Barcelona, although here you can find either new products or antiques. Placed in Glories Square, the Encants exists since the XVth century and it is one of the oldest markets in Europe.

There are more than 500 professionals and merchants in a space of around 100m2 and the flea market receives nearly 100.000 visitors every week. So there is place for all sorts of products and goods that will fit everyone: from ancient furniture to fabrics sold by meters, electronics in general, high technology, crafts, etc.

Every month, the Encants organizes several events. If you are interested, you can find all information here.

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Opening hours of the Encants

The Encants Flea Market opens every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 8:00pm. It is best to go in the morning because in the evening it is possible that you find some of the stalls already closed.

Auctions take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 to 9:30am.

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Els Encants: Other Useful information

The Encants were renovated a few years go, and place in a newer area protected from the rain. It is very easily accessible by public transport:

Subway/Metro: Glòries (L1) or Encants (L2).

Bus: H12, V21, 7, 92 and 192.

Tram: Glòries (T4, T5 and T6).

If you prefer to go by car, it may not be easy to find parking on the street, but there is a 24h parking in C/ Castillejos, 158, near market.

eShow Barcelona, the "social" trade show

TENTH EDITION OF E-SHOW IN BARCELONA

We have it here again. eShow is back in Barcelona.  eShow is one of the most important fairs  dedicated to Ecommerce, Online Marketing, Social Media, Mobile, Hosting & Cloud Computing, and Digital Signage. This year will also have Chine as the guest country.

eShow en Barcelona

 

what is exactly eshow?

We could say that eShow Congress is a fair or congress for Ecommerce and online marketing. At the eShow Barcelona you can find the latest technology solutions and services as well as the most innovative strategies for your business to succeed in the online world. Whether you are thinking of starting an online business, or whether you already have one, eShow is worth visiting. You will get to know first hand the national and international trends in everything related to the online world, as well as participate in conferences, in which some of the most important and successful online stories are explained.

eShow en Barcelona 2014

WHEN AND WHERE IS ESHOW?

eShow, celebrates this year its 10th edition already, and willbe held on the 12th and 13th of March in Barcelona, ​​at the Montjuic venue of Fira de Barcelona. Tickets are already on sale from 15Eur and are valid for both days. If you are looking for accommodation for these days, check out our apartments in Your Home in Barcelona since you may still be able to benefit from our super winter offer that allows you to rent these apartments from only 69,00 EUR. New, comfortable, here you will find all the commodities and tranquility needed to rest comfortably.  Located near Sagrada Familia, the most visited sight in Barcelona, it has excellent connections to Plaça Espanya where eShow is being held.  Come to Barcelona and find YourHomeinBarcelona!

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BCN Live! music festival

Festival BCN Live! first edition

Klaxons, The Hives, Russian Red, Groove Armada…do these groups sound familiar? Certainly yes! They will be in Barcelona on February 26th, thanks to Festival BCN live! by Sony. You cannot miss the oporunity to see these great bands together.

Tickets are 30,00 EUR and they have been on sale since February 6th. Don’t sleep, there is a maximum capacity of 1.500 people.

BCN Live!

Festival BCN live! will be held in Teatre Principal, very near OUR  holiday APARTMENTS in Barcelona.

Come to Festival BCN live!  and take this opportunity to learn a bit more about Barcelona and its culture and music activities. You can stay in our modern low cost apartments, so the opporunity will be enhanced by a great stay and a bit more time to enjoy the city. They are very central, so from there you can easily visit other sites in Barcelona, such as Sagrada Familia, which is only 200 metres from the holiday apartments. A great value to make a great weekend out!

A REASONABLE PRICE FOR BCN LIVE!

BCN Live! The facts that the tickets have a reasonable price, that it’s all in one same day, and that it’s a reduced ammount of people, make this new festival very different and attractive. 2 stages, from 7pm to 3am, and music, plenty of music!

The BCN Live! Festival will be held during the Mobile World Congress, so it is quite hard to find lodging for these days. However, we have still 2 apartments left! And if you need lodging for the #MWC14 don’t forget to ask!

Come on! We are already waiting for you in Barcelona, in Yourhome.

Mobile World Congress Barcelona

It is February again, the month in which one of the most important events that takes place in Barcelona: the Mobile World Congress.

The MWC Barcelona is back!

The MWC is the most important trade show worldwide in the industry of mobile technology. For 9 years, the Mobile World Congress has been coming to Barcelona to bring us all the news from the mobile technology and is the moment that big companies use to present the latest and most innovative mobile devices.

Year after year the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been beating and breaking records. Last year, the fair was moved to the venues of Gran Via exhibition center (until then it had always been held at the Montjuïc area of Fira de Barcelona), an area with many more square meters, which allowed the acceptance of more exhibitors and also the registration of more visitors. But if around 72,000 people came last year to Barcelona for the MWC, the Mobile World Congress 2014 expects to exceed this figure and to receive over 75,000 people.

Apartamento para Mobile World Congress Barcelona

Looking for a hotel in Barcelona for MWC 2014?

Also like every year, the inhabitants of Barcelona are preparing to welcome all participants of the MWC. The massive arrival of so many people fills Barcelona hotels quite quickly even at very exorbitant prices. But an alternative that is gaining more followers is to stay in a holiday apartment in Barcelona that can be rented by the day and has the great advantage of having a whole apartment for exclusive use.

Apartments for MWC 2014 Barcelona

The Your Home in Barcelona apartments are ideal for business trips. With two bedrooms, they can accommodate up to 6 people and have free WIFI, which allow attendees of MWC to be comfortable and work in a quiet environment as many hours as they need, because we know that people who attend the MWC in Barcelona usually have to work until the wee hours of the morning. The apartments have 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge with flat screen TV, dining room … It’s all included in the price, also sheets and towels. You will not have to worry about disturbing the schedules and you may even hold a small business meeting with colleagues who have also come to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress.

We still have some apartments available for the MWC 2014 in Barcelona, so do not hesitate to book now. For € 140.00 / night (minimum 3 nights) you can have a whole apartment for 4 people for the MWC. If you are a group, ask us for availability, as we have several apartments in the same building.

Our apartments offer the best value for money in Barcelona.
Check it now and book your apartment for MWC 2014!

Christmas Market in Sagrada Familia

Across Europe, at this time of year, you will find the popular Christmas markets. If you are thinking about visiting Barcelona for Christmas, you cannot miss some of the most popular ones in Barcelona: Santa Llúcia and Sagrada Familia.

The first market has over 200 years of tratition, while the Christmas market in Sagrada Familia, with 50 years old, is the oldest in the Eixample area.

Sagrada Familia Christmas market

In the Fira de la Sagrada Familia (as the Christmas market is called in Catalan) you will find about 100 stalls where you can buy christmas trees, objects to decorate them and the house, craft stalls and food products such as candies, cheeses and meats or even toasted chestnuts and fresh “xurros”.
Take advantage of these dates to come to enjoy the atmosphere of Christmas in Barcelona and do your Christmas shopping.

In addition, on the 21 and 22 of December, Santa Claus will be at the Sagrada Familia Christmas market to listen to the wishes of all children, among other activities organized for these dates in Sagrada Familia.

Apartments near Sagrada Familia Christmas market

The apartments Your home in Barcelona  are only a few meters from the Sagrada Familia Christmas market, which is an ideal location for visiting the most popular fairs, Santa Llucia  and Sagrada Familia, as well as to comfortably sightsee Barcelona.

Both Christmas markets , Fira de Santa Llucia and Fira de la Sagrada Familia, are open from 30 November to 23 December, from 10am to 21pm.

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Sónar Festival 2013 - Barcelona, last apartments available

Come and enjoy Barcelona for the Sonar Festival 2013!

 

The International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media, the Sónar Festival in Barcelona, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, with amazing guests who, as always, will surely meet the expectations of the more than 80,000 attendees to the Festival.

Sónar will be held from 13 to 15 June 2013

Since it started in 1994 in Barcelona, Sónar Festival has become the essential reference and a must for lovers of electronic music, combining entertainment and culture, with experimentation and new sounds. Sonar Barcelona is also a pioneer and unique in its format and content, so many people travel to Barcelona to attend the three-day festival, which this year will be held from the 13th to the 15th of June.

Apartamentos para Sónar Barcelona
If you are still looking for accommodation in Barcelona to attend Sonar, you can have a look at our apartments, conveniently located near the Sagrada Familia and perfectly equipped. YourHomeinBarcelona’s apartments have been recently renovated and offer a simple but modern style.

You will find all info and concerts on Sónar’s web page.

Do not miss the Sonar Festival in Barcelona

As we are celebrating that we opened recently, you can stay at our apartments during the Sonar Festival from 30 EUR per person! *

Contact us to book!

Ah, and do not miss this cool video with a coreography to present the 20th anniversary of Sónar:

* Price based on an occupancy of minimum 3 days and 6 people.

Need a hotel in Barcelona for the MWC?

The Mobile World Congress 2013 is just around the corner and is almost ready to open its doors from the 25th to the 28th of February.

The Mobile World Congress 2013 is expected to beat all records

This year, the MWC has moved all its activity to the Gran Via exhibition center of Fira de Barcelona. It is the first time the Mobile World Congress will be located in this area and will occupy the entire space, which is not precisely small: 94,000 square meters. The facilities in Plaça Espanya had become small for the over 1500 exhibitors from MWC, but organizers had not imagined that they would be able to fill the entire space of Gran Vía the first year of the transfer. It is also expected to increase the attendance, with more than 70,000 visitors expected to attend the MWC 2013.

As indicated by the organization of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, the GSMA, this year there will be more speakers, about 3,000. Important and prestigious names in the world of business and technology are coming to Barcelona to share their knowledge. In this sense, and to foster networking, which is one of the most important aspects of the event, the Mobile World Congress has also increased the meeting points for professionals and improved voice and Internet connections, with also more wireless access points this year.

Hotels in Barcelona for MWC

The Mobile World Congress has become the most important event in Barcelona by the number of exhibitors and visitors that it attracts. Its arrival at the end of February means the arrival of the good season for Barcelona hotels.

If you are still in need of finding a lodging in Barcelona for the GSM, we still have some room left at a very good price. So why not consider staying in an apartment instead of a hotel? At YourHomeinBarcelona you will find all the necessary things to turn your business trip to Barcelona into a success, and we also offer FREE WIFI.

What else do you need?

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Happy MWC 2013!

Hello travellers!

Hello Travelers!!

This is a new adventure that we have chosen to call Your Home in Barcelona!

Budget apartments in Barcelona

Our aim is to provide quality budget apartments in Barcelona so that all travelers coming to visit our city, be it for sightseeing, be it for visiting family and friends or be it for business, can find here a place where they can feel comfortable just as if they were at home, only in another city!

Barcelona has many different things to offer, it is a very cosmopolitan urbe with a big interest in fashion, design and entertainment as well as a defender of our traditional inheritance such as historical buildings, incredible art or delicious cuisine (ever heard of something as simple but as yummy as “pa amb tomàquet”?, then you will know what we mean!).

So please browse through our apartments in Barcelona to find what suits your needs or just contact us! We will be happy to meet you and become Your Home in Barcelona!

The YourHomeinBarcelona.com Team.