Last week we had the pleasure of partnering up with OK Apartment for a Holiday Apartment stay in Barcelona, Spain. OK Apartment prides themselves on providing travelers with the perfect short, medium and long term vacation rentals and tourism information to ensure you receive the most out of your time in their beautiful Catalonian city.
The apartment we stayed in was situated just steps away from Gaudi’s masterpiece – the Sagrada Familia and was a 20 minute walk to the Passeig de Garcia where they have the best shopping in the whole city! The owner of our suite was polite and sincere, greeting us outside and guiding us through the building and the suite. It was absolutely beautiful with modern décor but it still had the feeling of a home. We ate breakfast on the patio which overlooked the surrounding community and terraces and at night we were able to see the fireworks in celebration of San Juan and the longest day of the year!
We were also close to all amenities, restaurants, grocery stores and a metro station which allowed us to transit to and from the Catalonia and the infamous La Rambla when we didn’t feel like walking. It also made for an easy commute to Park Guell which is about 40 minutes away by transit.
The apartment was hard to leave after the trip. We truly felt at home and were blessed to be able to experience Barcelona as if we were living in it. We loved being able to cook meals and shop as locals to really get a feel for the lifestyle. We also made a point of relaxing in the suite during the time we had it which was easy with full access to wi-fi and to movies in almost any language
During our stay we were able to travel to quite a few World Heritage sites. Park Guell was one of my favorites as you could literally see the entire city from the top. This architectural masterpiece of Gaudi was jaw dropping and some (unfortunately not enough) of this can be seen in the photos included in this post. In addition to site-seeing we spent a great deal of time at the Barceloneta beach. It was here that I proceeded to get a scorching sunburn and turn into a lobster even though I was already quite tanned. I should really stop falling asleep in the sun and learn to rotate when tanning!
I’d like to send a big thank you to the OK Apartment team for putting together such an amazing experience. I couldn’t have been happier with the suite itself and with the sites we were able to explore. Although this was not my first time in the city, it was definitely the best time!
To see more photos from the trip, check out my Instagram acccount @livingboldly.ca
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