Visiting Spain: Visit the Essentials First

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It doesn’t matter what your travelling preferences are, we all love some fiesta, and what better place to have a fiesta than Spain itself? Located in one of the warmest parts of the European continent, Spain does not only offers long sunny days, but also a rich history and culture. This country can cater to anyone’s taste. Partying all night, visiting museums and researching the rich Spanish history or eating their delicious cuisine until your heart pops out. The only thing that you should know is where you’re heading, and this is where we step in. Look at the list below, and try to find the best Spanish ciudad for your holiday, especially if it’s your first time:

Madrid: The heart of Spain and capital of flamenco

It doesn’t do to visit Spain and not see the capital of the country, does it? As any other European capital, Madrid has everything to offer – bars that work until late at night, great shopping centers and some of the most amazing parks in Europe. One such is the El Parque del Buen Retiro, or simply shortened to El Retiro. It was once a royal ‘’hangout’’, and it staged many concerts and garden plays. Nowadays, it is a great tourist attraction (even though greenery might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Madrid), as people can rent one of the many rowboats and paddle in the huge man made lake in the center of the park. However, Spain is the only place in the world where you can see a live performance of flamenco dances, and Madrid is the best place to do this.


Barcelona: The diamond of Catalonia

You’ve no doubt heard of Barcelona. There are numerous tourists who hit the road to Spain and decide to visit this place only. And it doesn’t matter how many days you stay, Barcelona is a city which you can never fully explore. If you really want a European holiday of your lifetime, you should find one of the best Barcelona holiday packages that are offered, and see the home of the extremely impressive pieces of Gaudi’s architecture such as the legendary La Sagrada Familia. Moreover, taking a walk-through Las Ramblas and having a cup of coffee in one of its many cafés is definitely something that you should experience at least once in your lifetime.


Seville: From bullrings to beautiful barrios

To all the animal rights activists out there – no, we don’t agree with this either, but we must agree that this is one of the symbols of Spain and an inevitable part of Spanish history. Even though bullfighting originated in Ronda, Seville is its spiritual home. So, is it a form of art or simply animal cruelty? Well, it would be best to visit one of Seville’s many bullrings and see for yourself. However, don’t you think for a second that Seville is only good for this. As the heart of Andalusia, this magical city has many other things to offer – such as the Barrio Santa Cruz, one of the most beautiful barrios of Spain, or Alcazar (perhaps better known as Dorne from HBO’s Game of Thrones).


Granada: The place that’s the richest in Spanish history

First and foremost: you’re visiting Spain and you want to try tapas. Since Granada is one of the rare places in Spain where you get tapas for free alongside your drink, it should be on the must-visit list. Moreover, this is a place where you’ll see the most important historical monuments of this country. It is a paradise for every history buff. One of the best things you can see here is the Alhambra fortress – a fortress so huge that you will need a whole day to explore it to the smallest detail. If you want to imagine what it looks like, it’s said that you must imagine the world’s most beautiful gardens, add a fortress and multiply the whole image by ten. Alhambra overlooks the whole city of Granada, offering a most breathtaking view. And it’s also an excellent place to take amazing Instagram photographs! The ticket is around 13 euros, and it’s open from March to October, so make sure to plan your stay there accordingly.


And these are only the essentials. Spain has so many other things to offer, such as the 24/7 Ibiza parties, the spring days in Valencia, visiting the tomb of Christopher Columbus, walking across the world’s scariest bridge, seeing the Museum of Funeral Carriages, eating at the world’s oldest restaurant in Madrid or simply eating a paella. Spain should be your next destination. And maybe even the one after that, because you can go there as many times as you want, and you’ll still have more things on your bucket list.


Rooftop Hotels With Incredible Views

Rooftop-Hotels-With-Incredible-Views-infographic (4) partnering with the MWC accomodation’s official sponsor

bemate1 is positioned as an alternative accommodation offering a new concept for those who attend the Mobile World Congress 2016, the platform that offers travelers unique apartments with all the services of hotel, has signed an agreement with B Network, the accommodation sponsor of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), that will take place in Barcelona from the 22nd to 25th of February. becomes one of the official accommodation available for the MWC with a range of over 100 designed apartments in the best areas of the city for travelers from all over the world. Travelers who stay in will enjoy a new and different accommodation concept, as it is the only platform to offer travelers the comfort and privacy of a home with the services of a hotel.

“The agreement with B Network, official accommodation partner of the MWC”, says Pablo Durante, CMO of the company, “reveals consolidation as a unique platform in the industry, that fulfils all the legal requirements and offers the maximum security and the best hotel services internationally”.

“With” explains Pablo Durante, “all travelers will be personally welcomed in our apartments by the City Mate, a personal concierge, available 24/7 through mobile phone or email, and for anything else they might need. From restaurant reservations to transfer arrangements, or tips about the best way to enjoy the trip, the City Mate ensures that the stay is unique and unforgettable”. Travelers will also have the opportunity to use the innovative service WiMate, a minirouter that gives free WiFi around the city, helping travelers to be connected at all times.

Guests will also have the support of Room Mate Hotels in Barcelona, where they can leave their luggage, with a 24 hour concierge service and enjoy breakfast in the same conditions as a hotel clients.

The apartments can already be booked both via the official website of at and the official site of the MWC 2016.

Editors Note:


Founded by Spanish entrepreneur Enrique “Kike” Sarasola, combines the amenities of a hotel with the privacy and convenience of an apartment to offer discerning travelers a roster of comfortably appointed apartments with the support and services of a local hotel. Hotel services offered to apartment guests include housekeeping, airport transfers, babysitting, breakfast, luggage storage and late check-out. Guests can tap into the local hotel’s concierge or in select cities, on-call City Mates, 24/7 to request additional supplies and help with troubleshooting, such as broken appliances and lost keys, negating the hassles that arise with traditional apartment rental companies. is present in cities like New York City, Miami, Madrid, Florence and Amsterdam. is under the hotel group Room Mate group founded and chaired by Spanish entrepreneur Enrique “Kike” Sarasola.