Barcelona is a city that is extremely rich in its culture and heritage, and there are numerous activities to engage in, and plenty of places of interest to visit. The galleries and museums of Barcelona are often chosen to visit over the libraries, but any person that does so is denying himself the opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful libraries in Europe. This article will discuss some of the better-known libraries of the city, and will reveal how to rent a flat in Barcelona, no matter how long you plan on staying there for.
Libraries in Barcelona
Libraries in Barcelona tend to be housed in beautiful buildings. These range from Catalan Gothic buildings to post-modern architect, but the interiors of the buildings are just as exciting as the exteriors. Antic Hospital de la Santa Crue I Sant Pau is one of Barcelona’s most beloved libraries, and is housed in one of Europe’s original medieval complexes. The majority of the building was built in the 15th and 16th century and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Antic Hospital de la Santa Crue I Sant Pau is a very large property and can be located at Carrer Hospital. The Biblioteca Popular de la Dona Francesca Bonnemaison is another well-known library in Barcelona, and is often said to have been the world’s first library solely dedicated to women. Today, the library includes a small theatre for performances and an excellent program of events and activities. The Casa de la Caritat-Pati Manning library can be found at Carrer de Montalegre, in the grounds and building of a former 14th Century convent. This location contains an excellent and varied library, lecture halls and a range of ever changing exhibitions. Further information on libraries in Barcelona can be found in this article on the Fodor’s Travel website and this list on the Barcelona section of the Angloinfo website.
Renting in Barcelona
Obviously, the type of property you look to rent whilst staying in Barcelona will be determined by the amount of people staying and the length of time you plan on spending there. There are numerous agencies you can rent from, but all readers are advised to work with a reputable company such as ShBarcelona, who are the current leaders in the single-month rental market. However, ShBarcelona are quite flexible with their duration agreements, and it’s possible to find accommodation for a day, a week and right up to a year. If you are considering moving to Barcelona on a more permanent basis then you will be happy to know that ShBarcelona are engaged in Barcelona real estate and have a range of properties available to buy.