We'd highly recommend a visit to Barcelona during the winter
months. The city is much quieter and there's still plenty to keep
you entertained. Our 39
Steps apartment is very central and has heating if
Here are some key dates
The International Jazz Festival takes place from the 19th of October to December 1st this year.
The Fira de Santa Llúcia market has run in the lead up to Christmas since 1786. You'll find the market close to the city's cathedral (just a few minutes' walk from 39 Steps). It's a great place to pick up decorations and Christmas gifts.
Three Kings' Day or 'Reis Mags' is on Twelfth Night (January 5th, 2014). Reis Mags is the biggest day of celebration for Christmas in Spain and Barcelona puts on a huge procession of floats to celebrate.
Santa Eulàlia, held for five days around February 12th,
commemorates the city's patron saint. You can enjoy free concerts
all over town, processions of giants and fire-running! Many
buildings and museums are free to enter during this period.
Barcelona tourist info
Clothes Show Live comes to Birmingham this December. This is the 25th year of what is called 'the ultimate girls' day out'.
We'd recommend staying over with us at the Rotunda after the show. You can reach the show at the NEC by train in under ten minutes from nearby New Street Station.
June 2013Staying Cool at the Rotunda
"Only one thing could possibly top the stylish design-led interiors at Staying Cool, and that’s the views..." Elle online
"There are no bellhops nor a gym...instead you get a Mac Mini, free Wi-Fi, an espresso machine and a juicer (oranges included)." The New York Times
""..the Rotunda is superbly located bang in the city centre with New Street and the famous Christmas market less than 20ft from our door – perfect for dropping off those heavy shopping bags."" North Devon Journal