Barcelona, Spain

Elegant apartment in Gothic mansion

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About Our Home
A recently refurbished flat of 120 square meters (1.200 square feet) in a small Gothic mansion with many original features and high ceilings. It is located at the very centre of Barcelona, in the Gotico area, along the historic and pedestrian shopping street of Portaferrissa, a 5 to 10 minutes walk to most touristic sites: the famous Ramblas with is Boqueria food-market, the Gothic Cathedral, the lively Plaça Real, the main town meeting point Plaça de Cataluña and the Paseo de Gracia, with its luxury shops and landmarks. There are many well known restaurants, hip cafes and bars near the flat. The beach is at a 20 minutes walk or easily reachable by bus. In the Born area, a 10 minutes walk, you will find many natty little bars, terrazas, hip restaurants and boutiques. Trains from nearby Plaça Cataluña will take you in less than 30 minutes to many well known seaside villages. There could be no more ideal location in Barcelona for a tourist. Entering the flat you will find the dining hall and next to it the kitchen. The living room and the studio room, which is a continuation of the bedroom, overlook the gazebo, from which they receive their light. The bathroom unfortunately in not very large or attractive, and it has a shower but no bathtub. There are a couple of ceiling fans for the hot summer, although the flat is fairly fresh anyway. It is also relatively quiet, overlooking the back of the building over a small garden, occupied by a cafe (no food). Being open from 11am until 9pm guarantees complete silence during the sleeping time. The apartment overlooks the back of the building and what it loses in views it gains in silence. The only drawback is the entrance hallway of the building that is shared with a shop. Keep in mind that the flat is on the second floor with no lift, and it may not be feasible to some people. Having said that the flat is more attractive than most thanks to its many historic details, high ceilings, large windows and quietness in an otherwise noisy city (Spain is the second noisiest country in the world after Japan). Visitors are usually pleasantly surprised by our flat and it is a rare opportunity to enjoy a refurbished historic building. This place is ideal for a couple since there is only one bedroom, although in the adjoining studio there is a double sofabed, suitable for one or two children or an adult (if you do not mind the lack of privacy). We can also supply an extra single bed, but it will negatively affect the looks of the place.
Nearby
Restaurants
BigFish Llamber Academia Koy Shunka Lobo Do BarPla CalPep BocaGrande Moments Cañete PezVela ChezCoco Igueldo BarMut Comerç 24 Pakta Tickets Enoteca Blanc Kafka CiudadCondal Jaguar
Clubs/Cafes
Bars in the Born area, Plaça Real and the beach. Clubs: Sutton, BlinBling, Astoria, Opium, CDLC, Moog, Shoko, Sotavento
Shops/Markets
Born area for hip boutiques (Coquette, Cortana, Comercial..) Paseo de Gracia for luxury, Rambla de Cataluña, Portaferrissa and Portal de l'Angel for shopping malls and mass brands.
Culture/Museums
MACBA, Picasso, Pedrera, Antoni Tapies, Palau de la Virreina, Caixa Forum, Miro Museum,
Sports/Outdoors
Beach and parks (Ciutadela, Guell, Montjuic, Tibidado). Sailing and bycicling. The Old City and Paseo de Gracia.
Sightseeing
Las Ramblas, Boqueria food-market, Barrio Gotico, Catedral, Plaça Real, Plaça del Rei, Modernist architecture in the Golden Square (Pedrera, Casa Batllo etc), Santa Maria del Mar, Parc Ciutadela,
Special Events
Sant Joan, Merce, Sant Jordi, Sonar, Three Kings, Festes Major de Gràcia, Jazz Festival of Ciutat Vella, Primavera Sound, La Tamborinada,

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Member since: Apr 2013
Availability:   Depends on the offer
Prior exchanges:  3

  Our Dream Trip

destinations Anywhere,  United States,  United Kingdom,  Australia
London, California, New York, Caribbeans, Asian beaches, Tokyo, Hong Kong
destinations Anytime
Summer, Autumn and Spring. Minimum a week, or 2 weeks if long distance

  About Us

  1. We are a couple. Guido in his mid-forties and Isabel in her late 30s
  2. Guido invests in equities and funds, Isabel is a fashion designer and boutiques owner
  3. We enjoy wine, food, a city atmosphere, white beaches and crystal clear sea, and beauty in general

  Personal Message

We have already exchanged a few times, we will take care of your flat as if it was our own.