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the livingroom

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Nice design studio of 30 m2 located in the center of one of the typical streets of old Barcelona. On the third floor "lift." The floor consists of a living room with a beautiful fully equipped modern kitchen.

Fantastic apartment in the very ingeniously restored historic district of the city, with a great location, culturally rich and near the most fashionable beaches of Barcelona.

The floor consists of a living room with a beautiful fully equipped modern kitchen with breakfast bar, a sofa bed, an attractive double room, a bathroom tastefully decorated with slabs gresiti. All the floors are parquet, windows and blinds of aluminum thermal windows and high ceilings typical of the buildings of the old city of Barcelona with wooden beams and red bricks.

This apartment thanks to its qualities and its location being in a pedestrian zone, is fully protected from the noise of the city.

Only 1 min walk. In the "cathedral" and the "Mercado de Santa Caterina" reformed by the famous architect Enric Miralles and 3 min. The famous "Rambla de las Flores" in theater "Liceo" and the "Mercado de la Boqueria.

The "Ramblas", a pleasant walk where you can see the artist's "Bolero" or sunbathe on one of the many terraces. Close by you will find the Picasso Museum, Museum MACBA "and" CCCB.

A 5 min. the magnificent park of the "Citadel" with its famous "Zoo", the beautiful old port of Barcelona "Port Vell" and 15 min. the spectacular Sagrada Familia. "

The old town, near the monuments, terraces, etc. They are a unique accommodation makes this an unforgettable experience in Barcelona.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: el prat del obregat 5 km, Nearest railway: Plaza catalunya
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

About this location

The Catalunia region

Controversy over Authenticity of the Gothic Quarter

In 2011, a controversy emerged over the authenticity of numerous Gothic Quarter buildings due to the publication of a dissertation entitled "The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona: Planning the Past and Brand Image" by Agustín Cócola. According to the author, during the neoclassical period of the city's history, the downtown quarter was completely transformed from a sombre neighborhood to a tourist attraction through a massive restoration project. The transformation of the neighborhood was mostly completed in time for the 1929 International Exhibition, which then took on great significance in displaying both the city and Catalunya in a positive light to the worlds media. Further restoration of existing buildings and the creation of brand new Neo-gothic works continued as late as the 1960s. The seminal work of Agustín Cócola and other contributors from the Department of Architectural Composition, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in recognizing the invention of the “Barri Gòtic” has played an important role in our understanding of the complex process Barcelona underwent in an attempt to promote a sense of national identity of Catalan Art and Culture.

Among the principal buildings inappropriately listed as Gothic are included:

Barcelona Cathedral's façade: constructed between 1882 and 1913 by Josep Oriol Mestres and August Font i Carreras with a profusion of Gothic style elements.

Hiking Center of Catalonia's building (Paradís Street): work by Lluís Domènech i Montaner carried out in 1922 on a building of uncertain origins to which he added Coronella windows, battlements, and merlons.

The Flamboyant-style bridge that crosses Bisbe street: newly constructed 1928 by Joan Rubió.

Padellàs House: present-day Barcelona History Museum, moved from Mercaders street to Plaza del Rei– where the Salón del Tinell is located – in 1936.

Aguilar Palace: present-day Museu Picasso (Montcada street), restored by Adolf Florensa in 1959, who added galleries with arches and Coronella windows.

Pignatelli Palace: present-day Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona, restored in 1970 including the addition of various Gothic windows retrieved from municipal warehouses.

Barcelona

The Gothic Quarter (Catalan: Barri Gòtic, IPA: [?bari ???tik]) is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere.

Despite several changes undergone in the 19th and early 20th century, many of the buildings date from Medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Remains of the squared Roman Wall can be seen around Tapineria and Sots-Tinent Navarro to the north, Avinguda de la Catedral and Plaça Nova to the west and Carrer de la Palla to the south. El Call, the medieval Jewish quarter, is located within this area too.

The Barri Gòtic retains a labyrinthine street plan, with many small streets opening out into squares. Most of the quarter is closed to regular traffic although open to service vehicles and taxis.

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    Evi Souza (Property Manager World Flats Barelona)

    75% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:23 Jan 2015

    Based in Spain

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • Italian

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