Cosy&confortable central flat
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Nice modern apartment totally refurbished in a bohemian building of 1910. It is composed by:
* 2 bedrooms (with king and queen size bed)
* Large sitting and dining room
* Big and fully equipped kitchen
* Sunny covered veranda of 12 square metres
* 1 complete bathroom and 1 smaller toilet
* 1 studio for working
* 1 complete room at disposition that you can use as a wardrobe and leave your luggage in
The apartment has individual gas heating and air conditioned.
Parquet floor and half timbered original catalan roof.
It is situated at the last floor(3 floor, sorry no lift!) of a small and quiet building with few neighbours, it is very sunny and lightened all day long. We rent the entire flat, it is not shared. You will find that you have plenty of space to relax and access to all the comforts of a modern home. You are invited to cook, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on the veranda or relax on the confortable couch.
It is situated in Poble Sec neighbourhood, that stretches from Plaza España to the port, nestled between Avenida Parallel and the enormous park areas on Montjuic, one of the city's most beautiful and interesting hill. The "Poble Sec" has managed to maintain its charm and authenticity better than other Barcelona's neighbourhoods and it is full of bar and lively restaurants. In fact, the Poble Sec is where you can find one of the best traditional tapas bar of Barcelona, Quimet Quimet (Poeta Cabanyes, 25 - very, very close to the apartment). Only at 20 metres you will find Carrer Blai: the main pedestrian street of the neighborood, along with the charming Plaza Sortidor there are the ideal places where to enjoy a cocktail, a coffee or some delicious food in one of the many open air terraces.
The Poble Sec offers a wide range of cultural activities and features several popular theatres. It lies at the foot of Montjuic Park where you can find some sports facilities (including the Olympic Stadium), a Botanical Garden, the Joan Miró Foundation and the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC). The view of the city you can enjoy from Montjuic is really impressive and you can decide to walk up to the top if you feel fit or take the funicular from the Parallel metro station. The Ramblas, Raval and Gothic Quarter are a short 10 minutes walking distance away and is very easy to get there: just cross Avenida Parallel and wander through the multicultural and lively Raval neighbourhood until you reach Las Ramblas or Plaza Catalunya. The Poble Sec is also connected to other parts of the city and important tourist attractions by metro (lines L2 and L3 as well as several bus lines that are only 150 mts away from our apartment).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Barceloneta 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: http://www.aerobusbcn.com/, Nearest railway: www.renfe.es|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Barcelona is a city steeped in culture and history, so if it's some sight-seeing you're after then you've come to the right place. Barcelona is most famous for the fantastical architecture of Antonio Gaudí, whose building are scattered all around the centre of the city. The most famous and impressive can be seen along Passieg de Gràcia where you will find La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Or head to the Parc Güell which is a gorgeous parc designed by the man himself. However the most impressive of Gaudí's works is arguably the Sagrada Familia, the huge, still unfinished temple You can't fail to be humbled by such an imposing and ambitious project, the detail on the exterior walls is just staggering, but beware, if you are scared of heights don't be tempted to climb to the top of the turrets.
Other than Gaudí, Barcelona does offer a lot in terms of architectural brilliance. The Gothic Cathedral in the heart of the Gothic quarter is a must-see. Just wandering around Barcelona you will come across a feast of beautiful buildings, and also get off Las Ramblas, there is so much more to see just 2 minutes either side of this famous street.
For all you culture-vultures out there Barcelona has plenty of museums to keep you happy. The MACBA (museum of modern art) and the CCCB next door are worth a look and generally have good exhibitions on every month. The Picasso and the permanent Dalí exhibition in the Gothic Quarter are always popular. The Caixa Forum is a museum which has different art exhibitions every month. It is just off Plaça Espanya, on Avenida Marques de Comillos that is popular with locals but much ignored by tourists, which is a shame because it's great and free! Near the Caixa Forum is MNAC (museum of Catalan art) which is so beautiful inside and out.
Barcelona has great food, there is no doubt about it. You can get anything you want from international food to Catalan favourites, tapas to seafood platters. All you have to do is look around, there are lots of very reasonably priced restaurants, as well as some extremely pricey ones. People here eat late, lunch is usually at 14:00 and dinner at 22:00, for dinner it is usually advisable to book a table. Like with many things, if you want good quality without the price tag then head away from Las Ramblas.
Tapas is particularly good around Barceloneta, this was originally a fishing village and there are still many quaint little local places where you can get fresh seafood tapas for good prices.
Also I would really recommend having a look round the markets, La Boqueria is on Las Ramblas, Santa Caterina close to the Cathedral and Mercat St Antoni are both filled with fresh products to tempt your every sense.
Barcelona is a party city, whatever time of the night or morning there is always something going on. There are bars to suit everyone, weird ones, secret ones, Catalan ones, Irish pubs, ones with great views and ones with a trendy clientele.
The bars are open here till 3 normally so there is no rush, wander around and move from place to place
Barcelona is a child-friendly place and there is a lot that kids will enjoy. For a start there's the Zoo in Parc Ciutadella, the zoo is large and will provide a days easy entertainment for kids and adults. Or there is the aquarium which is the largest in Europe and is always fun.
Another good place for children is Poble Espanyol which is on Montjuïc, just up from Plaça Espanya. Poble Espanyol is an odd place, a village created in 1929 to imitate the different styles of Spanish regional architecture. There are lots of craft shops, and activities you can watch such as glass-blowing. Often there are also kids only activities where you can leave the little ones for a couple hours, last time I was there it was stilt-walking! And while you are in the Montjuïc area don't miss the magical fountain of Montjuïc, a music and light extravaganza
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20 Feb 2014
"Excellent atmosphere and value"
What a great stay in Barcelona! The flat was perfect for us with plenty of space for our family as well as a separate study and sunny enclosed balcony area. Having the tapas bar just downstairs meant … More
25 Nov 2013
"Excellent apartment in Poble Sec, close to the beach, la rambla and the metro"
This is a great apartment very close to central Barcelona and just a 5 minute walk from the Parallel-lel metro. So it is conveniently located whether you decide to travel on foot or by public transpor… More
Thanks a lot for your review, it has been a pleasure to have you in Barcelona!
9 Nov 2013
"Great place to stay for a visit to Barcelona"
This clean great apartment was a pleasant surprise for us. Even tough there was no elevator that didn't make any difference for our positive experience with this apartment. Beautiful living room and also the kitchen was very nice. In a very quite area near to the metro. Right next to one of the best tapas bars of Barcelona. Walking down the street in the apposite direction of Parallel you will find a surprising cosy street with nice bars and terraces. Good connection to the high lights of this amazing city, also with the cable cars. Worthwhile during your stay in Barcelona. This apartment will be absolute a place we will rent again for a next visit to Barcelona, hopefully soon!
31 Mar 2013
Accommodation well equipped and welcoming. There is everything you need. It is very well located for shopping, subway and walking tours. Very good stay.
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