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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome

In one of the situations most central Barcelona, this apartment has two double bedrooms outside street, each of them has a balcony that will open the doors to a city that I rallied in more than 100 years ago, you will see the charming cobbled alleys, with very characteristic edificos old band and band surrounding the building.

As you can see from the photos, the apartment is completely renovated, the decor is as welcoming, with its beamed ceilings and vaults, retain great charm, you will feel surrounded by a really beautiful atmosphere, as if you transportarais the past. The kitchen and bathroom are the most fun, a touch of modern design blends perfectly with the magic of old. In the lounge area at 100% as you see in the pictures, you will find a comfortable sofa that can serve as a double bed. The apartment is an accurate reflection of what would become the city of Barcelona and conservation design classic. It is equipped with all the amenities one needs, after a day of back and forth across the city: air conditioning, heating, towels, crockery, cutlery, WIFI, sheets ..... we will not lack detail to make you feel as comfortable as in your houses.

No doubt your situation is a very important value for you, then within two to three blocks will be in places like: The Petrixol carrer, Les Ramblas, the Mercat de la Boqueria, the Teatre del Liceu, Plaça Catalunya, La Placa del Pi, La Placa Sant Josep Oriol among others, and you can also choose any desplazaros by public transport to the city of Barcelona, the Plaça Catalunya as are most of them. We hope you like it, see you in Barcelona!

Perfect starting point to visit any part of Barcelona. The Plaça de Catalunya divides the city into two distinct areas, the neighborhood north of L'Eixample, to the south the CASC Antic (Ciutat Vella and Borne etc.) and further down the beach of Barceloneta.

If we are at the center of Plaça Catalunya will be in the beginning of the three main routes of Barcelona: Passeig de Gracia, Rambla de Catalunya and Ramblas, here You get almost 100% of transportation in the city .

Walking along Les Ramblas towards the sea on our way we will find some of the busiest and most important commercial city and Portal del Ángel Portaferrissa (located one block from the apartment). Following our walk to the sea on the left find the Plaça Reial, Pay attention to their streetlights where Gaudí left us another of his works of art in Barcelona and best of all, be seduced and surprised by streets, buildings and thousand more corners.

Meanwhile commuting is almost obligatory stop snacking in cafes found in Petrixol Street (one block from the apartment) and surroundings, endless baking, handmade chocolates and pastries guaranteed in many of its stores with more than 100 years old. In the surrounding art galleries, bookstores and antique shops seduce you once. Do not forget one of the most beautiful spots of Barcelona: the Plaça del Pi and Plaza Sant Josep Oriol (two squares, one block from the apartment), where on Saturdays various artists exhibit their paintings.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach from the apartment to the beach, walking is a dist
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 1
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

The Catalunia region

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:

Less than two hundred kilometres from the French border, Barcelona is on the Mediterranean coast, which is the reason for the pleasant climate in the Catalan capital.

As well as the sea, mountains are also part of Barcelona's landscape. The city, which covers an area of 100.4 square kilometres, is surrounded by the Collserola hills to the west and by the hill of Montjuïc, which climbs up from the coast.

A lot of small hills, like Monterols, Putget, Carmel, Rovira and Peira, rise above the Barcelona plain, which is bordered by two rivers, the Llobregat to the south and the Besòs to the north.

TERRITORIAL DISTRIBUTION:

With a population of 1,620,943 inhabitants on 1 January, 2012, Barcelona is divided territorially into ten districts that have a historical basis. Each district is divided into barris (neighbourhoods).

Ciutat Vella is the district which covers the historical centre of the city. The Eixample is the district where the city first expanded after the walls were knocked down.

The other districts, Sants-Montjuïc, Les Corts, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Gràcia, Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu and Sant Martí, for the most part, were towns that surrounded the old city, integrated into Barcelona during the course of the 19th and 20th centuries

HISTORY:

The origins of Barcelona date back to the first century BC, when the Romans established a small colony around Mont Tàber (Taber Hill) called Barcino. The remains of two Roman walls bear witness to this time.

From the 4th to the 13th centuries, Barcelona expanded and consolidated the urban centre established by the Romans. At the end of the 13th century, a second wall was built, around the Santa Maria del Mar church, a symbol of medieval Barcelona. This was where the Ribera barri arose, the neighbourhood of craftspeople.

The city's unstoppable growth was reinforced by trade with the Americas and nascent industrialisation, which broke the Ancien Régime. However, the real revolution did not occur until centuries later when the walls were demolished to redevelop the city on the basis of Cerda's expansion plan, the Pla Cerdà de l'Eixample.

This was a time when the first railway united Barcelona and Mataro, symbolising the industrial prosperity that would soon be reflected in architecture. Industrial families had Modernista icons built including Parc Güell, Casa Milà and Casa Batlló.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Barcelona was already a modern city, a melting pot of social and cultural movements. The outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and the resulting Franco dictatorship meant the city lived through a bleak period, even though it continued to grow economically, especially from the 50s onwards.

The return of democracy and the announcement that Barcelona would host the 1992 Olympic Games turned the city into an international reference point. That was the moment that marked the start of the transformation that has continued with events like the 2004 Forum of Cultures, urban redevelopment projects like the 22@ technology district, and buildings such as the Torre Agbar.

LANGUAGE:

Catalan, the official language of Catalonia, is spoken in Barcelona, as is Spanish, the official language of Spain.

The two Romance languages co-exist in Barcelona, where you can also hear other languages, given the importance of tourism and the fact that the city is a meeting point for various cultures.

POLITICAL SITUATION: (2013)

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is Spain's second city in terms of inhabitants. Spain is a European Union member State and is divided into autonomous regions. In the case of Catalonia, self-government dates back to the Middle Ages.

The Ajuntament is the City Council which represents, governs and administers the city's interests.

In addition, Barcelona has a legal standing that guarantees and reinforces the city's autonomy, namely the Carta Municipal, the municipal charter approved by the parliaments of Catalonia and Spain.

CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE:

Barcelona is bubbling all year round. Alternative art galleries, urban sport, festivals, fairs, exhibitions and more fill the calendar with ideas that bring us closer to a culture always hanging on the latest trends, not just personal but also urban, artistic, mobility and even food. Yet Barcelona people have fixed habits and therefore they like to look after and promote there history, preserving buildings and streets, while maintaining their traditions throughout the year. Celebrations like the Festa de la Mercè, literally the "Festival of Our Lady of Mercy", the citys' patroness, is a very good example of this. It is also important to mention the folk festivals in each of the city neighbourhoods, notably those in Sants and Gràcia, where every year they follow the same traditions, with giants, human towers and folk music.

Barcelona faces the sea and, as a result, became a large gateway through which, during the course of its history, knowledge, traditions, customs, new consumer products have passed, in short, an inexhaustible source of wealth, not only from Europe but also all the lands that form the Mediterranean and beyond. Although culturally Barcelonians have fed themselves through this always open window, they are people of habit, with fixed times and hours, as well as a family character. We can therefore assert that their cultural growth has always rested on a formula that is very much their own and difficult to copy: an interesting mix of local traditions and others that have come from outside

HOURLY HABITS

Mealtimes

In Barcelona, like the rest of Spain, it is normal to eat later than in other European countries. Breakfast, the first real meal of the day, is usually eaten between 9am and 11am and generally lighter than in the rest of Europe, similar to what hotels call a "continental breakfast" (orange juice, coffee and croissant). Lunch is between 2 and 3pm while dinner starts between 9 and 10pm. Nevertheless, restaurants adapt to working hours, so you can have lunch from 1 to 3pm, while dinner might be served from 9 to around 11.30pm. It is also worth pointing out there are restaurants where you can eat at any time of the day.

WORKING HOURS

The working day normally starts between 8 and 9am, breaking off around 1.30 or 2pm. Work starts again between 3 and 4pm, finishing around 6 or 7.30pm..

SHOP OPENING TIMES

Barcelona shops open between 9 and 10am, closing for lunch between 1.30 and 2pm. They open again between 4 and 5pm and do not close until 8 or 8.30pm. However, it should be pointed out that the big shopping centres do not close at midday. Some shops and all the big department stores open on Saturday afternoon, while everywhere is closed on Sunday, except those Sundays when shops are allowed to open.

ENTERTAIMENT TIMES

THEATRES AND CINEMAS

On working days, cinemas usually have four sessions between 4 and 10pm. At weekends, some have matinees starting at 11.30 or 12 midday, as well as late night sessions, starting around 12.30 or 1 in the morning. Theatres do one performance a day, usually between 9 and 10.30pm on working days or 6 and 7pm on Sundays. Some theatres offer two performances, especially on Saturdays, the first at 6 or 7pm and the second at 9 or 10pm.

DISCOS AND MUSIC BARS

Pubs and music bars are generally open from 6.30pm to 2.30am, while discos are open to about 5.am.

SOCIAL HABITS OF BARCELONA PEOPLE

Although more and more Barcelonians prefer to go out on working days, Friday and Saturday are the days with the most nightlife. The night might start off with a meal in a restaurant, carry on with visit to a theatre or a concert and end up in a disco, music bar, jazz club or somewhere like that.

On Saturday afternoon and evening the city centre shops are very busy and the huge number of bars and cafes in that part of town provide a good place to recover from the bustle of the day.

Sunday morning is time for a stroll. In Barcelona it is not as typical as in other Spanish cities to go for tapas but it is common to go for a drink at one of the cafe terrace tables, on sunny days, or inside, if the weather is not suitable. On the other hand, many Barcelonians like to go away for the weekend.

Barcelona

TOURIST INFORMATION POINTS:

Plaça de Catalunya

Located in the heart of Barcelona, this information point has 700 m2 of dedicated floor space providing tourist and cultural information in different languages, It also offers services such as last-minute hotel bookings and the sale of tourism products:

More information:

Address: Plaça de Catalunya, 17-S

How to get there: Metro: L3,L1. Bus: 9, 22, 28, 42, 47, 58, 66, 67, 68. Tren: R4.

Email: info@barcelonaturisme.com

Opening time: daily: 8.30 am to 8.30 pm.

Closed: 1st of January and 25th of December.

OTHER OFFICES:

Plaça de Sant Jaume

Another of Turisme de Barcelona's tourist information points is located in the heart of the city's Gothic Quarter, on the ground floor of Barcelona's City Hall.

Here you will find:

Tourist and cultural information about Barcelona in a number of languages provided by our front-desk staff. Distribution and sale of tourist leaflets and brochures.

Hotel information and bookings at over 200 hotels and pensions in the city. Last-minute hotel bookings.

More information:

Address: Ciutat, 2 (Ajuntament de Barcelona)

Opening time:Monday to Friday: 8.30am-8.30pm. Saturday: 9am-7pm. Sunday and public holidays: 9am-2pm.

Closed:: 1st of January and 25th of December.

ESTACIÓ DE SANTS

Rail travellers arriving in the city will find a Turisme de Barcelona tourist information point at Barcelona Sants railway station.

Here you will find:

Tourist and cultural information about Barcelona in a number of languages provided by our front-desk staff. Distribution and sale of tourist leaflets and brochures.

Hotel information and bookings at over 200 hotels and pensions in the city. Last-minute hotel bookings.

More information:

Address: Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n

Phone: 902 240 202 - 24 hores.

How to get there: Metro: L5,L3. Bus: 63,68.

Web site: www.renfe.es

E-mail:inf.cerbarna@cosme.renfe.es

Opening time: daily, 8am-8pm.

Closed: 1st of January and 25th of December.

AEROPORT TERMINALS 1,2

At Barcelona – El Prat airport you find tourist information offices co-managed by the Catalan government, Barcelona Regional Council and Turisme de Barcelona:

Here you will find:

Tourist and cultural information about Barcelona in a number of languages provided by our front-desk staff. Distribution and sale of tourist leaflets and brochures.

Hotel information and bookings at over 200 hotels and pensions in the city. Last-minute hotel bookings.

More information:

Address: Aeroport del Prat. Terminal 1 i 2.

Opening time: Daily, 9am-9pm.

Closed: 1st of January and 25th of December.

CRUISE TERMINALS

If you are travelling to Barcelona by boat you can obtain tourism information once you go ashore the ship.

These information booths are located at strategic points in the harbour terminals. You will find:

The offices provide cruise passengers with tourist and cultural information about Barcelona in a number of languages.

More information:

Address: Terminals A,B,C i D del Moll Adossat. Terminals Nord i Sud del World Trade Center.

Opening time: According to the arrival of cruise ships in transit.

VISAS

If you live in Europe

Schengen Treaty

If you are from one of the countries that have signed the Schengen Treaty, i.e. Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia or Sweden, you do not need a passport or a visa, just your identity card. You can stay in Spain for 90 days.

European countries outside the Schengen Area

If your country is not included in the Schengen Area, i.e. Gibraltar, Ireland, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, you need a passport or identity card.

If you come from Bulgaria, Cyprus or Romania, countries that have recently joined the European Union, you also need a passport or identity card because they are not fully integrated into the Schengen Area.

In general, a visa is not required to travel within the European Union.

If you live outside Europe

For stays of less than 90 days, you do not need a visa, only a passport, if you are a subject of the following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong & Macao (China), Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

To obtain a visa you need to remember the following :

1.

Visas must be obtained in the country of origin before travelling. They are issued by the Spanish embassy or consulate.

2.

Visa applications must be made 8-12 weeks before travelling to Spain. Your passport must be in order and valid for a minimum of three months.

3.

If you have any doubts, we recommend phoning the Spanish embassy or consulate in your country of origin, as each country has its own procedures for handling applications.

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