Live in a real palace, being at the most historical and characteristic street of Barcelona, right next to "Picasso Museum" and 10 minutes walking from the beach! Explore "El Born", the district with the most dedicated shops, restaurants and bars!
The room is clean and beautiful, having a double bed, wardrobe and window with a view to our private yard. It's situated in a big apartment of the XV century palace in the heart of El born district, the coolest area right now in Barcelona.
It's just beside the Gothic area, in the center of Barcelona and 10 minutes walking from Barceloneta beach!
The palace is located in a lovely and very quiet pedestrian street. There are no cars and motorbikes passing by the street, only bicycles and few people walking in the night and it's very easy to sleep!
It's very well organized for you to have anything you need for a nice and comfortable stay:
- Cooking area, clean with a fully equipped kitchen and a dinning table.
- Free high speed Internet connection.
- Fresh washed sheets, covers and towels
The area around the palace, mostly pedestrian, is in the heart of the Born district where the most dedicated and sophisticated galleries, local shops, cafes, restaurants and bars of Barcelona. The “Santa Maria del Mar” and the famous “Paseo del born” street are just at few meters away. The Gothic cathedral of Barcelona, Plaça de Catalunya, Las Ramblas and various of museums are also very close.
Well communicated: Bicing, metro and bus stops are around the palace.
If you need any further information, please feel free to contact me!
Thank you very much for your interest in my place and have a good trip!
Me sentí realmente en casa..
Con todo lo que necesitaba a mí disposición
y con una muy buena atención por parte de Xavier...GRACIAS
La casa es preciosa y con una atmósfera muy acogedora.
La calma y la paz era casi mágica...
y enlazó a la perfección con la magia del concierto al que iba en Barcelona y el resto de cosas que hice esos días.
La localización es perfecta.. en un punto estratégico de la ciudad ..en que todo pilla a mano.
FELIZ de haber estado allí y repetiría sin dudarlo :)
My feeling was really being at home.
I had all I needed available and Xavier was really good on making you feel at home since the first moment you connect with him
The Palace is gorgeous and with very cozy atmosfere.
Stillness and Peace there was almost magic and it perfectly fit with the reason why I was visiting Barcelona ( a concert and several quiet activities)
Location is perfect as you are really on the heart of the neighborhood.. everything is close
I am happy I had this experience and I would repeat without any doubt :)
Just spent the last few days in Xavi's apartment and would highly recommend it. It's in a great location, away from the madness of La Rambla, and is only a short walk away from a beautiful park (Parc de la Cuitadella) Also has some really nice bars/restaurants nearby.
The apartment has a lovely quirky feel, full of trinkets and art!
One thing i must say is that due to El Born becoming quite a popular spot, it can be a little noisy outside from time to time, a minor annoyance.
Xavier is a very nice host, I spent 3 wonderful days there. He goes out of his way to help you wherever he can and can help you with anything. The apartment is very charming and centrally located in a pedestrian area.
I had a short nice stay at Xavier's place. The location is amazing — right in the heart of El Born. The minute you go out there are tons of great tapas restaurants, bars and music venues along the charming narrow streets. You can hear the lively streets from the living room window in the morning, very Barcelona :). The apartment is full of Xavier's interesting art collection. The bathroom is tiny but clean.
Xavier is friendly and gave me a few tips around the area when I first arrived. He's very busy during the rest of my stay though, and I wish there was a little bit more interaction.
Xavier and his flatemate Nikos were great hosts, very welcoming and relaxed. The apartment is a unique, artistic place, furnished with Xavier's original ideas and much love. It is definitely a very special place to stay and right in the heart of Barcelonas vibrating centre - on the downside, be prepared for many tourists crowding the street in front of the house. On the other hand it is easy to be the first guest of the Picasso museum (next door) or to get fresh vegetables and fish in the market hall Santa Catarina. As there are two rooms that are let, you usually do not lack nice company when cooking in the kitchen or hanging out with a glass of wine in the evening.
Xavier is the nicest host ever. Always available for a glas of beer and talks in the kitchen. He has the best advices for bars and restaurants.
The apartment is in the perfect location. I loved the sounds from the street. You are in the heart of Barcelona. The bars, cafes and gelaterias on walking distance are great.
The house is an impressive old palace. The apartment itself is like a museum: full of old mirrors, paintings, art, vases etc. I discovered new things every day. Shower small but functional.
Thank you for the perfect stay.
Very nice place to stay a few days in barcelona. The appartment is located in a living and artistic area : el born. Xavier was very helpfull and compliant as he waited us around 2am after a delayed flight. Moreover he gave us different advice to eat typical food and to get a drink on evening. Our bedroom was pleasant except the eat on summer. The appartment is originally decorated and give a special atmosphere. Only negative point is the shower which is very small. So i recommend it!
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I am Xavier, from Barcelona, visual artist.
I love Art, Music and Travel... I love learning new things everyday.
I love meeting new people and sharing interests.
And that's why I'm here : )
You are welcome to my place!