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Welcome to "Montmartre barcelonés" !
This Barcelona apartment is situated just next to the busy touristic city center (Barrio Gotico & LA RAMBLA) , within 10-min walking distance to the sea (The Barcelona Old Harbour), on the 3rd floor of a typical Barcelona building from the 19th century, with a stylish staircase and a balconies overlooking the street.
As in majority old buildings in the center of Barcelona, there is no lift in the building.
Please note, that as the area is lively, with some bars and restaurants, there might be some noise at night, that can affect the rooms facing the street. The LIVING ROOM is quiet, and can be used as a bedroom
The street is wide, properly illuminated during all night, and the area is safe.
THIS BARCELONA APARTMENT CONSISTS ON:
*** Double bedroom 1, with the queen-size bed, sunny balcony and facing the street,
*** Double bedroom 2, with a double, pull-up sofa and a sunny balcony, facing the street,
*** Spacy living-room, with a pull-out sofa that eventually can accommodate 2 extra guests, and a dining corner.
*** Bathroom 1 with a sink, WC and modern shower.
*** Bathroom 2 with a sink, WC and bath tub.
*** Nicely equipped sunny kitchen, with the basic spices (salt, sugar, oil, vinagre, tobasco, soya sauce, and others).
* WiFi (free and fast)
* Air Conditioning
* Linen and towels provided.
* Coffee, tea and the basic spices are provided,
* Shower gel, shampoo and soap is provided (unless you need any special one).
LOCATION of the Barcelona apartment:
The great majority of the city attractions is easily available walking, the only ones where you would need to take the metro are:
*** La Sagrada Familia (10 mins by direct metro train)
*** El Parque Guell (17 mins by direct metro train).
There are some cafe-bars just downstairs, grocery shops, tapas-bars.
And especially, the legendary Barcelona live-music and concert club - SALA APOLO is just 200 meters from this Barceloan apartment. You can find a great variety of live-music events there: from jazz, to rock, blues, swing, FLAMENCO and many others.
Bus D-20 perfect for direct transport to the Barceloneta beach (you can also walk, it's about 20 min, along the Old Harbor). There are also night buses from the same bus stop.
There is a BIKE RENTAL nearby.
There is a direct bus to the Prat Airport from Plaza España.
The Poble Sec district is a part of Barcelona located at the foot of Montjuic, whose central thoroughfare is the Avinguda del Paral·lel, few steps from this Barcelona apartment.
Avinguda del Paral·lel for decades was the centre of the city’s nightlife with a dozen theatres, numerous music halls and cafés peopled by cabaret artists and bon viveurs; a steamy mix of eroticism and anarchism.
When the street was officially opened in October 1894, it was already home to a burgeoning entertainment industry of cafés, music halls and, particularly towards the port end, brothels. By the early 20th century, it had as many as 10 theatres and several music and dance halls along a stretch of barely 300 fun-laden metres, leading to the avenue’s nickname of the ‘Montmartre barcelonés’.
In addition to El Molino musical hall, today just three theatres remain: Apolo, Condal and Victoria, but the city council has recently purchased the old Arnau theatre, which has stood in a sorry state for several years, with the aim of turning it into an as-yet-unspecified cultural centre. The plan forms part of a project to return Barcelona’s Broadway to its former glory, making what the council calls an “avenue of leisure” for the city.
I do my best to personally welcome my guests at home. If I am not able to do it, a trusted friend of mine takes care on my guests. All the time myself or my friend are pending on the guest's stay. In case of any problem we are ready to help.
Nos quedamos 4 noches y la pasamos genial, el apartamento es amplio, luminoso, bien ubicado y está en perfectas condiciones. Aga fue muy amable y estuvo a nuestra disposición. Muy recomendable.
Aga is a very nice and helpful person. She recommended me some great places to eat and visit in the area. Her apartment is perfectly located at the hert of poble sec very near Metro Parallel, and 10 mintes walk from the touristic area of La Rambla.
Nice apartment and nice location. Aga was very helpfull and gave some great tips about events we could see during our stay in Barcelona. Wifi was also strong and fast which was usefull. Enjoyed staying at this apartment. Nice tapas on the other side of the street ;)
Ottima sistemazione l'appartamento di Aga, in una posizione ottimale e ben servita dai mezzi pubblici, ma si raggiunge tutto anche serenamente a piedi. La casa è accogliente, moderna e pulita, con ogni confort, nei dintorni tutto quello di cui si può aver bisogno. Aga è stata molto disponibile e preziosa con i suoi consigli e materiali per il nostro soggiorno! Grazie.
Great setup, nice place , decent location, happy to stay there!
The apartment was beautiful, perfect location and Aga was incredibly welcoming! I will love to come back and stay at this apartment
Place is good value for money! A cheap way to be in a very central location. Perfect for what we needed. Aga was a great host and I can't say that the friends I arranged the flat for were great guests - after locking themselves out by getting confused with several sets of keys they had to wake up Aga on a Sunday morning... She came straight away! So thanks again Aga for helping my friends out and sorry for the inconvenience caused! Best regards, Jacques.
Aga's Apartment is in perfect walking distance to almost all the noticeable attractions in Barcelona. That is we not once used the metro whilst still reaching barceloneta, la sagrada familia etc. Moreover the apartment has all the amenities necessary and even more. Hot water, heating, etc. worked perfectly. Wifi didn't work but the important aspect is that Aga offered immediate consultation to solve the problem.overall (check in, check out) we had a very pleasurable stay at Aga's apartment and I would recommend anyone who is traveling with more than 2 people to stay at this place. cheers oliver
Thank you for a nice review. I am sorry that you could't get a proper use of the internet. Once I received your information that It didn't work I suggested you to restart the rooter, as it needs it periodically. I also offered me to come along and do it, but you said it was not necessary. After your departure, I have restarted the rooter and it worked immediately!
Thank you again and all the best ;-)
Me and my friends had a great time at Aga's! Perfect for what we wanted. It's a walk away from the centre. Lots to do great bars and restaurants to visit! I recommend hiring the electric bikes for the day to explore. Thanks Aga for a great weekend and I'll be back soon! Adam Newton.
Aga has an amazing setup. The flat was great and the location is almost too perfect. When we arrived she sat with us and gave us a bunch of recommendations and tips to make our trip memorable. She provided us a map and marked key locations on it as well as best times to go to certain places.
The wifi worked great and was quite fast. While we didn't cook at all the kitchen seemed to have everything you would need to make decent meals. The washing machine worked great and we were able to dry all our clothes like the locals do, on a rope.
The shower is great and as a 6 foot 5 inch person I was impressed with the height of the spout as usually I have to hunch. This was well above me and it makes a world of difference.
Aga was also super flexible with our arrival and departure times and this was quite helpful as we had a night flight out of Barcelona.
In terms of location the flat is close to La Rambla and the walk is short. You can also be down at the water in 10-15 minutes and the walk itself is quite pleasant. You're about 3 minutes from a metro station so getting around the city is not a problem.