About This Listing
Charming apartment located in the heart of the historical center, next the harbour in the old city. Warm and comfortable this apartment overlooks a quiet pedestrian street.
The dining room has a balcony overlooking the street and a fully equipped kitchen, making it an ideal space for the coexistence of a family or a group of friends. The master bedroom is spacious and overlooks the street, has a double bed, a wardrobe and a dresser. The other room overlooks a small courtyard lighting, ventilation, and contains two single beds and a few small lockers for each guest. The bathroom consists of a small bathtub, sink and toilet.
The Gótico quarter (Barrio Gótico), is one of the best preserved medieval sets of Europe, placed in the historic centre of the city, between the Ramblas and Vía Laietana street. The beginning of Barcelona is among these ancient streets that still keep the aroma of older times. In fact, there are still remains of what once was the city wall and the Roman town (in the Museum of History of Barcelona). The cathedral, its cloister, the Plaza del Rey, the Plaza de Sant Iu, and the Plaza de Sant Just squares are places that breathe history. The quarter is formed by tiny stoned pedestrian alleys and small terraces, traditional stores, and night spots (around the Plaza Real square). Also part of the neighbourhood is the famous and crowded Rambla, a walk that is still the most popular one in the city.
It has WIFI, so you will be able to contact family and friends explaining to the experiences you are having in this wonderful city .
In the heart of the Gothic , the heart of the city. Close to all major attractions of the historic center and the Cathedral , Palau de la Música, the Gotic area , Church of Santa Maria del Mar, the Picasso Museum , Mercat de la Boqueria, etc. Near Port Vell and Maremagnum center Shopping. Lively area with many restaurants , theaters , cinemas , bars and pubs.
It is the best place to walk to the most emblematic places of the city.
I advise you to go walking to most places to enjoy the atmosphere of the streets and getting lost in the streets, people watching and knowing your corner .
Another interesting thing is to rent a bike, lets see more parts of the city in a calm and relaxed way.
Walking distance to the beach and the area of Barceloneta, where you can find the best fish restaurants, and try the best rice " arrossejats " and Catalan dishes.
An ideal opportunity to walk the streets and approach all these attractions , walking and being surprised at every turn by the various highlights of this area of the city.
It is close to the best bars and restaurants of the city center , however , is located in a small quiet street .
Interaction with Guests
I'm from Barcelona lifetime, I know every nook and charming places of the city, so don't hesitate and ask me :-))
I'm your diposición for any question or problem, I always find me in my phone, also live very close in 5 minutes so I'm there :-))
The Gothic Quarter is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, located in the historic center of the city, between the Ramblas and Via Laietana. The origin of Barcelona is in these old streets that still retain the air of another time. In fact parts of what was the city wall and the Roman town (at the Museum of History of the city) are still preserved. The cathedral, its cloister, the Plaça del Rei, Plaça de Sant Iu, Plaça de Sant Just are spaces that breathe history. The neighborhood consists of small cobblestone pedestrian alleys and small terraces, traditional shops, nightclubs (around the Plaça Real). Also part of the neighborhood is the famous and crowded Rambla, a walk that is still the most popular in the city.
Only 5 minutes from the Metro stations Metro Drassanes (line 3) and 15 minutes from Plaça Catalunya.
In Plaza Catalunya is the Aerobus, the bus to the airport!
We would ask that you please do not smoke inside the house, please use the balcony.
We are aware that things can break, glassware and crockery particularly simple and not charge you for replaceable items.
Please respect the rest of neighbors with regard to noise at night. Enjoy the peace and the comforts of home - but please, can not have parties.
Towels are provided for use in the apartment is not allowed to take them out of the house. If you are planning to go to the beach or pool, bring your own towels.
Please take your trash and do not leave dirty dishes.
The flat was clean and had everything you needed. Good for a short stay with friends, but I would not say it's child friendly as it's located on the 3rd floor and lots of tiny steps. Also very noisy at night.
Il nostro soggiorno a Barcellona è stato piacevole e Manel è stato gentile e disponibile. Il quartiere gotico ha un fascino particolare e può essere un'ottima base per visitare la città. L'appartamento dunque si trova in un punto comodo.
Noi eravamo in tre con una bimba e c'era spazio sufficiente per tutti (tranna il bagno che è veramente piccolo).
L'unica pecca è che probabilmente non è un appartamento adatto a chi ha bimbi molto piccoli (come nel nostro caso) perchè le scale da fare sono davvero tante.
Visited Barcelona for a weekend in May 2015 (2 adults, 2 children aged 7 and 5 years). Had a wonderful time. Manel was a great and uncomplicated host. Appartment very clean and well equipped. Great localization as Barrio gotico, ramblas, beach, aquarium and many other sights and public transportation very close by. Also a small but well sorted supermarket just next door. Two separate bedrooms, the one we used for the kids was very quiet, the other one has windows out to the street, on which in some nights there was some noise from pedestrains/passing by party people.
Manel's apartment is brilliantly situated. Close to La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter it really is a great base to explore both the sights and nightlife of the city.
On arrival I had to take a photo from the Balcony - it really is amazing to be living in the heart of downtown Barcelona which most people only come to visit and look at.
The apartment is not modern, it definitely feels a little dated, but I, personally would much rather this than a minimal white box. It was spotlessly clean, however.
The bathroom is very small, with bath/shower and toilet squashed into a very small room. However I think it still offers value for money.
One note, the street on which the apartment is situated can be loud at night or early in the morning. There are no bars or clubs, but this is downtown Barcelona and you are never far from a rowdy tourist, or an early morning delivery. If you want silence, this probably isn't the right area for you.
The location of the flat is great, as it is in walking distance of both the beach, the old town, many of the main sights of the city and good shopping areas. Manel met us very friendly in the apartment when we arrived late around midnight and we did not lack anything during our stay. At our request he also gave us two sets of keys, which was very convenient for us. The main bedroom fronting a narrow street, was quit noisy late at night though, due to people passing by. In addition we were a bit disturbed in the morning as there was a building under construction just opposite the flat, but I guess this can happen anywhere. All in all, we had a great stay in Barcelona!
Manel was very good - clear, speedy communication beforehand and he got back to us quickly when we landed and got in touch. He met us at the apartment, showed us around and let us leave our bags there on the last day after we had checked out.
All-in-all it was a good experience - a basic but clean flat in a great area; near the metro, close to the beach, a walk from most places.
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About the Host, Manel
Manel and I'm born and live in Barcelona with my partner and my two daughters. I speak english, french, italian, catalan and spanish.
I like Barcelona, I realize that the locals are very lucky: we can walk, cycle, swim in the sea, enjoy terraces, Art rooms, old warehouses, plazas and streets filled centenarians living throughout the year.
I, at least, I do and I can recommend excursions, Itineriaries, special sites (for normal ...) that you will like a lot.
I also like to sing and play guitar, in fact I know wonderful places to sing and enjoy :-))) I can also recommend tours around Barcelona: Collserola, Montjuic, Forum .... you only have to come and carried away ....Adeuuuu!
Manel et je suis né et vit à Barcelone avec mon conjoint et mes deux filles.
J'aime Barcelone, je me rends compte que les habitants sont très chanceux: nous pouvons marcher, faire du vélo, nager dans la mer, profiter des terrasses, des salles d'art, de vieux entrepôts, des places et des rues centenaires vivant tout au long de l'année remplis.
Moi, du moins, je fais et je peux recommander des excursions, Itineriaries, des sites spéciaux (pour la normale ...) que vous voulez beaucoup.
J'aime aussi chanter et jouer de la guitare, en fait, je sais endroits merveilleux pour chanter et profiter :-))) Je peux aussi vous recommander des visites autour de Barcelone: Collserola, Montjuic, Forum .... il suffit de venir et emporter .... Adeuuuu!
Soy Manel y he nacido y vivo en Barcelona junto a mi pareja y mis dos hijas.
Me gusta Barcelona, me doy cuenta que los barcelonesers somos muy afortunados: podemos pasear, ir en bici, nadar en el Mar, disfrutar de terrazas, salas de Arte, bodegas viejas, plazas y calles centenarias llenas der vida durante todo el año.
Yo, por lo menos, lo hago y os puedo recomendar excursiones, itineriarios, sitios especiales (por normales...) que os gustaran. También me gusta mucho cantar y tocar la guitarra, de hecho conozco sitios maravillosos para cantar y disfrutar :-))) También os puedo recomendar excursiones por los alrededores de Barcelona: Collserola, Montjuic, Fórum.... solo teneis que venir y dejaros llevar.... Adeuuu!!
Sóc en Manel i he nascut i visc a Barcelona amb la meva parella i dos filles.
M'agrada Barcelona, m'adono que els barcelonins som molt afortunats: podem passejar, anar en bici, nedar al mar, gaudir de terrasses tot l'any, sales d'Art, cellers velles, places i carrers centenaris plens de vida durant tot l'(website hidden), almenys, ho faig i us puc recomanar excursions, itineriarios, llocs especials (per normals ...) que us agradaran molt. També m'agrada molt cantar i tocar la guitarra, de fet conec llocs meravellosos per cantar i gaudir :-))) També us puc recomanar excursions pels voltants de Barcelona: Collserola, Montjuïc, Fòrum .... només heu de venir i deixar-vos portar .... Adeuuu!!