About this listing
The good thing about our home is that it is very quiet and yet in the throbbing centre of the city, has good access to public transport and many interesting places to visit at a walking distance.
This flat is our home, which we're renting out while we're away organising an exhibition and taking a break. It is 126m2 big and all rooms are large and light. The two bedrooms are very big, one even contains a library! Then there is a large kitchen which is also the dining room, and a livingroom with 2 very comfortable sofas.
The bedrooms both have double beds. There is a computer in each one of them and WiFi in the whole flat. The kitchen has everything one needs for preparing daily meals, including a dish washer and basic food, you can replace after use.
There is a TV Set in the livingroom without TV connection, but with a dvd and plenty of movies. The library is well sorted with literature and artbooks in German, French, English, Spanish and Catalan, as well as dictionaries and encyclopaedias.
The apartment is situated in a building a wealthy man built for himself, his family and servants around 1780. The staircaise was redone in the 90s with beautiful lighting by our friend and artist Alberto Carvajal and has an elevator.
The building is located in the medieval jewish quarter, very close to the newly opened Synagogue. This is part of what now is the Gothic quarter in the very heart of the city, with many highlights at a walking distance: the Picasso Museum, the Parc de la Ciutadella, Barceloneta and the beaches, the Ramblas, Macba, CCCB, Plaza Catalunya and both major markets - Boquería and Santa Caterina. Nice restaurants, bars, cafés and shops are right around the corner, but the street itself is very silent. It is
the ideal place to relax and enjoy the throbbing life of the city at the same time.
Public transport of all kind (bus and metro) are close at hand, either in Via Layetana or the Ramblas.
if you think this is the place for you to stay please get back to me so we can interchange some more information!
All the best
Treat our home and our neighbours as if they were yours. Don't throw big parties or make excesive noise at night.
Tanja was a really great host and very welcoming. Me and my girlfriend stayed 2 weeks in June, and it has been a really great place to sojourn. The apartment is full of character and charm, clean and spacious, exactly like on the pictures, with a very nice kitchen, ideal for cooking and having lunch. Perfectly located in the Gothic quarter, the flat is near of all commodities, metro and bus and very quiet even if very central and close from la Ramblas and the touristic areas.
I highly recommend it!
Tanja was very friendly and helpful, and even met us at Plaça Catalunya to help us find the apartment for the first time. She arranged everything for us, drew us a small map to help us orient ourselves, and was extremely accommodating of our little children.
The apartment is beautiful -- full of art and very comfortable for a family. Our two small kids shared one bedroom (plenty of space) and there was lots of room for the parents to relax after bedtime. Most rooms open up to a small balcony, so there is plenty of light and air. The solid shutters also mean that the rooms can be nice and dark to avoid rising with the sun!
Tanja's apartment is right in the middle of the Gothic quarter, a very short walk from the Liceu metro stop. It is also well connected via the Jaume I metro stop. Almost every building in the surrounding neighbourhood is packed with bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. It's a short distance to walk to the Born district, and around 20 minutes to walk to the beach (but busses are also nearby). There are also several supermarkets and bakeries close by. A perfect base from which to explore Barcelona. I would not hesitate to stay there again!
We leaved in Tanja’s apartment for a week during April 2014, and it was an awesome place to stay.
To begin with, Tanja is a great host, her knowledge and warmth gave us a real nice welcome. We actually had an issue with a lost laptop (forgot it in the trunk of the taxi from the airport L ) in which Tanja also helped: calling the cab’s station, locating the airport lost & found and really not sparing any effort helping us getting along with the authorities.
The apartment itself is also really nice, great location at the heart of the Gothic district, very comfortable and roomy enough for the six of us (two couples with kids), clean and supplied with cocking stove, oven, dish washer, washing machine, hot water – everything.
All in all we highly recommend Tanja’s place for a great vacation.
Tanja's place is amazing. Very spacious and comfy, and located in a very central and beautiful old part of Barcelona. There are many lovely restaurants and bars walking distance, and the metro station is also really close too if you want to go a bit further afield. The roof is great for sitting on in the sun and having some wine. Tanja was the perfect host. Really easy to get hold of, and a lovely lady too! This place has everything going for it, so i would recommend it to all.
My husband, 4-year-old and I stayed in Tanja's flat for an entire month this spring and could not have been more welcomed and pleased with our stay. The apartment itself is funky, charming and unique--a far cry from a sterile, characterless hotel--though it was perfectly clean and lovely. Set off from Carrer del Call, it has the great boon of being both right in the middle of all of the action and yet quite peaceful at night, when you just want to sleep and get ready for the next day. Coming from NY it felt huge to us--in fact, we barely spent any time in the living room because we were so taken with other parts of the house (the kitchen in particular is lovely for eating/ talking/ getting ready for the day). Tanja and her family were wonderfully kind, and she was always extremely responsive to any questions we had--whether that was about the apartment itself or the neighborhood outside of it. Speaking of which, I have to believe there is no more romantic place to walk around in Barcelona than the streets of the Bari Gotic and El Born, and in that way, coming home every day was really extraordinary. Stone walls! Tiny, beautiful alleys! Sweet squares filled with people chatting at any time of the day! If you are the kind of traveler who prefers the bohemian to the boring, you will be thrilled to stay at Tanja's place. We highly recommend it.
An inspirational, quirky, characterful & spacious apartment in a fantastically central location in the heart of the gothic quarter. A minute from the cathedral & what feels like the best part of the gothic area so perfect if you want a base you can pop in and out of throughout the day. Tanja is really helpful and prompt with communication. We loved the location and the apartment and would highly recommend.
Dave & Jo Wise
About the Host, Tanja
I'm a very sociable person, I love people and am very commited to social causes. I believe we can all make our little contribution towards creating a more just society, where we can all develop our talents and enjoy life in a respectful way with others and nature. This is one of the reasons why, in 1995, together with a group of friends, we created an association dedicated to promoting creative recycling, organising festivals, exhibitions and workshops. This still is one of my greatest passions today .
I also love literature, cinema, music, dancing, traveling and discovering new worlds and cultures.