Check the Neighboorhood guide of Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.es/locations/barcelona/el-born
Our house is a big luminous flat of 160 m2 with a 70m2 terrace. 3 rooms, 1 double bedroom, 1 with a big (2pax) sleeping couch and a single bedded (children's) bedroom. The livingroom/kitchen is 60m2 with a Big Dining table. All very nice decorated (the house has been several times published in magazines) and a fantastic terrace for bbq, diners and with a big loungebed! In the center of barcelona, with bars, muesa, beach and shopping at walking distance.
A great place to live like a local!
The Born / St.Pere Area:
(check also the neighbourhood guide of Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.es/locations/barcelona/el-born)
This lively neighbourhood is a magnet for hipsters, design aficionados and for anyone in search of restaurants, nightclubs and cocktail bars with a chic but friendly atmosphere. Trend spotters will enjoy the eclectic mix of people: bohos, night owls, locals who have just left the office, people of all nationalities… a scene which is always full of surprises, among narrow streets and medieval squares, which are the perfect place to have dinner or an early drink.
The location is ideal:
Walking distance: 8 minuts to the airport bus (plaza catalunya), 5 minute to the beautiful park (Parque de la Ciutadella), 5 minutes to cool cafes & restaurants, 3 minutes to the next bus station, 10 minutes to the next railway station (Plaza Catalunya), 4 minutes to the next metro station (Arc de triunfo), 10 minutes to the Picasso museum, 10 min to the stunning Santa Maria church, 15 minutes to the yacht harbor or to the beach.
In the flat you will find information with recommendations for cool restaurants and bars, clubs, exhibitions, museums, culture and subculture.
We have a HighSpeed Cable Wifi connection.
Interaction with Guests
We can give good tips for local restaurants and excursions as we are foreigners living for over 15 years in the barcelona. And we have an english speaking person that babysit in case you come with young children or any other concierge service you might need during your stay. (She takes also care of our own son so she is to trust, you will love her!)
Despite humble beginnings as a settlement built on top of a medieval area of jousts and celebrations El Born has grown into being one of the most fashionable places in the city.
Every day the cafes are packed and at night people move along to Passeig de Born, which according to locals was the site of the jousts, to sample the many bars, all of which serve up a mean mojito. Also on Passeig de Born there is claimed to be the best pizza place in Barcelona, and at €1.50 a slice you can't complain.
Nevertheless El Born isn't just about the nightlife, there is plenty of culture to be had as well. It can be seen that Calle Montcada was also a medieval street, which is now home to the Picasso museum and the Textile Museum which has a great little café with a terrace attached to it. The textile museum is located here because in Born's early days it was home to the textile guilds of Barcelona. There is also a beautiful cathedral which you can wander around in, sometimes even when there is a wedding going on! Or visit the recent Re-opend Market Of The Born!
El Born is sandwiched between Via Laietana and Barceloneta and is served by the metro or bus line 39 that goes from the Apartment until the beach. Las Ramblas and the very centre of the city are a pleasant 10 minute walk away.
The beach is also just a 15 minute walk away so you can have both a beach holiday and a city break in one. Plus you are quite close to the Parc Ciutadella which is a relaxing place to sit in the afternoon and watch the hippies play their bongos. The Barcelona zoo is also located in Parc Ciutadella.
As you can see St.Pere / El Born is perfect for families as well as tourists. It is a picturesque and cultural part of the city with a vibrant café culture and bar scene.
We have the metro and several Busstops at 3 min walking distance, but for most daily things during your stay you can almost get everywhere walking or even better renting a bike!
Other Things to Note
The Single Bed in the children's room is of adult size (90x200 cm).
We admit small dogs as the Flat has balcony and a big terrace. We prefer no smoking inside.
L'appartement est place idéalement et celui est spacieux, confortable avec toutes les commodités requises..
Marisol est une personne agréable et attentive .
We really enjoyed our stay at Marisol's house and the city of Barcelona. The apartment is really spacious and comfortable. The apartment is conveniently located in the city centre, with most highlights in walking distance (even with a baby stroller). The location also comes with some city noise, but that is what you would expect when staying in the centre. A baby cot was available at the house, which was great for us and our baby girl. Thanks for a very nice week!
We had a great time in this extremely charming and spacious apartment. The communication with Marisol and the welcome by their friend Amy was very nice and pleasant. Amy has also been babysitting your son for two nights, which gave us the opportunity to go out for dinner. She is very sweet and we really appreciated her support. The apartment is fully equipped, stylish and it was also very clean and organized when we arrived. The balcony and spacious terrace are great additions, which we enjoyed every day. Location is perfect in the Born neighborhood, very central and close to Ciutadella parc. All in all, we would absolutely recommend this apartment and hope to come back.
The reservation was canceled 79 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Staying in this absolutely beautiful & extremely spacious apartment made our time in Barcelona as incredible as it was. We were blown away from the minute we walked in & could not believe this was all ours to enjoy! We highly recommend anybody stay here & experience this awesome space. We were made to feel very much at home,the entire apartment could not be cleaner or furnished in a more comfortable,stylish way. Such a cool apartment with everything you need to enjoy a perfect stay in Barcelona & more. Thank you Marisol,Sebas & Luca for allowing us to enjoy your home!
We really enjoyed our stay at the apartment and felt very comfortable there. It was very spacious and very nicely decorated with cool recycled furnishings made by Marisol. The children's room was perfect for my daughter who appreciated that there were toys to play with. We loved the El Born neighborhood and the convenience to the rest of the city and the beach. And it was possible to escape the busy crowds after a day out. Marisol gave us really good recommendations to restaurants and she was very responsive to our questions. It was also great to have use of their ourdoor space and a bbq, which we used quite often with fresh food from the Santa Catarina market. As an added bonus, their very nice housekeeper was available for babysitting, which we made use of a couple of times. Overall, they seem like a very nice family and we hope to meet them in person next time we are in Barcelona.
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Im a peruvian living in Barcelona, ex advertising agency art director, happier freelance creative designer, even happier (website hidden) co-founder and proudest mother of a 6y old boy, Luca. I love traveling all around with my family and hope you enjoy our house as we have enjoyed so many already!