The SpaceThe property is close to the train station, metro station and bus stop with only 2 min walking.
13-14 min aprox. to Plaza de Catalunya
There is Free wifi and is allowed to use a parking place
I Will be open for any question. Guests are always welcome at home. Guest AccessTowel Set full per person.
Gel, shampoo and soap
WI-FI Internet connection
Private Parking Place
Sun loungers for sunbathing (summer time).
Access to the garden and terrace and barbecue use.
Essential services full kitchen with microwave, oven, frige, etc.. Interaction with GuestsI love hosting, especially people who treat our spaces with care and respect :) If you have any question, don´t hesitate to ask - I do my best to answer in your language if possible I speak Spanish, French or English. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is very quiet, nothing to do with the center of Barcelona, is located in a mountainous area and calmer environment, ideally in the morning is running out to do, not in the center of Barcelona you can find where it does lot of exotic places to visit.
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Getting AroundHow to get from the airport?
The best way is by TRAIN. Every 30 ' departs one and It takes about 35/40 min approx to arrive home.
The train departs from Terminal 2, if you come from the T1 must take a shuttle bus which is free and takes you to the T2.
Once you arrive at the station T2:
* Take the Line R2 and get off at 'Barcelona - Sants Station"(Transfer to another Line)
* Take the lines R3 or R4 and get off at "Barcelona - Torre Baró" Station (Final Destination)
Public Transportation from home
A few meters from the house you will find the metro Line 11 "Torre Baró - Vallbona".
Train Station "Torre Baró" which is also very close, and the Bus stops too.
To go to the center of Barcelona take the TRAIN because it is faster and it takes 20/25 minutes to get you at Plaza Catalunya.
To go to the Sagrada Familia take the METRO.
* Line 11 direcction "Trinitat Nova" and change the line for Line 4. Take it and get down in "Verdaguer" 3 blocks walking is the Sagrada Familia. Other Things to NoteNou Barris
The large and varied Nou Barris district, the unexplored part of Barcelona at the foot of Collserola, includes numerous green spaces to enjoy and an active community and cultural life that moves at a different pace to the rest of the city.
Nou Barris is one of the most unexplored and surprising of Barcelona's facets. Located in the extreme north of the city, between the Collserola range and Avinguda Meridiana, and touching Sant Andreu, Nou Barris is a district of steep, irregular streets, full of green areas away from the hustle and bustle. Everywhere there are endless avenues mixed with narrow passageways and bars that have been there as long as anyone can remember. The residents, who come from the four corners of the globe, complete this unusual and diverse neighbourhood.
During the huge transformation the city has undergone over the past decades, the Nou Barris district has become an example of Barcelona's new urban planning, with modern spaces and facilities like Parc Central, Can Dragó and Les Cotxeres de Borbó, that rub shoulders with historical heritage that includes aqueducts, the Rec Comtal canal, La Casa de l’Aigua, Torre Baró castle and the church of Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina.
The population and industrial growth of Nou Barris came late compared to the rest of the city, and it was not until the 1950s, 60s and 70s that it began to expand, as it took in the immigrant workers of the period. The residents of Nou Barris have always been known for their fighting spirit. The district has a deep-rooted social movement, with local associations that sprang up during the Franco dictatorship and became stronger during the political transition. This movement became the driving force for change in the neighbourhood, to make it part of Barcelona. In this way, the associations have contributed to the neighbourhood's integrated and cohesive social dynamic. This social consciousness is reflected by the cultural wealth found in Nou Barris, which includes input from many places and results in unique and innovative cultural offerings. One example is the Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris, the city's benchmark when it comes to the world of the circus.
To the north, the mountainous relief of steep streets and expansive green areas hides still less-known neighbourhoods: Canyelles, Roquetes, Torre Baró and Can Peguera. These are corners of the city that preserve a more leisurely rhythm of life and fragments of the country's history, and where it is possible to enjoy gastronomic itineraries at pocket-friendly prices that are not easy to find in other parts of the city. The southern part of the district borders on Horta-Guinardó, and a large part of the neighbourhoods that make up Nou Barris were historically the surrounds of the old town of Horta and Sant Andreu del Palomar. Like Horta, before its expansion as an industrial area, Nou Barris was a rural area of farmhouses, masies, like Can Basté and Can Verdaguer, which are still there today. Nearby, the neighbourhoods of Guineueta, Verdum, and Torre Llobeta i Vilapicina hide truly authentic working-class squares and tucked away corners. One of the most important shopping hubs in the district is Via Júlia, known as the Rambla de Nou Barris, which has big stores, bars and little shops on either side. Very close to Vila Júlia are Passeig de Verdum and Passeig de Fabra i Puig, two of the main arteries through which the life of the neighbourhood flows. Here you can enjoy authentic taverns and restaurants where it is possible to eat both well and cheaply. The best-known green areas in Nou Barris are Parc de la Guineueta and Parc del Turó de la Peira. Particularly noteworthy is Parc Central de Nou Barris, a vast green space which is unique in the city for its grandness and natural riches. Also in the park there is an old asylum, the Hospital Mental de la Santa Creu, which was built by the architect Josep Oriol Bernadet in the 19th century and currently houses the district offices, the municipal library, the Guàrdia Urbana (city police) and other municipal bodies.
The Collserola range, located in Barcelona's metropolitan area, is the green lung on the outskirts of the city centre and a great place for leisure for anyone wanting to enjoy nature. Within the range is the Collserola natural park, which is a protected area. Full of viewpoints, routes to follow, farmhouses and leisure areas, Collserola is a place to enjoy fresh air and nature.
In the middle of Barcelona's metropolitan area, extending along four of the city's districts, rises the Collserola range, a typically Mediterranean forest of pines, oaks and holm oaks, together with a great diversity of fauna, just a stone's throw from the built-up area. Take a trip into this natural world that can easily be reached by train, and even bus, from the city. A special natural area for Barcelona's residents, with more than 8,000 hectares of greenery where you can walk, cycle on different routes, look out from viewpoints, visit historic places and escape from the city without having to move too far at all. It is amazing how, from one end to the other, you can enjoy wide-open vistas from viewpoints on both sides: from Torre Baró, in Nou Barris, it seems like you can almost touch the mountain of Montseny, and from Finestrelles hill in Les Corts, the panorama opens on one side over the city to Maresme and, on the other, from the airport to Martorell, looking out over the whole Llobregat.
The Collserola range natural park has been a protected area since 1987, and nine municipalities are involved in preserving it and educating people about it. Going to the Les Planes picnic area, taking a trip along Passeig de les Aigües or delving into the woods to look for asparagus are typical snapshots of daily life in Barcelona.
Even though it is predominantly virgin territory, the Collserola range has small residential centres that belong to the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district and which make up the only real residential zones in this part of Collserola: just above Passeig de les Aigües is Vallvidrera, followed a little further in, on a slope, by the village of Les Planes and, finally, there is the urban development around Tibidabo, the smallest in this part of the mountains. Collserola is present in other neighbourhoods in Barcelona, too, like Valcarca i els Penitents (in the Gràcia district) and Sant Genís dels Agudells, Montbau and Horta (in the Horta-Guinardó district).
Collserola means escaping so quickly and directly from the city that the asphalt under your feet changes to soil almost before you notice.