The SpaceThe apartment is composed of a large
livingroom of 20 meters ( formerly 2 rooms) with 2 different spaces, the
dining area with capacity for up to 4 people, and the lounge area with 2 big
sofas, one of them a double sofabed, the other a non foldable couch, a large separate fully fitted and equipped kitchen,
a double bedroom with air conditioning , a fully modernised bathroom and a balcony overlooking a charming tree lined cobbled
street and, as the ad says, all the modern conveniences
like a washingmachine, dishwasher, central heating in all rooms, air conditioning and
sleeps 4 as it has a double bed ( (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) by 4.7 foot) and sofa
bed ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) by 4.7 foot). In the apartment you will also find a
collection of 8 towels and 4 sets of bedlinen, as well as a collection of 70 dvds (
most in English and the others with English subtitles), a hair dryer and an
iron. There is also Wifi access in the apartment as well as satellite tv and flat screen tv. Guest AccessThe apartment is rented all, so guests have access to all of it The NeighborhoodIts best advantage without doubt is its location; what I am going to do now is first
explaining some of the sights located in 5- 10 minutes walk to the apartment.
Some tourist sites situated in a 5 minute walk from the apartment are the Picasso Museum, the
monument of Arc de Triomf, the Modernist building of Palace of the Music,
the 2nd oldest and probably most beautiful gothic church of Sta. Maria del
Mar, the beginning of the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral, the most important parc in town
"Parc Ciutadella", with the Zoo within and the ruins of the Born market. The
beach is located 10 minutes walk from the apartment ( you will see it as Barceloneta beach),
as are the Port, the most famous street in the city ( Ramblas avenue) and the 2 main shopping
streets in the city ( Portaferrissa and Portal del'Angel).
In the apartment we've left some brochures and maps that tell you where to
go and what to see whilst you're in Barcelona.
About markets and supermarkets, in a 5 minute walk from the apartment you
have the 2nd oldest market in the city, Market of Sta. Caterina, where you
can buy all fresh products and in there you also have a supermarket called
"Caprabo"; at the ground floor of the building you have 2 convenience storse that
sell food, non alcoholic drinks and other necessary things like cleaning
products and in the street parallel to the one of the apartment you also
have 2 small low cost supermarkets called "Dia" and " Caprabo". In a 10 minute
walk you have a 24h. supermarket ( Opencor), the oldest market in town "Boqueria Market"
and our version of Selfridges in the UK or " Macy's" in the US, called "El
The apartment is located in the lively
neigbourhood of Born, the trendiest area in town right now, with its
charming squares, little narrow streets, designer shops, innovative
restaurants, cool bars and small art galleries. The apartment, though,
manages to escape from the noise as it´s on a one way cobbled tree lined
street with 2 restaurants ( an argentinian and a tapas one), at the end of the street and 1 of
them is only open for lunch times. Getting AroundPlenty of city buses, 2 metro/ subway lines in 5 minutes walk ( red and yellow lines) and a train station with many of the train lines to the suburbs plus the main train station in town to go to other cities further afield.
In 5 minutes walk from it you have the train taking you to the airport (
called Arc de Triomf), journey lasts 35 minutes
and trains run every 30 minutes. Also this train station takes you to all the interesting towns
in the outskirts of the city. In 6 minutes walk you also have the train station of " Estacio de Franca",
where some of the trains going elsewhere in Spain and France depart from. In 5 minutes walk there are also 2
underground stops belonging to 2 different lines, Arc de Triomf on the red
line and JaumeI on the yellow line. In 10 minutes walk you have other 2
stops of the yellow line ( Urquinaona and Barceloneta) and also the yellow ( Urquinaona).
The main Bus station in town is also situated in a 10 minute walk ( Estacio del Nord).
Also, if you were coming with a car, there is a car parking at the end of
the street ( costs 130 Euros/ month). Other Things to NoteKitchen equipment in the apartment: You find in the apartment: 6 pots, 4 frying pans ( all different sizes), several dishes ( always 6- 8, thinking of 4 people having to meals, the starter and the main and deserts), 6- 8 water glasses, 4 wine glasses, 4 cognac glasses, 4 champagne glasses, 4 cups and 4 bowls, a chopping board, a gadget to heat up sandwiches, a gadget to mash potatoes, 2 measuring jugs, 2 salad bowls of different sizes, a kettle, 6 different cutting knifes ( for bread, meat...), cutlery ( 8 of each spoons, knives, forks), kitchen foil, kettle, coffee maker ( one electric and one more trasditional), juice maker, microwave, oven, 4 gas stove, fridge freezer, cooking gloves and a dishwasher and a washing machine.