Paseo de Gracia - Plaza Catalunya offers you the possibility of discovering Barcelona while feeling at home, enjoying all the services of a luxury hotel from the intimacy, comfort and convenience of your own home.
Located along the prestigious Paseo de Gracia, one of the largest and most important streets of Barcelona, with breathtaking views of the city just a few meters from Plaza Catalunya, historical and cultural center of the city. Our apartment is the perfect place from where to enjoy Barcelona.
In consideration of your satisfaction, we have provided a rented apartment, on the sixth floor of centric, stately building and equipped everything necessary has been provided to make it a high standing flat to make your stay unforgettable, whether only for a few days to escape or longer periods of time.
During the time you are in Barcelona, this will be your home, a space where you can invite your friends to have a drink after work, the place to celebrate an agreeable dinner or enjoy a well deserved week-end with your couple far from the cold four walls of a hotel.
Distances from the apartment:
Several metro stations and bus stops are nearby, howewer most of the sights are within walking distance:
Plaza Catalunya: 2 min walk.
Las Ramblas: 5 min walk.
La Pedrera and Casa Batlló (Gaudi): 5 min walk.
The cathedrale and beaches: 10 min walk.
Just jump from the airport on the airport bus (more regular than just the trains and quick) to the final stop (Plate Catalunya - 30 mins).
Floor: 3º floor with natural Light and spectacular panoramic views of the City.
Lift/Elevator: 3 /elevators in the building.
Surface: 70 m2
Capacity: 5 people (max 6 people)
Bedrooms: 1. Main suite principal with a queen size bed.
Bathrooms: 1 complete bathrooms, with shower and toilet towels. Amenities Natura.
Dining room: Separate dinning room with capacity for 6 guests. With a double folding bed fot two.
Living room: Large living room with flat screen 42” TV and stereo. With a bed sofa for two.
Kitchen: Fully equipped.
Conditioning: Duct Air conditioning. Sectioned 6 zone heating.
Appliances: Washing machine, 150 litre Hot Water Tank, Microwave oven, Ironing equipment, Electric oven, Combi Liebherr refrigerator, Dishwasher, stereo.
Home Linen: 100% Cotton towels, Heather duvet, 100% cotton bed linen, kitchen tea towe.
Household: Coffee maker, Crockery, Glass Ware, Cutlery, coffee and tea set, breakfast trays, wine decanter,
Kitchenware, frying pans, etc,.
The address of the apartment is Paseo de Gracia, 16
Paseo de Gracia is both one of the major avenues in Barcelona also one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture. It is located in the central part of Eixample, stretching from Plaça Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gràcia. In terms of the cost of renting or buying property anywhere in this avenue, Passeig de Gràcia is nowadays regarded as the most expensive street in Barcelona and second in Spain (2011).
Plaza Cataluña, 2 min to walk from the apartment
Plaça de Catalunya, meaning in English "Catalonia Square", is a large square in central Barcelona that is generally considered to be both its city centre and the place where the old city (see Barri Gòtic and Raval, in Ciutat Vella) and the 19th century-built Eixample meet.
Some of the city's most important streets and avenues meet at Plaça Catalunya: Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla or Portal de l'Àngel, in addition to Ronda de Sant Pere, Carrer de Vergara or Carrer de Pelai. The plaza occupies an area of about 50,000 square metres. It is especially known for its fountains and statues, its proximity to some of Barcelona's most popular attractions, and for the flocks of pigeons that gather in the centre.
Las Ramblas, 5 min to walk from the apartment
Las Ramblas can be considered a series of shorter streets, each differently named, hence the plural form Les Rambles (the original Catalan form; in Spanish it is Las Ramblas). From the Plaça de Catalunya toward the harbour, the street is successively called the Rambla de Canaletes, the Rambla dels Estudis, the Rambla de Sant Josep, the Rambla dels Caputxins, and the Rambla de Santa Mònica. Construction of the Maremàgnum in the early 1990s resulted in a continuation of La Rambla on a wooden walkway into the harbour called the Rambla de Mar.
Nearby is the Maritime Museum (Museu Marítim), specifically devoted to naval history in the Mediterranean, which displays a full-scale replica of an ancient galley battle. The museum is housed in the Royal Dockyards (in Catalan, Drassanes) of the medieval era where the ships that connected the extensive dominions of the Crown of Aragon with other ports of the Mediterranean were built. The old port offers other attractions such as leisure venues, restaurants, an IMAX theater, and an aquarium.
In the historical center, close to La Rambla, may be found La Catedral de Barcelona (the Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia), the recently restored (1968–72) Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, the Plaza Sant Jaume that houses the buildings of the Generalitat of Catalonia and Barcelona’s City Council, as well as the narrow streets of the Gothic quarter, the Raval and the Born area.
The promenade is crowded during the day and until late in the night. It is full of kiosks that sell newspapers and souvenirs, flowers and birds, street performers, cafes, restaurants and shops. Near the port are found smaller local markets and the shop-fronts of painters and draftsmen. Strolling along La Rambla one can see such historic buildings as the Palace of the Virreina and La Boqueria market and the famous Liceo Theatre (in Catalan, Liceu), in which operas and ballets are staged. One of the side streets, only a few metres long, leads to the Royal Square (Plaça Reial), a plaza with palm trees and porticoed buildings containing many pubs and restaurants, and in which stamp and coin collectors gather on the weekends.
La Rambla can be crowded, especially during the height of the tourist season. Most of the time there are many more tourists than locals occupying the Rambla, which fact has changed the shopping selection, as well as the character of the street in general. For this reason also it has become a prime target of pick pockets.
The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was "the only street in the world which I wish would never end." The name rambla refers to an intermittent watercourse in both Catalan and Spanish. This is reflected in the undulating design on the pavement which is also decorated with a mosaic by Joan Miró. This work was the second of three sculptures that were commissioned to welcome tourists. The first was at the airport and had been commissioned in 1968. The other was Dona i Ocell in the centre of the city.