- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the manager
Inspired by its authentic cultural location, the Born Rustic apartment boasts historic beauty and artistic style, which give it a unique personality in the heart of Barcelona.
The restored wooden ceiling beams and Spanish-style blinds contrast with modern colour touches and impressive design details, which create a fresh and contemporary atmosphere. All of this, together with a great location in the centre of the El Born district and just a stone’s throw from the Picasso Museum, makes this a popular apartment in which to enjoy Barcelona.
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Born Montcada 1 - Authentic cultural location
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Additional Location Information
El Born is sandwiched between Via Laietana and Barceloneta and is served by the metro stops Barceloneta and Jaume 1 which are on the same line. Las Ramblas and the very centre of the city are a pleasant 10-minute walk away. The beach is also just a 10-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.
The heart of the district is undoubtedly the picturesque Passeig del Born 'square' (in fact it's an oblong). Once the site of medieval jousting competitions, nowadays this tree-lined street is a nightlife hub which comes alive with hip 20-something locals from the early evening onwards eating crepes, nibbling on tapas and imbibing beers and cocktails in the area's abundance of natty little bars. On warm nights lots of people will buy cans of beer from plastic-bag wielding Pakistanis and drink for cheap on the benches and pavements, giving the place a Bohemian and laid-back street party vibe. At one end of the Passeig Del Born (known as the Paseo del Born in Spanish) rises the neighbourhood's most famous building, the wonderful Santa Maria del Mar church, instantly recognisable by its octagonal towers and large rose-shaped stained glass window.
At the foot of this Gothic great you'll find a smaller square, offering one of the most picturesque places in the whole of Barcelona to lunch al fresco style ... if you can grab a seat at the in-demand cafes. Other than the joys of medieval architecture, and the aforementioned Picasso Museum (another Barcelona highlight, and one that reveals sides of the great artists many visitors won't be familiar with), El Born is characterised by its little treasures. This fashionable district is the place where you'll chance upon innovative boutique shops selling recycled bags, champagne bars serving up first class Cava (El Xampanyet is something of a legendary stop-off in Barcelona!), or discover the joys of Lomo photography. Other treasures include the Chocolate Museum, the ever-popular Cal Pep restaurant, and - if you're liberal with your estimation of El Born's boundaries - the amazing Palace of Catalan Music.
As you can see El Born is perfect for families as well as tourists. Noise could sometimes be a problem depending on where you are but it's not as bad as in the very centre of town. It is a picturesque and cultural part of the city with a vibrant café culture and bar scene.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations
Last updated on September 03, 2014
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- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Central heating
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 60 square meters