VERDE PICASSO is a Writer's - Artist's Retreat. All windows and little balconies, with views on a musical little square, on the only Modernist building in Barcelona's Barrio del Born. Corner building built by the famous modernist architect Enric Sagnier, furnished like a boat upstairs, all in green Picasso colour. A high Philippe Starck table allows views of Plaça de les Olles.
Observe what is going on.
On both Plaça de les Olles and Pla del Palau.
A room with table for writing and drawing includes bunk-beds for friends. A master bed-room features a 2x2 master bed and computer space. A library with books about Barcelona, Picasso, Catalan art, general literature in many languages is next to a spacious, adjustable sofa. An open kitchen with teppan grill, traditional oven with steam option, micro-wave, coffee machine, dish-washer allows excellent home-made meals. The bathroom is in black Spanish Marquina marble, with a tub and hydro-massage, a separate shower. There is a washing-machine with dryer. Heating and air-conditioning adjustable to your needs. Optical wi-fi is included. Fine linen is provided.
Relax. Work and take your time.
Explore XVII century Barcelona downstairs and visit the renovated Mercat del Borne, showing the ruins of Barcelona in 1714. Walk on the Paseo del Borne (2 minutes). See Santa Maria del Mar (2 minutes) and listen to the bells. Walk on Carrer Montcada (3 minutes). Reach the Picasso Museum (4 minutes). Cross Pla del Palau (downstairs) and reach the Port Vell (5 minutes). Stroll on Paseo de Borbó (5 minutes) and reach the beaches of the Barceloneta (15 minutes). Visit the Mare-magnum (7 minutes), the Aquarium (9 minutes), the Ramblas (15 minutes). See the Parc of the Ciudadela (7 minutes) and visit the bio-Zoo. Ride a bike and enjoy the spontaneous music in the Parc at sunset.
At VERDE PICASSO you are going to be at the heart of beautiful Barcelona.
The Tourist Circular Bus stops downstairs. Regular buses will take you uptown, to the Paseo de Gracia, to Gaudí's Pedrera and to Casa Batlló's, to the Parc Güell, the Tibidabo and other Modernist buildings by famous architects.
You can walk to the Sagrada Famila and to the beaches of the Barceloneta.
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