Zentrum Barcelona High Design near the beach. Free for kids.
LIVING THE EXPERIENCE
Exclusive apartment located in the charming Barrio del Born, in a unique corner of the city, which can accommodate up to 5 people. It is very spacious and bright. It has a unique design, is very cozy and has all the comforts from home: air conditioning, heating, full kitchen, plasma TV 42 ', DVD, stereo and with full integration of new technologies: high-speed Internet, Wi Fi, Apple TV.
Equipped also with the video game console Nintendo Wii + Wii Sports, for leisure or for children. Because of its exceptional location, it is very suitable for families with children, or couples, for fine cuisine lovers, art and history lovers, for night adventurers, students, or as a base camp for business.
It is an alternative with advantages over a traditional hotel.
AN APARTMENT WITH CHARM AND HISTORY
The apartment has been renovated and furnished in a contemporary and modern style by a famous architect. It was published in prestigious national and international decoration magazines and has been shown in two programs form the local TV. The building is of the seventeenth century. The renovation has discovered the original features of the apartment, mixing Catalan vaults, old beams and mud bricks, all original and combined with avant-garde elements and materials.
Living in this apartment is an exciting experience. The architecture was designed to create space through the movement of wooden panels, creating truly exquisite volumes and spaces.
You can change the shape of the apartment, with easy movements of its panels, creating spaces to suit you, so that you can either have closed rooms or open spaces, depending on what you want at any time.
The lighting in this apartment was treated with care, creating shadows and highlights in all the rooms. The apartment has a perimeter lighting all over the walls to give prominence to the viewed brick from 1800. This lighting gives a sense of depth in all areas.
At the top, there is a wonderful light that shows the Catalan vaulted ceilings and the exposed and restored old beams.
All doors and windows are original from the nineteenth century and have been restored and fitted with great care and detail.
Inside the apartment we created a small floating garden that connects the inner courtyard.
The whole apartment is refurbished with natural wood base.
The apartment has two balconies overlooking the street. On the balcony you can sit on a chair and read while enjoying the wonderful view of the church Santa Maria del Mar. You can see thousands of people passing through the gate of the church which is a unique setting and a treat for the senses.
The living room has a round table perfect for 5 persons and is very close to the open and transparent kitchen, creating spaces through a glass. It even has a special refrigerator for wine and champagne.
Everything in this apartment is a blend of luxury, tradition and modernism.
It is divided into the following areas and rooms:
• Master bedroom.
• Bedroom with a bunk bed and a trundle bed.
• Two full bathrooms.
• Living room equipped with a sofa, table and four chairs and a kitchen with center island, with all facilities and cutting-edge line.
Ideal for a couple or a young family.
The apartment is equipped with the latest technology to make your stay more rewarding and intense: high-speed ADSL, Wi-Fi, Apple TV and an Apple Wireless Keyboard to enjoy the best contents and movies without leaving the apartment, or hear your music and watch your pictures on the TV directly from your iPhone or iPad.
GOING OUT: HISTORY, CUISINE, ART, BEACH, NIGHTLIFE
The apartment is in the center of Barcelona. From the balcony you can see less than 20 meters away the main facade of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, the protagonist of the bestseller THE CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA. Of course, if you like history and medieval period, this is your place.
Located in the Gothic Quarter, in the Born area where today are positioned workshops and art galleries, local fashion designers, great terraces and restaurants offering many dining options.
There are also streets around the apartment now iconic like the one where the movie "Perfume" based on the book by Patrick Suskind was filmed. From the apartment you can go walking to the beach of Barceloneta in less than ten minutes. Fifteen minutes you can also find the famous Plaza Real, in which Woody Allen filmed Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona.
And if you don't feel like walking, don't worry, the subway is right next door and there are also several bus lines that take you to any part of the city.
Also very close is the shopping street Portal del Angel. Where you can find anything you need: boutiques, bookstores, etc! Not only the most popular stores, also original products from small shops, decorating shops, crafts, or whatever you can not find anywhere else.
And the best is to wander through the streets and end up at the Church of Pi, a jewel of Romanesque art, or the Church of San Felipe Neri. Or, if you prefer to walk with the family on the Ramblas surrounded by flowers up to the fantastic Boqueria market and then down to walk past the restored building of the Liceu, the port and reach the promenade.
If you like music and architecture you can find also next to the apartment the Palau de la Música, a jewel of Catalan modernist architect Domenech i Muntaner, a disciple of Gaudí, the architect of the Sagrada Familia.
And if you walk up all Via laietana you would see also part of the Roman walls. So, you have the whole history of the city within walking distance.
Although the best is the apartment itself. As it is in the Gothic and old fishing district, the architect took the original structure and reconverted into a dream. Looks like you're in another era, but with the comforts of XXI century. A loft design but with the air of an old fisherman's house.
Sometimes it feels like being on a boat. You have two balconies overlooking medieval, many light, and much comfort. It is ideal for families with children, romantic couples or groups of friends who want to have fun.
Also, if you like football and want to see FC Barcelona in their natural habitat, the Nou Camp, if you want to watch live the best players in the world, Messi, Piqué, Valdés, Xavi, Iniesta, Villa, Puyol and Fabregas , the legendary "dream team" that Pep Guardiola created you can access within minutes by subway from the apartment.
Of course, if you want to have fun and spend some romantic days surrounded by history and glamor, this is your place.
Barcelona, capital of the Mediterranean, in the region of Catalonia, northeast of Spain. Its lifestyle, architecture, its people, its own language, cuisine, and the style of the locals, make of the city its own unique identity. Barcelona has it all, this is the best definition of the city of Barcelona. It is also a good base to go to the Balearic Islands Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza, the Costa Brava or the Costa del Levante. You can also visit a few hours by boat the Italian island of Sardinia.
For its capacity, the apartment is suitable for families, groups of friends, for Erasmus student, ESADE, EADA, IESE, IE, ESERP Esic, Icade, Deusto, German School, French School, British School, and others, who need temporary accommodation. It can house several colleagues from the same university.
Our apartments are equipped to accommodate executives and multinational work teams. Internet connection, several rooms, separate bathrooms, spacious lounges, meeting table, there is everything you need for a comfortable stay combined with a work trip.
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Professionally managed
- Cot available
- Apple Tv
- Nintendo Wii + Wii Sports
Availability calendar and prices
- Cleanliness 4.0 stars
- Facilities 4.0 stars
- Location 5.0 stars
- Value for money 4.0 stars
- Accuracy of description 5.0 stars
Kerstin 5.0 stars 11-13-2014
The place is really special and the location is perfect to explore Barcelona. We were there with 2 kids and really enjoyed it. (the kids loved the Wii - during our brakes) You have to get used to the shower and a bit more kitchen equipment would make it even better. But we felt it was a great choice.
angelika 3.0 stars 10-08-2014
a bad odor was in the apartment and you can not cross- ventilate......
Kristine 4.0 stars 04-08-2014
We had a wonderful stay at Zentrum El Born. It's in a great location. My husband and I decided to visit Barcelona with our 3 boys. My family loved the GoFre store and the proximity to the market and Barrio Gotic. The apartment over looks a quaint street and we could see Sta. Maria del Mar from the balcony.
We arrived a bit early, and the Punget family was so accommodating, they arranged for the apartment to be ready, and they met us at the door and showed us around.
The shower was a little funny as the floor to the bathroom stayed wet for hours. We easily overcame this by devoting one of the two bathrooms to showers only.
Note that there is not an elevator, so if you have a lot if luggage you must be able to lug it up to the 4th floor.
Over all we have very fond memories of our time in Barcelona.
Carmen 5.0 stars 10-07-2013
Este comentario ha sido escrito por un miembro de 9flats:
Sus anfitriones son muy detallistas, muy educados, y muy perfeccionistas, lo encontrareis todo muy bien cuidado y en perfecto orden. Si tenéis alguna duda sobre vuestro viaje estarán encantados de ayudaros. Poseen muchos apartamentos en Madrid, y les encanta ser anfitriones, y se nota en el cuidado con que lo preparan todo.
Tina 5.0 stars 09-04-2013
Sehr netter Gastgeber. Immer gut zu erreichen und bei Fragen per Mail oder Handy kam immer direkt eine Antwort. War ein toller Urlaub mit einer extravaganten Wohnung :-)
Petra 4.0 stars 04-29-2013
Sehr freundlich und hifsbereit