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.
The living room has one sofa bed, glass coffee table, audio-visual equipment, A/C, pretty plants and access to the balcony. The dining room has an extendible table that seats six people.
Bedrooms and bathroom
The main bedroom has one double bed, bedside tables and lamps, a wardrobe and its own balcony. The second bedroom has one double bed, bedside tables and lamps and a single bed with a separation for privacy. In the living room, the sofa converts into a double bed. There are two bathrooms; one of them with a separate shower unit, washbasin and toilet.
The kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, fridge, freezer, glass-ceramic hob, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, blender and kettle.
This apartment also includes: A/C and central heating, electric heater in the bathroom, electric fan, intercom, washing machine, iron, hair dryer, bed linen and towels, TV/CD/DVD, free WiFi internet connection, telephone line available and baby cot.
There is a free baggage minding service if your flight departure time is much later than check-out.
Barcelona, El Born
Despite humble beginnings as a settlement built on top of a medieval area where jousts and celebrations were held, El Born has become one of the most fashionable places in the city.
Every day the cafes are packed and at night people move along to Passeig de Born, which according to locals was the site of the jousts. Here you can try out the many bars, all of which serve up a mean mojito. Also on Passeig de Born there’s what’s claimed to be the best pizza place in Barcelona, and at €1.50 a slice you can't complain.
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.
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Nov 1 2013 - Oct 28 2016
|extra night: €44|
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