Our Wonderful Barcelona Stay
We rented this apartment for 10 weeks last fall and had a wonderful time! We highly recommend the apartment. First of all, the location is fantastic - right in the heart of old Barcelona, with narrow streets, medieval buildings -- literally a five-minute walk from the Picasso museum. But also we were about at 15-minute walk from the beach, 10 minutes from the cathedral, and so on. We walked almost everywhere and, when it was a bit far, took the metro.
Around the apartment are many shops, bars, and restaurants. One of our favorites was Bar Salvador, just steps away from the flat, serving a terrific lunch fixed price menu for only 9.9 euros. Good tapas bars and restaurants nearby as well.
The flat itself is as it appears in the photos, but perhaps some explaining would be helpful. There are actually three levels within the apartment. On the main there is one room for living, dining, cooking with very high, beamed ceilings, and one bath. Down a flight of stairs is the second bedroom. And up a short flight of stairs (from the main level) is the master bedroom and bath. There is ample storage.
One note -- this is definitely not an appropriate apartment for anyone with disabilities or problems climbing stairs. One has to walk up about 50 steps just to get to the apartment -- and the stairway is narrow with several turns. Getting our bags up and down was difficult. And then, of course, inside the apartment as we mentioned above -- more stairs.
And the entrance to the flat can be a little deceiving to find because it's not on the first level but really on the second level above the ground floor. And there are two doorways -- the door to this flat is the one straight ahead from the stairs, NOT the one to the right.
Also, there are two different keys to the door to the flat, in addition to the key to the front door to the building. Make sure you get all three keys when you arrive.
There can be some street noise late at night, but we found that if we kept the bedroom window closed, the noise was less intrusive. (And there is air conditioning, if the weather is warm.)
To sum up, we loved this apartment and would highly recommend it.
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