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220 square meter (2500 sq.ft) corner apartment with 6 huge French doors and wrap-around balcony, offering exquisite views of the Parque de la Ciutadella, Museo de Zoologia, and the glass-roofed Invernadero. 4 bedrooms accommodating 6 persons, perfect for families or groups, 20 foot ceilings and enormous salon, huge fully equipped modern kitchen, Modernist stained glass doors and original Gaspar Omar furnishings in master bedroom, 2 exquisite bathrooms with tubs. Located in the trendy Borne area steps away from dozens of restaurants, bars, and the Picasso Museum, Cathedral, yet tucked away in a quiet corner. Few apartments like this one anywhere in the world, in a dream of a city!
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A true display of old Barcelona
This fantastic and uniquely renovated apartment is a great choice for your visit to Barcelona. The apartment has been very tastefully decorated in a rustic and elegant style, ensuring the comfort of the guest while at the same time creating a welcoming atmosphere. A holiday stay in this exclusive accommodation is one not to be missed.
The area surrounding the apartment:
The Divina apartment is situated in the heart of the Borne which is the trendy and upbeat part of the Old Town in Barcelona. It lays right next to the Gothic quarter of Barcelona which is the oldest part of the city. The Barrio Gótico contains a concentration of medieval Gothic buildings only a few blocks northeast of Las Ramblas. It is a maze of interconnecting dark streets linking with squares, and there are plenty of cafés and bars. The apartment itself is close to Paseo del Born which is 50 meters to the amazing gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar, the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral and the port.
This truly amazing apartment is an absolute pleasure from the moment the guest walks in through the front door into the hall where you will find a modernist chandelier and wardrobe. The Divina apartment is full of charm and character and has been decorated perfectly, with such great features as the original exposed wooden beams to be found in the ceilings throughout the apartment, as well as the wonderful mosaic tiling in certain parts of the apartment, the incredible stained glass in the kitchen and bathroom, all make this apartment absolutely unique and unforgettable.
The Divina apartment has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms come with double beds, the master bedroom has a spectacular double bed and comes with wardrobe space for the guests belongings: the furniture is designed by Goudi’s protégé, Gaspar Homar. Both of these bedrooms have lots of natural light as they are exterior facing and have large, floor to ceiling French windows. Most of the apartment comes with hard wood floor which adds to the warmth and welcoming feel throughout.
The living room is quite spectacular, with exposed brick in one of the walls, the typical exposed wooden beams and furnishings such as 'el sofa de la alfombra magica de Tusquet' the magic carpet sofa, make it a truly lovely place to sit back and relax before heading out for a meal in one of Barcelona's excellent restaurants, or to recover from a day of sightseeing or shopping.
Another wonderful feature of the Divina apartment is the kitchen. It is newly renovated but blends beautifully with the ‘old world’ style of the apartment, including original modernist tiles above the stove, and the most spectacular 15’ tall stained glass modernist doors leading to the living room. In the kitchen you will also find a large antique table and chairs so that you can enjoy any meal you may decide to prepare. The kitchen comes with all the basic modern appliances in order to make your visit to Barcelona a hassle free one.
The two bathrooms are very different from one another, while one is traditional and rustic in style the other has a clean and modern look and feel about it. The rustic bathroom comes with a wonderful free standing bath and mosaic tiling on the floor and a wonderful modernist stained glass doors. The modern bathroom also comes with a full bath which is also a shower. Both bathrooms are comfortable and come with fresh towels ready for your use upon arrival.
The Divina apartment has 220m2 and easily rivals the five star hotels for comfort, quality, high standard, location and price. The Divina apartment is a wonderful choice for your visit to Barcelona.
General 3 queen sized beds, 1 queen sized sofa-bed, 1 single bed, bed linen & towels, washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, oven, fridge-freezer, juicer, toaster, pots & pans, glasses, dishwasher, microwave, TV, DVD/video player, radio, dishwasher, 2 full baths/showers, air-conditioning, heating, telephone, Elevator, Satellite TV Not allowed: Parties, Pets
Prices - The Divina Apartment in Barcelona
Rental price €300 for up to 4, €350 for 5 or more people per night Cleaning fee: Cleaning fee (€150.00) Minimum stay 7 nights Maximum capacity 6 people Refundable deposit €400.00 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition) Tax Included in all prices
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Keywords: open-style loft/apartment with 6 huge French Doors opening onto wrap around balcony, looking across at the Ciutadella Parc Park and the Moderniste Castle Museu de Zoologia, totally renovated with modern conveniences but maintaining the old world charm and luxury
3 queen-sized beds, one queen-sized sofa bed, and 1 double bed
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looking over the Parc de la Ciutadella just in front of the Moderniste Castle Museu de Zoologia, situated in the Borne around the corner from the Picasso Museum, Santa Maria del Mar and the Cathedral, short walk to the Arc de Triumf and Jame I subways
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: My partner and I are both novelists and professors living in New York and teaching at NYU and The New School University. We visit our home in Barcelona regularly to spend time with our two children, Gabriel (15) and Marina (12).
Why the Owner Chose Ciutat Vella: This apartment is perfectly located for a vacation visit to Barcelona. It is situated in the Bario Gotico with its tiny winding cobblestone streets. Yet the apartment has ample sunlight entering in through the 6 huge French doors, opening onto the wrap-around Balcony on two sides, and looking over the wide open green expanse of the Parc de la Ciutadella.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: Located close to museums, fabulous restaurants, the port, beach, parks, shopping, boutiques, and close to several subways.