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Old World Charm with Modern Amenities

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

220 square meter (2500 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!

Apartment Features


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: €3000 month, €250-350/night

Cleaning fee: Cleaning fee (€100.00)

Minimum stay: 31 nights

Maximum capacity 6 people

Refundable deposit €500 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition)

Tax Included in all prices

We also have a spectacular loft for rent in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Please see our VRBO listing #364319 if your a interested in visiting the big apple!

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

More Details

Robert Antoni
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2016

About Robert Antoni

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).

Robert Antoni purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Robert Antoni 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.

What makes this apartment unique

Located close to museums, fabulous restaurants, the port, beach, parks, shopping, boutiques, and close to several subways.


Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms with tubs, master bathroom has separate shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), queen size leather chesterfield sofa bed in salon
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
3 queen-sized beds, one queen-sized sofa bed, and 1 double bed


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Richboro, PA

Multi-generational Celebration of Life

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was amazing and much larger than I expected. My husband and I, two grown sons and their wives, could not have been more comfortable and had the space we needed to enjoy each other. The location was perfect and Robert's recommendations were flawless. This was our "best ever" trip and we have done a good deal of traveling. You are in for a treat.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City


  • 5 of 5

Barcelona was both tonic and stimulant and my family and I wanted to stay for so much longer. Staying in this apartment was a huge factor in making our visit as excellent as it was. It is beautiful and we loved the location. Robert recommended Cal Pep and Cafe l'Academia, two restaurants that we enjoyed very much. We got caught in a huge storm while we were having dinner outside l'Academia, and the gracious staff set up a table for us in their wine cellar, gave us another bottle of complimentary rosé and let us ride out the storm.

I can't wait to go back and hope the apartment will be available when I do.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, LA

Fantastic week in a great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at Robert's apartment and I highly recommend it to anyone. The lack of recent reviews made me nervous but there was no reason to be.

The location was fantastic. It was on the edge of the Born area but a short walk from anywhere you wanted to go. We spent a week in the city and got to know the area. I can't imagine a better location.

The apartment is just like the pictures and description. It is an "old" apartment with a lot of character but plenty of modern amenities. It is a perfect balance between old charm and new convenience. The kitchen was well equiped and spacious, big living room area, nice size bedrooms. In fact, the whole apartment was spacious. Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids) never felt cramped. Everyone had their own room.

Bathrooms were plenty big enough. He warned us about hot water issues after more than 2 or 3 showers but it was never an issue for us. Some of us showered in the morning, some at night.

There was street noise from traffic most of the night. 2 of the bed rooms are on the exterior wall and overlooking the street. My daughter was in one and just turned the AC fan on. My wife and I slept with earplugs and never had a problem. We could have run the AC fan also but preferred the plugs. I would not call it a problem because it was easy to deal with.

Alex picked us up from the airport (35 euro well spent) and check in was seemless. We had a toilet that needed a minor fix and it was handled the next day. All of the owner and Alex's restaurant recommendations were very good (Cal Pep was the best!)

As a car salesman once told me: "your wife is particular". He was right. But my wife had no complaints about the apartment so that is high praise!

Thanks Robert and Alex for a great week.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magic moment in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Barcelona is our most loved city in the world. We came here at least a dozen of times and stayed in the most luxury hotels: W hotel, boutique Bagues hotel, etc. we must admit that staying in Robert's apartment was the best of all and the most authentic one. We have never experienced Barcelona the same way. We hope to stay the next time n Barcelona at the Divina. The cherry on the cake, Robert was very helpful and welcome. Thank you for the unforgettable stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

4 good friends in Barcelona

  • 4 of 5

We chose the Divina with great interest in the decor! It did not disappoint. It was also great to have Alex collect us at the airport and return us 5 days later. It made arriving in Barcelona and the apartment stress free. We are 4 women friends who have travelled together several times and discovered that we deserved to have our own bedrooms! The kitchen at the Divina is fabulous and the presence of a few staples such as salt,pepper, olive oil and sugar is a most welcome touch. The breeze from the Mediterranean was most welcome as Barcelona was very hot and humid when we were there.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this well maintained spacious apartment was top notch! It is larger than it looks in the photos and perfectly located since many shops and restaurants are within walking distance. Alex was friendly and informative. This is a unique property in a unique city and we hope to return some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Barcelona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Gimlet (classic cocktails), Mucial (fav local)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Port Barcelona
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Plaza del Angles L/Arc de Triumph subways
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Ronda Literal
Nearest Restaurant
Murivecchi (amazing pasta, pizza, salads)
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
La Molina
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Monthly rentals only--overlooking 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

mostly rental only $3,534.82

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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