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***Fantastic Location*** Gothic Quarter Hideaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautifully Decorated 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Apartment. Sleeps 4.


Recently renovated three bedroom apartment in Barcelona's emblematic Gothic quarter, in Carrer de la Mercé. Near to the Cathedral of La Merced - Barcelona's patron Saint - and right in the heart of 'Old Barcelona'.

This apartment is right next door to our larger apartment, which we have owned and operated for 10 years with 5 star comments (see listing #132527). This is a beautifully furnished air-conditioned flat in an historic building with every comfort and decorated to the highest standards. Located just off the seafront, only five minutes' walk from the famous Ramblas in one direction and The Born in the opposite direction. Surrounded by myriad restaurants and tapas bars.

Medieval sights abound mixed in with shops of every description and sidewalk café life. A short stroll takes you to the Port Vell--Barcelona's beautiful old port, lined with restaurants and museums and location of Barcelona's acquarium and the Marenostrum shopping and entertainment complex. From there, you can take the cable car to Montjuic - location of the Spanish Village and the Miró Foundation - for amazing views of Barcelona and the port.

Walk the other way and you are in front of Barcelona's medieval cathedral and near to Plaza Catalunya. The Picasso museum is a few minute's walk, in the heart of The Born. Wander along to The Ramblas and soak up the colors, sights and aromas of the famous La Boquería market: 150 years old and still a feature of Barcelona and a great place for lunch. A few minutes further on brings you to the MACBA, Barcelona's museum of Contemporary Art.

The apartment is a genuine home from home with 4 metre ceilings and two balconies. Comfortable living/dining room with original works of art, satellite TV, WIFI, and iPod/iPhone/iPad dock; fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, central heating, two bathrooms, washer and dryer. Easy access to the airport, train stations and minutes from two metro stations.

Booking process: Feel free to book online with a booking fee ("VRBO Service Fee" 10% and online booking fee of 20€) or email me to book DIRECTLY at no extra fee.

Keywords: Apartment, Barcelona, Gothic Quarter, luxury, three bedrooms

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Rita Fryer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Rita Fryer

Pleased to meet you! We love the location of this apartment - right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter - walking distance from just about everything. We have lived in Catalonia for over twenty years. Rita spent 20 years in the hotel business worldwide and understands what travellers want. John is an international art consultant. We want to help you enjoy this wonderful city by making you feel right at home in very comfortable surroundings.

Rita Fryer purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Rita Fryer chose El Barri Gòtic

Ten years ago, we bought the apartment next door, so we couldn't resist taking over this apartment, too and have just finished renovating it.

Barcelona is such a great city! We both visited Barcelona before we met and had an instant love affair with the city and its people. We wanted to buy an apartment which we could use to explore Barcelona and experience the sights, sounds and aromas that make Barcelona such a great place to visit. There is no place so emblematic than Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and this apartment gives us the comfort of home within walking distance to all the sights in the historic part of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

We love strolling over to the famous Ramblas and visiting the incredible La Boqueria market which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary - unique in all of Europe. Some of our favorite restaurants are just minutes away by foot or taxi. We love walking along the boardwalk on the Barceloneta beach at sunset.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the apartment, location and your beautiful city! Brad and Rachel were very professional and accommodating. We would certainly stay again.
Sep 2013
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El Barri Gòtic Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite bathroom to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , generous walk-in shower cubicle
  • bathrooms feature products from Molton Brown of London, hairdryers, fluffy 100% cotton towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • all beds feature luxury organic mattresses
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This apartment is in a pedestrian street in a fantastic neighbourhood with great ambiance. Restaurants and tapas bars line the streets of the Gothic Quarter. As a consequence, noise filters up from people chatting on the street. This is especially evident when the doors to the balconies are open. The doors are double glazed and when closed, noise is reduced to a minimum. We have fitted the master bedroom with an extra set of double glazed doors to ensure maximum possible silence. The two single bedrooms are at the back of the apartment and not affected by street noise.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 38 reviews

Well-appointed apartment, in great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay in this well-appointed apartment, close to the art, history, sport, cuisine and beautiful scenery of Barcelona. The kitchen was well-organized with all the right elements to have breakfast and other meals in, yet within walking distance to great restaurants. It was perfect for a couple and two children, who all had their own room. There was ample closet space for our clothes and nice washer/dryer. I enjoyed running in the morning and picking up breakfast/lunch items at the nearby markets. A highlight was throwing the frisbee with my college-aged son at the nearby beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and bright. The larger windows in the front of the apartment open onto two small balconies that are wonderful places to relax, even in March. The kitchen is small and well supplied. It provided all that we needed. The beds are very comfortable. The apartment is ideally located, easy to access public transportation and for walking to many places. My sisters and I enjoyed exploring the walking paths/roads that network throughout the neighborhoods. After a long day of sightseeing it was good to return to the comforts of this apartment. It felt a bit like a home.

Juan met us upon our arrival. He is extremely polite and informative. He was available to answer questions during our stay and arrived at the end of our visit having already arranged for a cab to take us to the airport. Sara, also was amazing. She, too was available to answer questions and assist in any way needed. Rita is lucky to have these two!

Our experience in Barcelona was one to remember. I definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camarillo california

Very nice clean good location. Agent provided good information

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Nice well equipped apartment. Helpful agent

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, updated, spacious and well-appointed apartment in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this apartment was as advertised! The only potential drawback to the property is the street noise below, but in this location, some noise is expected, and in some respects, the noise actually adds to the ambiance of the lively Gothic Quarter location. The window in the front master bedroom has noise reducing shutters which are very effective, so our sleep was not disturbed. Otherwise, absolutely everything else about the property was wonderful, including Sara and Juan, who were both very helpful in arranging details for our stay (Sara), and in checking us in and out (Juan). I would highly recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona. You were a pleasure to host and we hope you visit again!
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Wonderful, homey--loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment really felt like home; it is right in the heart of town - you can walk everywhere. Juan, the apartment manager was wonderful. We loved Barcelona!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna for your kind words. Its good to hear you enjoyed your stay and that it felt like home. Do come and visit again!
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Austin, Texas

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in great locat!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona - thank you for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona - El Prat
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
all along the streets of the Gothic Quarter
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Sant Cugat Golf Course
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Estaciò de França
Nearest Motorway
800 Metres
Ronda Litoral
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
in Carrer de la Mercé
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Barcelona Acquarium nearby. Private guided tours of Barcelona can be arranged on request. Bicycle rental and tours. Sedgway tours. Boating and Hot Air Ballooning. Visits to vineyards can be arranged.

Barcelona's medieval catherdral is a short stroll through the Gothic Quarter and near to Plaza Catalunya. The Picasso museum is just a few minutes away, in the heart of the Born.

Wander along to the Ramblas and soak up the colors, sights and sounds of the famous La Boquería market - a great place to have lunch. A few minutes further on brings you to the MACBA, Barcelona's museum of Contemporary Art.

Paseo de Gracia, with its famous Gaudi buildings - Casa Batllò and La Pedrera - is a short taxi ride away. Paseo de Gracia runs from the Plaza Catalunya up to Diagonal and is home to all the best designer shops.

The iconic Sagrada Familia - Gaudí's famous unfinished cathedral - is just a 15 minutes taxi ride.

Moving around Barcelona is easy: taxis are cheap and plentiful and public transport works really well. Two metro lines are only 5 mins away. The hop on/hop off Touristic Bus also stops nearby and is a great way to see the city.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $154.28
Damage Deposit $308.57

Prices are subject to change. Special rates and conditions apply for certain events such as the Mobile World Congress, Grand Prix, Easter, Christmas and New Year. Please ask us for a quotation. The nightly tourist tax of 2.48 Euros is payable for all adults 17 and over.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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