Modernist neo-gothic building, at the corner of Pla del Palau and Plaça de les Olles.
Quiet, inspiring, elegant environment.
Stay at home for your writing / reading / studying / painting / composing
or just relaxing.
Go downstairs to meet the crowds / the people / leisure and the cultural life of Barcelona.
Pablo Picasso arrived here with his parents in 1895 and had his first atelier in front of our building. The Picasso Museum is at three minutes from home. The new World Cultures Museum is nearby. The Mercat del Born is also open to visitors, showing archeological remains of Barcelona in the XVIIIth century.
The flat is all windows and little balconies.
Furnished like a yacht, in front of the Port Vell. 4th floor, no lift, rewarded with charming views of a lively little square.
Painted in green Picasso colour. High Philippe Starck table on wheels for your dining / writing / drawing / and gazing at the square below.
Spacious sofa under the Library with books about Picasso / Catalan Art / The History of Barcelona / General Art and Literature.
Master bedroom with king-size bed, fine bed-sheets and optical wi-fi.
Corner for personal computer and night writing.
Second bedroom with moveable sandwich beds, sliding table for writing and drawing.
Open kitchen with all the appliances for quality cooking and a teppan grill.
Bath-room in black marquina marble, hydro-massage, shower room.
All windows with double panes.
Independent heating / air-conditioning.
Reach Santa Maria del Mar (2 minutes), the oldest church of the city (read its story in "Catedral del Mar", by Ildefonso Falcones) and listen to the bells.
Walk on the Paseo del Borne (2 minutes), the promenade of XVIIth century Barcelona.
Discover the boutiques and quality shops.
Enjoy the Picasso Museum with special exhibitions and events (3 minutes).
Stroll in the Parc of the Ciudadela (5 minutes) and enjoy spontaneous ethnic music.
Cross Pla del Palau and enjoy watching the boats of the Port Vell, the Maremagnum, the Aquarium.
Walk along Paseo Colón, the old sea-shore, and reach the Ramblas (7 minutes).
Stroll / skate / bike along the beaches, from the Barceloneta (8 minutes) to the Port Olimpic and beyond.
Downstairs, we are very well connected with the Eixample and Barcelona's many other significant sights.
The Sagrada Familia is close by. The Paseo de Gracia and other famous modernist buildings are also near.
VERDE PICASSO sleeps 2 grandly. 2 + 2 very comfortably.
Our building is described as the only example of a Modernist building in Ciutat Vella, the Old City of Barcelona. By the famous architect Enric Saignier, who built some of the most significant buildings of Barcelona, along with many other other significant architects:
Barcelona - City of Architects
The use of green graffiti on the façade designed by Arch. Enric Sagnier is considered unusual and charged with spiritual value.
Green captures solar energy and turns it into vital energy.
Green is the symbol of spiritual regeneration.
It signals the end of winter and symbolizes hope. It's the colour of nature.
In Egypt, Green was an attribute of Phtah - the creator and the stabilizer through water - because in Egyptian cosmogony water was the primary agent of creation. It meant the foundation of time, the creation of the world; and it symbolized material and spiritual birth.
In Christianity Green meant regeneration through acts, through charity.
In China Green defines the East, dawn, spring, wood and, again, charity.
As an association of Yellow and Blue, Green possesses a yin-yang duality:
it signals moral degradation, madness, despair;
as also culture, wisdom, and renewal.
We painted our flat in Green - an important colour in Picasso's palette.
Profits from our rentals are invested in cultural and social projects in Communication for Peace.