Quiet apartment very fresh, city centre
1 double bed, 1 double sofa bed
- washing machine
- bed linen & towels
- iron & ironing board
- DVD player
- ADSL Wireless (Complimentary)
- coffee maker
- TDT television
A perfect base for your stay in Barcelona.
If you want to be immersed in an authentic Catalan environment, the Viola apartment is ideal. It is centrally situated and well connected with the metro literally at your doorstep and a supermarket directly downstairs.
The area surrounding the apartment:
Located in the Sant Antoni district of the Eixample. This is a friendly, safe and intimate neighbourhood with many shops, typical restaurants and the famous Mercat de Sant Antoni, a beautiful historic building completed in 1896. Here you will find just about anything, from fresh produce to clothes, shoes, etc, but of particular importance is the Sunday morning market famous for antique and used books, stamps, posters, etc. Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas are a short 15 to 20 minute walk or 5 minutes on the metro (L2) right at your doorstep. Just above Plaça Catalunya you will find Passeig de Gràcia famous for its modernist architecture and in particular Gaudí’s buildings, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera. The Eixample is well known for its wide streets and beautiful architecture.
Also very close to the Viola apartment (10 minutes walking) is Plaça Espanya where you will find the National Museum of Catalunya, well known for Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque art. Outside the museum you can view the spectacular light/music/fountain display on weekend evenings. Other attractions include Poble Espanyol and the Olympic Stadium. The convention centre of Fira de Montjuïc is also conveniently located here.
In the nearby Parc of Montjuïc, you can visit the Fundació Joan Miró. To get there one takes a really fun funicular ride, which leaves from metro Paral.lel (L2) located 5 minutes walking from the Viola apartment.
When you stay at the Viola, you will be staying in the real Barcelona, close to everything but located in a friendly authentic Catalan neighbourhood, where you can enjoy discovering hidden local restaurants and shops.
An authentic example of classical Eixample architecture with floor to ceiling glass doors opening onto balconies in both the living room and bedroom. Built around the same time as the Mercat de Sant Antoni, it evokes another era with its 10 foot ceilings and exposed wooden beams. The Viola apartment merges tradition with modernity and is very bright, comfortable and inviting.
This apartment is perfect for 2 people, but can easily accommodate 4. The main bedroom has an extra large double bed (140 x 200) and direct sunlight from the balcony. It is accessed through elegant tall double doors from the living room. Also off the living room, through beautiful double glass engraved doors, is a small den/2nd bedroom with a built in armoire and a pullout double bed. The living room is a comfortable size where you can relax and enjoy music (Radio/CD) or watch your favourite DVD. The apartment is well cooled and heated with air conditioner/heat pump controlled from the living room. There is also a safe suitable for a laptop computer and complementary wi-fi.
The kitchen is spacious, bright and is fully equipped with stove, oven, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, etc. Here you will also find a table with four chairs and its own small lamp for intimate dinners.
The 5-piece bathroom is also very spacious and charming with large frosted glass double doors providing natural light. The galleria is accessed through the double doors where you will find the washing machine and a place to dry your clothes.
Please note, this apartment is on the second floor (real third) with NO elevator, but the staircase is relatively wide and well lit with an overhead skylight.
Should you decide to stay at the Viola apartment you will not be disappointed .....
Conditions of stay
€200 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition)
Refundable deposit for Monthly booking
€1,500 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition)
Check-in / Checkout
Checkin after 15h, Checkout before 11h
Barcelona´s 19th century Eixample district is the birthplace of the Modernism movement where Antoni Gaudi is considered the leader. When looking to experience Barcelona´s world renowned reputation for leading 19th century architecture, this area is king. With all the Gaudi sites within reach like the grand and impressive famous Sagrada familia, the two famous Gaudi houses of La Perdera and Manzana de la Discordia, the sprawling Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, you´ll spend hours rambling along and looking upwards. This grid-patterned area was created in the 19th century to accommodate the overflowing population from old Barcelona; luckily this coincided with Barcelona’s golden age of architecture.. Gaudí, Puig I Cadafalch, Domènech I Montaner were employed by the wealthy to build townhouses, each one more daring than the last…
The Eixample district is divided in two, the Eixample Dreta (right side) and Eixample Esquerra (left side), this divide is marked by Passeig de Gracia, a highly sophisticated shopping street…..
A large part of the Eixample’s attraction includes all the shops, restaurants, cafes and bars to be found… Passeig de Gracias alone will keep any visitor entertained for hours, but all the side streets are full of great stores, theatres, cafes with people everywhere, shopping, relaxing and enjoying an aperitif with friends and family…
EIXAMPLE ESQUERRA (LEFT)
This area of the Eixample was built at a later stage and contains some great marketplaces and some less well-known Modernista sights, however, there is still plenty going on in this area… with it’s lively, energetic atmosphere the night life is wonderful, with lots of bars and hot spots to visit while in Barcelona…
Although this side of the Eixmaple may not be teeming with elegant, must see landmarks it does have one or two treasures such as the Universtitat de Barcelona building, this is an elegant construction with very pleasant gardens and Cassa Boada and Casa Gofverichs build by one of Gaudí’s collaborators in the early 1900’s… …two markets in this area, generally frequented by locals are the Ninot and the Mercat de Sant Antoni; the latter converts into a second hand book market on Sunday mornings;