Heart of Barcelona, Paseo de Gracia!!
3 single beds, 1 double bed
Plaza Cataluña/Paseo de Gracia
Check-in / Checkout: Checkin after 15h, Checkout before 11h
Not allowed: Parties, Pets, Children under 4
- bed linen & towels
- washing machine
- iron & ironing board
- DVD player
- vitroceramic cooker
- coffee maker
- ADSL Wireless (Complimentary)
- visa, mastercard and amex accepted
- partial air-conditioning
Next to Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona's most central and grandiose shopping street; the very heart of Barcelona you have everything within easy walking distance......
This great 3 bedroom apartment on the 5th floor with elevator (although you have 1 flight of stairs to manage before entering the apartment) is almost on Paseo de Gracia, not far from Antonio Gaudi's showpiece buildings "Casa Batllo" and "La Pedrera" and ideally located at only 3 or 4 blocks from Plaza Cataluña, considered the nerve centre of the city ....
The area surrounding the Apartment
The Vargas II apartment is perfect for a family or small group of friends wishing to experience true Barcelona life; this comfortable, modern space with elegant decor is a wonderful choice for your visit to Barcelona.
The location of this fantastic apartment is right in the middle of Barcelona city only 3 blocks or so from Plaça Catalunya and from there another 100 yards to Las Ramblas, making it accessible to all areas of interest such as the Gothic Quarter, and the very trendy El Borne. The guest staying at the Vargas II will find the superb food and produce market called La Boqueria on Las Ramblas, an absolute must for any visitor to Barcelona.
Walk out the front door of the apartment building and you have a shopping experience just waiting to happen all around you. Paseo de Gracia alone will keep you busy for hours. Walk to Portal d'Angel and continue down to Portaferrisa where there are more stores for you to explore. A short five minutes' walk from here will take you into El Borne, one of Barcelona's oldest neighbourhoods, an intricate maze of plaças and squares all interconnected by narrow, medieval streets where you will find lots of trendy boutiques and great bars, cafés and restaurants. Another option for the visitor staying at this great Barcelona apartment is to visit the Gothic quarter situated right in the heart of the old town, about ten minutes from your front door. Las Ramblas is another must for the visitor in Barcelona; a ten minutes' stroll from your front door. Here you will be amused and entertained by all the street acts as you make your way down to the food market and the sea.
The look and feel of this apartment is modern with touches of colour, elegant and strong in its decor, the guest will enjoy the warmth and comfort the Vargas II has to offer along with it's excellent location...
There are three bedrooms in this great apartment, the master bedroom comes with a comfortable double bed with an en-suite bathroom; the second bedroom comes with two single beds and the third bedroom comes with one single bed...
The living area is comfortable and spacious with touches of colour and wonderful mosaic tiling in the centre of the wonderful wooden floor; the blend of modern no fuss furniture make it a great choice for your visit to Barcelona...
The kitchen is on a par with the rest of the apartment, clean and fresh in look, it comes fully equipped with all mod cons necessary to ensure your visit to Barcelona is a hassle free one.....
Both bathrooms are fresh and modern in look and come with fresh towels ready for use upon arrival...
This fantastic apartment is a wonderful choice for your visit to Barcelona... not to be missed!!
Plaza Cataluña/Paseo de Gracia
Catalonia Square is the largest square in the centre with 30.000 meters square it is the third biggest square in Spain. Some of the most important streets and Avenue interconnects with this important square, famous for its fountain, and statues. Until almost half of 19th century the Plaça de Catalunya was mainly a rural zone located outside the city walls.
It was only in 1858 that the Madrid's central government finally ordered the defensive walls to be torn down., approving also the construction outside the walls so a public contest was organized in search of a design of a new district. The first place was awarded to a design by Rovira i Trias but the head government ended up choosing a far more modern design with a grid plan by Ildefons Cerdà.
Eventually the local and head government agreed add a new plan. A design by the architect Puig i Cadafalch (author of the modernist building 'Casa de les Punxes') resulted in the current enormous square, created between 1925 and 1927.
Nowadays it is also a main interconnecting point, where transport is widely available, such as metro, buses, taxis, etc. And it is there that the airport bus and the touristic double decker bus have its last and first stop at Plaza Catalunya, right opposite to the famous department store, El Corte Inglés.
Passeo de Gracia
One of the most famous Avenues in Barcelona and it is a 1.50 kilometers stroll to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gracia is the street that has the most designer shops per meter square in the whole of Barcelona. From this location, other zones of interest such as the Gothic Quarter, and the very trendy El Borne are just a stone's thrown away.
Visitors staying at this area will find the superb food and produce market called La Boqueria on Las Ramblas, an absolute must for any visitor to Barcelona and will be able to stroll along the very up market Passeig de Gracia with its designer shops and some of Gaudí's most emblematic buildings such as Casa Battló and La Pedrera which have been listed as Human Heritage buildings by the Unesco. This popular Avenue is the closest to The Champs Elysés in Paris, right here is the vibrant capital of Catalonia. The first urbanistic proyect that gave life to this amazing avenue begun back in 1821 by the famous architect Ramon Plana.
Guests are expected to have a shopping experience just waiting to happen all around you. Paseo de Gracia alone will keep you busy for hours.