This truly is an amazing place. If you like the photos you will love the reality with it's abundance of original architectural features, lofty ceilings and large windows. Think stately home without any of the stuffiness!! This place is huge but feels relaxed and comfortable due to the clever use of space, modern furniture, original canvases and quirky sculptural pieces. The apartment is in a great location on the edge of the Gracia district which has lots of interesting shops and restaurants. The building is yards from a metro station making it very easy to get around the city.The owners, the Carbonells, who are architects and artists are brilliant and thoughtful hosts. We arrived rather late in the evening and were met by Sean who greeted us warmly and treated us to a tour of the apartment including the adjoining but seperate part he shares with his parents. He then left us to settle in with a selection of drinks and snacks he had provided as it was a little too late to go out for supper.
Sean and his parents Juan Enrique and Frances are lovely, fun, warm, friendly people who are happy to help their guests get the most out of their stay in Barcelona, with recommendations for places to eat, tips on how to get about and where to visit. They manage to be attentive yet laid back and discrete at the same time! We had all the privacy and space we could want and yet help was at hand should we have needed it. On our last morning it was raining quite heavily and we didn't want to venture far so Frances offered to show us a "secret shop" in an apartment across the road which sells fantastic quality designer second hand clothes- for a few euros I picked up a handful of real bargains!
I loved, loved, loved our stay in Barcelona in this beautiful apartment and can't wait to return!
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