|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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
Go downstairs to meet the crowds / the people / leisure and cultural life
Pablo Picasso arrived here with his parents in 1895 and had his first atelier in front of our building. The Picasso Museum is two minutes from home. The new World Cultures Museum just opened nearby. The Mercat del Born also recently re-opened, 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. The use of green graffiti on the façade 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.
Profits from our rentals are invested in cultural and social projects in Communication for Peace.
Writer - Producer - Entrepreneur
Isabella S. Castriota purchased this apartment in 2000
We chose this property because we love the Barrio del Born - la Ribeira for its location, its history, its craftspeople.
Downstairs you'll be right at the heart of XVIII - century Barcelona, with its own pulse and style.
It is pedestrian and lively at all hours. Walk around the Passeig del Born, el Mercat del Born, la Catedral del Mar. Visit the Parc de la Ciudadela and enjoy the music at sunset. Walk to the Port Vell and watch the sailing boats arriving at sunset. Shop at the Maremagnum, reach the Barceloneta and the Ramblas.
El Barrio del Born has a unique liveliness and style.
I believe the benefits of choosing this flat are its location and its overall quality of life.
The flat offers the feeling of being nestled above the crowd, while writing, composing, singing, resting, dining, enjoying the view of a charming little square, browsing at the books in the library, taking a whirl bath, sleeping in high-quality linen.
And, when you are ready, go downstairs and explore the Barrio del Born, the city of Barcelona and its most important sights, easily mixing with the crowds again.
Verde Picasso and its cozy atmosphere awaits you when you come back.
Verde Picasso sleeps two adults grandly;
two + two children very comfortably;
two adults + one or two guests for short stays.
We are humanitarians and profits from these rentals are invested in Cultural and Social projects in Communication for Peace.
What a fabulous stay it was! Atmospheric room with good selection of book and CD, excellent location, etc. I will come back again in the near future. Only one notice, there is no elevator in the apartment, so I don't recommend persons who have some difficulty walking up steps to stay here. Anyway, I enjoyed the stay to the full. Thanks.
A quirky property with plenty of character and in a good area. An impressive selection of reading material if you get time to read it with all there is to do and see in Barcelona. Booking was made easy and the hand over well organised. Would go again.
Location is everything then this wins. Great apartment. The WiFi broke after a few days, I emailed and texted the owner but never heard a thing back. Isabella was great to deal with and always got back to me quickly, until we arrived, I'm hopeful that maybe Isabella was on holidays etc, at least I hope so. The 4 floors were manageable and as I do location is super. Good kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. 2 small stools on balcony would be good, that's what you will fit, that's not a complaint just fact. Would I go back, yep but I would want assurances about communication after I paid my money. Let's hope it was all an oversight. Building work in the apartment directly above wasn't ideal, a few yearly morning awakenings, went on for the 2 weeks, lots of dust but that's city and apartment life. Barcelona is a fantastic city, live like the locals and discover the real city not the tourist zones, much more to enjoy.
This is a great apartment for a family of 4, in a lively part of Barcelona. The apartment was clean and well equipped, even if the hall and four flights of stairs were smelly and uninviting. Happy to say the first impression created by the smell outside was not fulfilled when we opened the door of the apartment itself. It has been thoughtfully designed to include everything you might hope for in self-catering accommodation. Lots happening round the place, good shops and bars, and restaurants, as well as fairly convenient access to metro - essential with children tired from the endless sightseeing Barcelona has to offer. A bit noisy on Saturday night, but it settled quickly when it was over. All in all, we would recommend the place, losing one star only for the unpleasant smell in the hallway for the 76 steps up. We very much hope to go back in the future. Thanks.
We loved the apt in El Born. The location is fantastic - the coolest neighborhood in Barcelona. The bunk beds in one bedroom were perfect for our two kids. The bed in master bedroom was very comfortable. The kitchen was great and the washing machine was indispensable. The wifi was solid. Would definitely come back again. ¡Muchisimas gracias Isabella!
Close to several attractions and the port. Bring a flashlight for the staircase and ear-plugs for the noise. Loud partying in the court-yard below can be irritating if you're a lighter sleeper. I enjoyed our stay.
Ciutat Vella de Barcelona - Barrio del Born!
Charming Plaça de les Olles - next to Pla del Palau, el Passeig del Born, the Picasso Museum, el Port Vell, las Ramblas, Plaça Catalunya.
2 minutes' walk to Santa Maria del Mar, el Passeig del Born, the Picasso Museum;
5 minutes to the Parc de la Ciudadela;
5 minutes to the Port Vell, the Aquarium and the Maremagnum leisure centre;
5 minutes from the Estació de França, trains to other Spanish cities, the night train to Paris;
8 minutes to the Ramblas;
8 minutes to the docks: departure points for the 'golondrinas' (boats to cruise along the beaches) and the ferries to Mallorca, Ibiza and the other Balearic Islands;
8 minutes to the Mont Jüic funicular;
15 minutes to the Barceloneta, the beaches of barcelona, el Port Olímpic;
3 minutes to the closest metro station: Barceloneta;
5 minutes to the second closest metro station: Jaime I
1 minute to buses to the Sagrada Familia, the Eixample, the upper part of town, including la Pedrera, other modernist buildings, el Parc Güell;
1 minute (downstairs from us) to the double-deck tourist bus;
Famous restaurants, tapas bars and night-clubs: depending on you ! They are downstairs.
El Palau de la Música, famous art galleries, fine shops and craftsmen in our Barrio del Born.
Ask us and we'll tell you more...
Profits from our rental are invested in Cultural and Social Projects - Comm4Peace.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
17 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Late arrival fee||£27|
Our apartment VERDE PICASSO is suited for TWO people, grandly.
It is also suited for a family of TWO + TWO children, very comfortably or for a group of friends: THREE or FOUR adults.
Rental rates for more than a week or more than a month are negotiable, depending on season and number of people.
We care about our guests. We offer hospitality and sustainable care.
Profits from our rentals are invested in cultural and social activities in Communication for Peace.