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Barcelona 08001 Spain

Listing # 44241

Rates From EUR 1650 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Near Liceu, large apt. w/ garden terrace close to universites, libraries, and museums

This big, quiet, and centrally located Barcelona apartment is furnished in family antiques, art work, and a large library of books in English and Spanish. It comes equipped with all linens, kitchen goods, washer and dryer, and WiFi. It is located within easy walking distance of the opera, several research libraries and universities, and major museums. The Liceu metro and bus stop is a block away. It is a 15-minute bus ride to the beach.

The apt. is 1,100 sq. ft. and located on the first floor (second floor U.S.) of a remodeled 1880s building. It has a large master bedroom with double doors that open onto an adjoining garden patio with a private rooftop terrace accessible by a teak staircase from the patio. The apt. also has another double bedroom with skylight, a single bedroom, a double sofa couch in the living room, a bathroom and a half bath(WC). The large dining/living room has a large dining table that sits 8 comfortably, a kitchen with marble breakfast table, and an office/ TV/sitting room. It is very quiet, has air conditioning & heating, telephone with internet/WiFi access, microwave, and toaster oven.

The side entrance of the Boqueria Market is next to the apartment and the Rambla dels Caputxins is seconds away. It is within easy walking distance of Plaza Catalunya (a major transportation hub), as well as many museums (MACBA, CCCB, Picasso, Marés, Maritime, History), and the Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya. The Romanruins of the city of Barcino, the Gothic Quarter, the historic Jewish synagogue,and the Cathedral are also just across the Ramblas and are wonderful for strolls through the area.
There is a movie theater with V.O. and a gym in the neighborhood(see links below).

A completely independent "mother-in-law" studio apt. with its own bathroom and kitchenette are in an adjoining apt. It is ideal for visitors and can be rented separately when available.

Privately owned by a 30+year permanent resident of Barcelona (I am a research scholar and art curator fluent in both Spanish and Catalan).

I am happy to provide you with information on the city, contacts in the cultural world here, restaurant recommendations, interesting exhibitions, day trips, and local festivities.

Security deposit is required. Previous guests include university professors from the the US and Canada, opera singers, and families with children on sabbatical.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
120 Sq. Meters
Suited for
5 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Monday, February 1, 2021 until Friday, December 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
2 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Perfect for opera professionals, sabbaticals, or long summer visits
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Barcelona
Postal Code - State or Province 08001
Country Spain
Neighborhood Keywords Gothic/Raval
Closest University Steps from Liceu & Boqueria, walk to Universitat de Barcelona,Pompeu Fabra, RamÓn Llull
University nearby On train line to Universitat Autonoma

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: New York
New York

State or Province
United States of America

Destination 2: London

United Kingdom

Rental Price:

EUR 1650 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: There is no elevator in the building.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since Sep 30 2008
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About Me
I am a writer, lecturer and independent curator specializing in graphic work and photography. I completed my PhD on the Man Ray's graphic work in Art History at the University of Barcelona.

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It was truly a delight to get to know Katherine and stay in her spacious and unique flat. She is a gracious and thoughtful host and was in regular contact with us throughout our stay. Katherine provided much needed help to us in navigating life in Barcelona and we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else when we return to the city. The atmosphere, location and amenities of her flat are unbeatable. Excellent Tgray5 11/12/2011 6:19:00 AM