Beautiful Gotico Penthouse ★★★★★

Wohnung - Ganze Unterkunft · Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, Barcelona, Katalonien 08002, Spanien

The perfect base for exploring gorgeous Barcelona, this clean and charming apartment in the heart of the historic centre has floor to ceiling balconies overlooking the 14th century Santa Maria church in one of Barcelona's prettiest squares.

Building on the huge success of our Born Penthouse we spent many months looking for the perfect apartment in the the Gothic quarter. After a long search we found this lovely penthouse in the heart of el Gotico, the roman centre of Barcelona, the perfect base for friends, couples or families.



The apartment has two big balconies with large floor to ceiling double windows overlooking the 14th century Santa Maria church and the picturesque Plaza del Pi, a pretty square that is buzzing with cafe's and art sellers in the day time and calm and (email hidden)uth facing, the apartment is filled with sunlight from sunrise to sunset and cooled by a breeze in the summer which carries in the chiming of the ancient bells of Santa Maria del Pi.

There is a dining room and lounge with sofas and a table that seats eight, a clean and fully fitted kitchen and a modern bathroom with small bath and powerful shower.


The apartment is in a pretty, quiet square in the heart of the historic centre, overlooking the 14th century Santa Maria church. It would genuinely be hard to find a more central apartment in Barcelona or a more convenient base from which to explore this wonderful city.

The apartment is a 30 second walk from the Rambas and the famous Boqueria food market and just adjacent to the fantastic 11th century La Seu Cathedral.

Most of the best art galleries, tourist hot-spots and the beach are all just a stones throw away.

Drasanes Metro is just one minutes walk away which connects you to some of the sights scattered further out including the gorgeous Parc Guell, the area of Gracia and, of course, Gaudi's unforgettable masterpiece the Sagrada Familia.



The apartment has two double bedrooms, both with large double beds with exceptionally comfortable mattresses, and a day bed which is perfect for a 5th guest or a child.

The day bead and hammock are also great for a well earned luxurious siesta after a hard day of tourism.


We take guest satisfaction exceptionally seriously and ensure you have all the local insights you need to make the best of your time here. From restaurant recommendations walks and day trips to tours of the flea markets and boutiques we do everything we can to make sure you really get under the surface of Barcelona and uncover it's many wonderful secrets.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or enquiries. We're happy to help and we always respond quickly.


Barny :)

We remain constantly available for our guests; for anything from local advice to fresh towels. It's really important to us that everyone who stays in the apartment has a really positive experience.

We can provide restaurant recommendations, suggest walks and day trips, organise tours of Barcelona's markets and boutiques and do everything we can to make sure you get under the surface of Barcelona and discover it's many wonderful and surprising secrets.

This lovely penthouse is in the heart of el Gotico, the roman centre of Barcelona, the perfect base for friends, couples or families.

You will be just a 30 second walk from the Rambas and the beautiful Boqueria food market and just behind the fantastic 11th century La Seu Cathedral.

All of the big galleries, tourist hot-spots and even the beach just a stones throw away. You literally could not find a more central apartment in Barcelona or a better base from which to explore this wonderful city.

Most of the galleries, historic buildings, parks and the beach are all just a short walk away.

Drasanes Metro is also one minute walk away, which connects you to some of the sights scattered further out including the gorgeous Parc Guell, the area of Gracia and, of course, Gaudi's unforgettable masterpiece the Sagrada Familia.

Zimmertyp: Ganze Unterkunft
Art des Bettes: Richtiges Bett
Unterkunft für: 5
Schlafzimmer: 2
Badezimmer: 1
Betten: 2
Zusätzliche Personen: 15€ / Nacht nach dem ersten Gast
Mindestaufenthalt: 2 Nächte
Wochenpreis: 1200€ /Woche
Miete pro Monat: 4300€ /Monat
Check-In: 13:00
Check-Out: 11:00
Stornierung: Streng

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  • We spent 4 days in Barney's lovely apartment just before Easter. The rooms are simple, stylish and comfortable and, with views over the square and Santa Maria Del Pi Basilica and the sounds of Bacelona drifting in through the french windows, you really feel part of this wonderful city. The apartment is in a perfect location to explore by foot; surrounded by great bars, restaurants and shops, and the famous Boqueria market and old cathedral only minutes away. Barney is a wonderful host and very helpful with local advice.

    April 2014
  • My friend and I had a great weekend in Barcelona, re-visiting a city we love. Barny was a wonderful host, accepting our booking late in the day, and answering all our queries via email/text pretty much immediately. The flat is nice, and fairly typical of flats in La Ciutat Vella. There is a small balcony over-looking Plaça del Pi. This was my first time using airbnb and everything went very smoothly.

    März 2014
  • Had a wonderful time here and would love to stay again on my next trip to Barcelona.

    März 2014
  • Barny's place was great and Barny in particular was a great host! He even made us an extra copy of the key as we were two people and there was only one pair of key available.

    The location of the apartment is really really good. Great shopping and great restaurants very close. Super cozy area!

    The apartment was quite responsive though but I guess that is due to European standard :)

    Februar 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay in Barny's apartment. It is a superb location! The apartment is very large and airy with great light. Ben, who met us and gave us the key, etc, was very friendly and super helpful. It is, however, on the third floor, so quite a few steps - maybe not the best choice for older people to stay. The beds were really comfortable and the whole flat was tastefully furnished - a great atmosphere all round!

    Januar 2014
  • We really enjoyed our November stay at the apartment. Barny and Ben were lovely to deal with. The apartment had all that we needed, was clean, spacious and had stylish decor which made it feel very homely. We looked forward to getting back to the apartment after a long day out. The location is absolutely fantastic being very central off La Rambla with most places in walking distance although the metro is also close by. The surrounding Gothic quarter is beautiful, with lots great shops and eateries on the small historic streets and stunning architecture from the Cathedral to Portal del Bisbe etc. We were also able to watch buskers from the balcony in the square below and La Boqueria and the Miro mural on La Rambla pavement are just 5 minutes away. Although the temperatures in the city were pretty cold while we were there the heaters provided kept us warm and comfortable in the apartment. The hot water was a little sparse on a couple of mornings but the guys were quick to resolve it. Also as mentioned previously there are a lot of stairs up to the apartment so hard work if carrying something heavy but this wasn't a problem for us. We definitely will be back to check out even more of Barcelona and would be more than happy to stay at this apartment again. Nice touch with the recommendations and recipes on the board in the kitchen! Thanks a million.

    November 2013
    Antwort von Barny:

    Thanks so much for your lovely review Caitlin. I'm so glad you enjoyed the city and the Gotico apartment. Thanks again and come back any time! Barny

  • We had a wonderful weekend in Barcelona. The apartment is really nice and just perfectly located. Tasteful interior, spacious rooms, nice balconies. Barny and Ben are really nice and helpful. We arrived and felt at home.
    The apartment is surrounded by bars and restaurants - perfect...but it could be noisy. If you are looking for a quiet night, this is not the right place. If you want to explore Barcelona it's just fantastic,
    Negative points are the rather old and small bathroom and the steep stairs. But nothing we couldn't live with...we'll definetly come back!

    Thanks guys!

    November 2013
  • Barny's apartment is in a great position overlooking a vibrant square.
    We loved the atmosphere, yes there is noise but it is quiet at night.
    Great bedrooms and a relaxing living area, all in all a great place to stay in Barcelona!

    Oktober 2013
  • This was our first visit to Barcelona and we could not have had a better location. We loved the two small balconies from which we could watch the world going by in the Plaza del Pi. We were prepared for the stairs and some noise but it was all part of the experience. Ben made us feel very welcome. All the amenities in the flat were as described other than the shower which was not very powerful. Overall a great place to stay in Barcelona.

    Oktober 2013
  • There was a bit of a mix-up when we arrived at the apartment (we ended up enjoying some wine at a café in the plaza while we waited), but the apartment was great! It was very spacious, pretty clean, and we appreciated having a kitchen immensely--as soon as we had settled in, we went to the nearby market and purchased food to make a nice dinner.

    We tried some of the Barny's recommendations for bars and restaurants, and they were all good. The apartment itself is located in a great area, with easy access to the cathedral, markets, and tons of shops, bars and restaurants.

    One thing to note: There seemed to be a lot of trash/recycling activity on the street, the noise from which sometimes woke us up.

    But this was small compared to how much we enjoyed the location and the apartment itself. The sounds of the street performers in the plaza and the views from the balconies made for an even memorable experience. Thanks for a lovely stay!

    Oktober 2013
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I'm an experienced AirBnB host (and traveller) with a good understanding of what you need to make the most of this lovely city, from guidebooks and maps to local insights and recommendations. I used to rent rooms in our lovely apartment in Barcelona through Airbnb,which was an exceptionally positive experience through which I made many friends and enjoyed numerous fascinating conversations with people from around the world - usually lubricated with a good bottle of red wine on a cafe terrace. These days I spend most of my time in Montpellier, France so I rent the whole apartment to groups, friends and couples taking a break in sunny Barcelona. I also help manage a second apartment with a close friend in the gorgeous Placa del Pi, right in the heart of the Gotico which is also available on AirBnB to couples, families and groups of up to 5 people.
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