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Downtown apartments in Barcelona next to the sea

Without any doubt, one of the main advantages of 1840 Apartments is its unbeatable location.

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Passeig d'Isabel II, 2
08003 Barcelona, España

Latitude 41.381283 (41° 22' 52.6188")
Longitude 2.182552(2° 10' 57.1866")

In Barcelona, our apartments are where the backstreets of the old city quarter give way to the Meditarranean light. From our apartments you will revel in the sights that will take you beyond the Gothic quarters, with the backdrop of the Montjuic castle, or gaze at the sailing boats and luxury yachts in Port Vell and the quiet immensity of the Mediterranean, with the beaches on one side and the harbour at your feet.

Within a 10 minute walk you will find many places of tourist interest, shopping areas, museums, parks and beaches. You can also enjoy a staggering variety of entertainment, nighlife and gastronomy.

Places of interest close to 1840 Apartments Barcelona

Walks and landmarks close to 1840 Apartments Barcelona

- Born - 5 minutes

Born-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments The Born, eclectic and authentic, is one of the trendiest areas in the city. In this charming neighbourhood everyday life goes on in the medieval backstreets, next to the interesting museums, the designer boutiques, an excellent bill of fare and an artistic flair, both bohemian and sophisticated.

- Gothic quarter - 10 minutes

Gothic-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Wandering in the Gothic quarter is like traveling back in time. The medieval buildings, the narrow, winding streets and the hidden squares are just a few of its charms. And both night and day, life here is always intense with all the shops, bars and restaurants scattered around.

- Sant Jaume Square - 10 minutes

sant-jaume-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Sant Jaume is a big open square in the old town’s center. It is the scene of important events, such as the popular Festas de la Mercé and the breathtaking human towers of the castellers. The City Council and the Palau de la Generalitat face each other on opposite sides.

- Ajuntament de Barcelona - 10 minutes

Ayuntament-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Although its facade was built in the Neoclassical style, the construction of the City Council building begun in the Middle Ages with the Saló de Cent. In this room, the town governed itself through a 100 citizens assembly. The patios, chapels and halls reflect the refined architecture of different periods.

- Sant Felip Neri Square - 10 minutes

sant-felip-neri-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments A visit to Sant Felip Neri square won’t fail to impress you. It’s a beautiful oasis of serenity hidden in the midst of a bustling area. But it’s more than that –the scars in the walls of the church remind us of a bloody bombing during the Civil War.

- The Ramblas - 10 minutes

Ramblas-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments The Ramblas are probably the most frequented boulevard in Barcelona, by day or night. One after the other, they go from Plaça Catalunya to the port, flanked by trees, splendid buildings, shops and restaurants. In addition, there are attractions such as the human statues and the cartoonists.

- Columbus Monument - 10 minutes

Columbus-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments The Columbus monument, a huge column with a sculpture on top, is where the Ramblas end, in front of the sea. Inside there is an elevator that takes you to the top, from where you can enjoy the lovely views over the sea, the seafront, Montjuic and the old city.

- Barceloneta beach - 5 minutes

barceloneta-beach-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Barceloneta is the most popular and old beach in Barcelona. Along its more that one thousand meters you can enjoy yourself in some family-friendly areas, other with a more international flair or event nudist zones. There are several parts where you can practise sports and lots of bars.

- Passeig Marítim - 10 minutes

Passeig-Maritim-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Passeig Marítim is a beautiful 2 kilometre long seafront that runs paralel to the sand of the Barceloneta and Sant Sebastià beaches. Whether it is for practising sports, to contemplate the Mediterranean or to relax in any of the bars, you can’t miss it.

- Port Vell - 5 minutes

port-vell-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Hundreds of cruises and recreational crafts crowd, day after day, the docks of the Port Vell. This is the oldest part of Barcelona’s port, and goes from the Columbus monument to the Barceloneta beach. Crafts fairs, stores, art, entertainment, museums, restaurants or trips by catamaran –it has it all!

- Catalunya Square - 20 minutes

Catalunya-Square-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments This big square, always crowded with locals, turists and doves, is right between the old city and the modernist district, the Eixample. The most important shopping streets of the city –Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla Catalunya, Portal del Angel and the Ramblas- all meet here.

- Arc de Triomf - 10 minutes

Arc-de-Triomf-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments This massive brick arch, decorated with sculptures and inscriptions, was built for the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition. Just a few metres away from the Ciutadella park, it is a meeting point for people of all ages, from bowling pensioners to young rollerskaters or those with bikes and dogs.

- Parc de la Ciutadella - 10 minutes

Parc-de-la-Ciutadella-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Parc de la Ciutadella is a big green lung between Arc the Triomf and the beach. It’s the ideal spot for strolling, reading on the grass, doing yoga, running or just laying back. Apart from the cascade fountain in which Gaudí worked, there’s a museum, the Parliament and the zoo.

Places of cultural interest

- Santa María del Mar - 5 minutes

Santa-Maria-del-Mar-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments This impressive church was literally built by the neighbours themselves, who carried the stones on their backs, one by one. When stepping in, you will be surprised by the slender and bright interior. This charming area is bustling with small bars where you can taste some wine and tapas.

- Cathedral - 10 minutes

Cathedral-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments In the beautiful Gothic cathedral of Barcelona, don’t miss the choirs stalls, the crypt and the tomb of Santa Eulalia, who –according to the tradition- was a catholic maiden martyred by the Romans. But the main attraction is the cloister, with a pond and 13 white geese.

- Church of Santa María del Pi - 10 minutes

church-of-santa-maria-del-pi-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Santa María del Pi is a beautiful Catalan Gothic church, near the Ramblas. Several times a month there is food fair in the small square in the entrance. The square on the side is the scene where each week-end artists paint and show their works.

- Picasso Museum - 5 minutes

Picasso-Museum-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Walking down the medieval Montcada street you will arrive to the Picasso Museum, where some of the best known works of this genious are exhibited. The collection is not too large and is chronologically displayed along the different rooms of a beautiful building.

- Maritime Museum - 10 minutes

Maritime-Museum-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Being an important port town, Barcelona has a great museum dedicated to ships. The size of some of the crafts is impressive, and so is the building itself. The exhibition includes detailed models and interesting nautical instruments and mapping tools.

- Palau de la Música Catalana - 10 minutes

Palau-Musica-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments The Palace of the Catalan Music is an amazing building, one of the most outstanding of the Catalan Modernism. The ornaments, skylight, sculptures and organ are impressive. It is one of the top venues in Barcelona, where some of the best national and international concerts are held each year.

- Liceu - 10 minutes

Liceu-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Opera lovers can’t leave Barcelona until they’ve visited the great Liceu theatre. It has earned its reputation as one of the best opera houses in the world thanks to both its acoustics and elegance. Despite having suffered a devastating fire, the reconstruction respects the original style.

- University of Barcelona

University-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Not far from Plaça Catalunya there is the old building of the University of Barcelona. Its lush green gardens and patios, with birds singing and frogs croaking, are the perfect place to escape and get away from the urban noise. Also, there are usually outdoor concerts in the summer evenings.

Leisure and attractions

- Barcelona zoo - 5 minutes

Zoo-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Barcelona zoo is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella and is a fun activity for kids. Amongst the wide variety of animals you will see, the main attractions are the dolphins and reptiles. There is also a zone, the farm, where kids can touch the animals.

- Aquarium - 10 minutes

Aquarium-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments The Barcelona Aquarium is an enjoyable visit for all ages. The highlight is the area where the rays and sharks are –you can dive in and watch them closely in their habitat. Amongst the wide variety of activities for the youngest ones, sleeping with sharks is #1!

- Chocolate Museum - 10 minutes

Chocolate-Museum-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments How would you like to visit a museum that smells like chocolate, teaches you the history of chocolate and how it is produced, and where even the entrance ticket is a chocolate bar? Don’t miss the Chocolate Museum, which will suprise you with its unique sculptures.

- Mammoth Museum - 10 minutes

Mammoth-Museum-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments The Mammoth Museum, even if small, has a quite interesting exhibition of prehistoric animals. Apart from seeing authentic saber-toothed tiger skeletons and full scale mammoth reproductions, you are allowed to touch everything, including rests of hair and bones. It’s an unforgettable experience, specially for kids.

Bars, restaurants and shops

- Passeig del Born - 10 minutes

Passeig-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments The Passeig del Born is probably one of the most charming promenades in Barcelona. Don’t miss its relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by trees, boutiques and artcrafts, lively bars and both local and international restaurants. It is in the old town, right behind Santa María del Mar.

- Santa Caterina Food Market - 10 minutes

Santa-Caterina-market-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Santa Caterina Market, which is close to the Cathedral, is world famous for its architecture and food. Under its colourful and wavy roof it hosts a high quality meat and produce market. There is also a bar and a restaurant where you can taste delicious Catalan and international dishes.

- La Boquería Food Market - 15 minutes

Boqueria-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Colourful, authentic and striking, La Boquería market is one of a kind. Get your camera ready -its many stalls display a staggering variety of local and exotic food. Every foodie’s dream! In any of the bars you can savour delicious tapas and fresh produce.

- Maremagnum Shopping Centre - 10 minutes

Maremagnum-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments Maremagnum shopping centre is located in Port Vell. Besides having a wide range of stores, it opens on Sundays. Even if you are not shopping, go up to the terrace and enjoy a while in any of the bars and restaurants with views over the sea and the port.

- Olympic Port - 20 minutes

Olimpic-Port-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments The Olympic Port, at the seaside, is clearly one of the liveliest areas in Barcelona. And not only because of the peculiar buildings but also due to the leisure options –from cafes and varied restaurants, to discos, exclusive clubs and the Gran Casino of Barcelona.

- Passeig de Gràcia - 20 minutes

Passeig-de-Gracia-places-of-interest-close-to-1840Apartments This avenue is the most chic street in Barcelona, with Modernist buildings, some of the most iconic Gaudi’s buildings and elegant benches and lamposts. If you are looking for design, excellence and major brands, this is the most exclusive shopping area in the city.

- Rambla Catalunya - 20 minutes

Rambla-Catalunya-places-of-interest-close-to-1840ApartmentsRambla Catalunya, which runs paralel to Passeig de Gràcia, is a tree-lined boulevard surrounded by buildings with beautiful facades. There are many stores as well as restaurants, with lots of terraces where to rest and recharge your batteries after a long shopping day.

Public transportation

1840 Apartments is very well conntected with the rest of the city and its surroundings since there is a large network of public transportation that includes trains, subways and buses.

Subway: Line 4 Barceloneta
Bus: 14, 17, 19, 36, 39 40, 45, 51, 64, 120, 157
Train: Renfe Rodalies R2 Estación de Francia - Barceloneta

By car: Ronda Litoral, exit 21. Closest parking garage.