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Metamorphosis is an oasis of modern design in the charming historic centre of Barcelona. The sleek wood panels in the kitchen and the recessed lighting make it feel bright during the day and cosy at night, while the balcony and the lush greenery make for an all-round relaxing atmosphere. The neighbourhood, El Born, gives you the easy charm and narrow, winding streets of the old town with an added bohemian feel. It’s brimming with trendy restaurants and great tapas bars, perfect for a relaxed evening of eating and exploring.


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What to expect


Highlights

Look out over the colourful, narrow streets from your balcony

Look out over the colourful, narrow streets from your balcony

Get down to work at the sleek desk area

Get down to work at the sleek desk area

Serve up a snack to eat at the breakfast bar

Serve up a snack to eat at the breakfast bar

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Home truths

    The building doesn’t have an elevator, so the home isn’t wheelchair accessible

    There’s a quiet hours policy from midnight

    As this home is in one of Barcelona’s most popular areas, some city and street noise is to be expected just in case

    There is only air conditioning in some rooms

    This host requires your check-in to be within 3-5 days from when the last booking ends. If you are unsure if your dates will work or for help finding alternatives, please contact our Matchmaking Team.

About this stay


Amenities

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Washing machine

Dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Extras


Additional fees

  • While pets are welcome to join you during your stay, an additional fee will apply – please enquire with your host at the time of booking.

  • Your host can arrange luggage storage for an additional fee.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter is a true tourist hotspot, filled with shops and famous attractions on every corner. During the day, urban explorers fill its narrow, stone-paved streets, admiring the neo-Gothic sights – but it’s the night that sees the Quarter truly come to life. Home to some of the city’s most popular restaurants, bars, and quirky shops that stay open till late, the vibrant area is popular among young travellers and party-goers seeking the best Barcelona has to offer.

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Visit food paradise at La Boqueria

Visit food paradise at La Boqueria

This is one of the best food markets in the world and it's not hard to see why. Treat your taste buds and sample something different at every stall.

11 min
Visit the Cathedral of Barcelona

Visit the Cathedral of Barcelona

A picture perfect example of Gothic architecture and one of Barcelona's greatest sights. As beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

5 min
Pay a visit to the Arco de Triunfo

Pay a visit to the Arco de Triunfo

This arch was built as the main access point during the 1888 Barcelona World Fair and has remained a popular tourist attraction ever since.

11 min
Go for a boat ride at Parc de la Ciutadela

Go for a boat ride at Parc de la Ciutadela

This is probably the greenest oasis in all of Barcelona. Created as the city's first public park in the mid 19th Century, it's a lovely place to while away an afternoon.

11 min
Experience a true Catalan tavern at La Xampanyeria

Experience a true Catalan tavern at La Xampanyeria

The speciality of La Xampanyeria is Cava – the house bottle won't break the bank, and you can accompany your sparkling wine selections with typical tapas. A must do in the city!

9 min
Get brunch at Citizen Cafe

Get brunch at Citizen Cafe

A great place for brunch or a relaxed, light lunch or dinner. Try the blueberry pancakes!

10 min
Pay a visit to Elsa & Fred

Pay a visit to Elsa & Fred

Located down a narrow alleyway, you’ll discover a bustling little place with great service, a fun atmosphere and delicious food.

9 min
Visit one of the oldest bars in Barcelona at Els 4Gats

Visit one of the oldest bars in Barcelona at Els 4Gats

Step into the past at Els 4Gats, established in 1897, and a long-time favourite haunt of artists, writers, and intellectuals of all kinds. Picasso was a fan.

7 min
Choose your dinner at La Paradeta

Choose your dinner at La Paradeta

The motto is: Sail away with us! This unique cross between a fish market and a restaurant, and it doesn't get much fresher than that. Come and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and great service.

8 min
Enjoy a Memorable Meal at Cañete

Enjoy a Memorable Meal at Cañete

Experience sensational food and a captivating atmosphere at this upmarket tapas bar in Barcelona. Make a reservation to indulge in classic dishes like seafood paella and duck cannelloni.

11 min
Enjoy Traditional Tapas at El Xampanyet

Enjoy Traditional Tapas at El Xampanyet

Cozy bar with a buzzing vibe offering traditional tapas, cava, and wine. Amazing food, friendly staff, and a great variety of dishes to choose from. Highly recommended for a taste of traditional Barcelona.

5 min
Experience the Ornate Opulence of Palau de la Música Catalana

Experience the Ornate Opulence of Palau de la Música Catalana

Step into this stunning art nouveau concert hall with its beautiful facade, stained-glass dome, and intricate interior. Enjoy concerts, dance performances, and multimedia experiences. Don't miss the breathtaking organ and 2nd-floor views.

6 min

Get around

Airport

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat

27 min

Girona–Costa Brava

1 hr 10 min

Subway station

Jaume I

2 min

Train station

Estación de Francia

11 min

Bus stop

Jaume I

2 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

2 min

Cafe

2 min

Pharmacy

2 min

Points of interest

Beach

PLAYA MAR

12 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Julia

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay.

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