We live in a silent and cosy house (65m2) on a ground floor with high ceilings, very close to Barcelona, in the pretty town of Badalona.
There is one bedroom with twin beds. 1 bathroom with shower. 1 living-dining room with TV, 1 sofa and 1 piano, kitchen with oven and fridge. Courtyard on the rear with a big table and parasol to have wonderful meals outside. Computer with a wifi Internet connection.
Our apartment is very close to the beach (5min) and only 12 min by foot to the main train station (Badalona) or underground (Badalona-Pompeu Fabra - Line 2). Both take 18 min to Barcelona City Center.
Badalona itself is also a nice town to discover, with nice atmosphere, its 9 beaches (high quality award), a pretty downtown, a Museum of Roman Baetulo (ancient Badalona), some commercial and lots of pedestrian streets and a public and romantic park a stone's throw away. Nice place to walk along the coastline.
On the other hand, there are lots of things to do and see in Barcelona. From Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Gaudi's and Modernism architecture to cinemas, cocktails, restaurants, but also a quite walk within its city parks (Ciutadella is the central and locals beloved one) or through Collserola's Natural Park.
Nice views over the town from Montjuïc, Park Güell and Tibidabo hills, as well as from some buildings rooftops, such as the Cathedral and basílicas of Santa Maria del Pi or Santa Maria del Mar.
Do not miss to visit one of the city's 46 local markets (Boqueria is the most famous one but there are also many interesting and beautiful ones: Santa Caterina, Concepció, Llibertat...) and to stroll along its beaches and characteristic neighborhoods such as Barceloneta, Gràcia, Poblenou, Poble-sec or Sarrià.
Do not miss also the MNAC (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) with its beautiful Romanesque to Modernist collections, the Fundació Miró, the MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona) and the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona).
To eat "pa amb tomàquet" (a slice of bread with ripe tomato and olive oil) or "botifarra amb mongetes" (a kind of sausage with white beans) is a must in the whole region of Catalonia.
We also dance the "sardana" (the most popular of Catalan local dances) every Saturday evening in front of the Cathedral and build "castells" (human towers) in every local festival mainly in Sant Jaume square.
And finally, if you have any question, do not hesitate to ask! ;-)