Rental of the week: a Modernista classic in Barcelona

Stay in this filmmakers’ favourite

Step back into fin de siècle Barcelona in this unique apartment for rent inside Casa Ramos.

Built in 1907 by Jaume Torres i Grau, Casa Ramos is a time capsule of the Modernista movement, which emerged in the late 1800s as an effort to create a distinct – and highly decorative – Catalan identity in the arts.

The two-bedroom Architect’s Flat, as this apartment is dubbed, spreads across the first floor of the building. It has a large living room, dining room and access to a large garden and swimming pool.

High ceilings are supported by marbled pillars, while huge windows fill the space with light. Original details such as elaborate cornicing and vivid Spanish tiling combine with modern touches in the Barcelona apartment.

Photography: via Airbnb

Casa Ramos sits on the border of the buzzy neighbourhood of Gràcia, with its plethora of bars, restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs. In recent years, the building has gained fame as a cinematic location, starring in films by Pedro Almódovar and Wim Wenders.

Architect’s Flat is available to rent via AirBnb.

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