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Priority Fira Apartments in Barcelona

What a headache to find an apartment rental in Barcelona for my young teen daughter and myself (a slight 54-year-old woman with a prosthetic hip). We're excited about being in Barcelona for a week in January, but I'm not so excited about venturing down the alleys, especially after dark. I'm just a tad concerned about our possible vulnerability, but I can't overspend on lodging. I do want an apartment, both to be able to spread out a bit and to be able to wash our clothes.

The strategy I've finally settled on is to find an apartment right on a major thoroughfare but not slam in the middle of the touristy areas. Oh, and very close to a Metro station.

Do you think my approach makes sense? Right now, I'm looking hard at the Priority Fira Apartments (http://www.priorityapartments.com/rentals/apartment-barcelona-barcelona-fira-principal-173913.html). They're on Av. del Paral.lel and only 300 meters from the Poble Sec station. I appreciate any and all insights.

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Be mindful of the number of floors you must climb when renting an apartment in Europe. I rented a 3rd floor apartment in Barcelona but actually had to climb 6 floors due the way the building was constructed.

Posted by
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Hi mymac
You can check booking.com and on the left you can put in your filters, cross-pollinate.com is another site to look up apartments. Look at what the amenities are, what they have in apartments, where they are located and what floor the are on and if an elevator/lift, how many bedrooms/bathrooms/ what type of bed, twin/double, washer/dryer, a/c if needed, terrace/balcony If they have a security cash deposit due on arrival, read reviews. What is your budget in euros? Happy travels
aloha princess pupule

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We just returned from Spain and stayed in an apartment in Barcelona in the Eixample area. From Habitat Apartments. The location was great only a few blocks from the Metro. The apartment was on the third floor and there was an elevator that you could take. Very quiet apartment and centrally located. It was on a central street and not down an alley.