Jump into Barcelona!

What's on your must-do list of activities during your stay in Barcelona?
  • tour nearby wineries
  • hit the tapas hot spots
  • head to Montserrat to hear the boys choir
  • travel to the Dali Museum
  • go sailing/fishing in the Mediterranean
  • enjoy a concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana
  • take a walking tour of the Old Town
  • visit the Picasso Museum
Now you can book any of these - plus many more - before you even pack your bags, kick-starting your Barcelona vacation from the moment you arrive.

Thanks to a new partnership with VisitBarcelonaTickets (part of Barcelona Turisme), guests of Bailèn 41 can search for and book tickets on-line for a range of activities: Gaudí & modernism, sea & beaches, concerts & shows, food & wine tourism, sports & nature, culture, and more. Check out the offerings (many with special discounts) and make your selections. And message us if you have any questions.

The best of both worlds


The modern elevator at Bailèn 41 is just perfect for wrangling luggage, groceries, and other bulky or heavy items. 

But for just plain simple coming and going, most of our guests prefer to take the marble stairs with the porcupine balustrade and the modernist-patterned walls.

Wouldn't you?









The new bigger, badder bathroom!

We're proud to show off the completely brand-spanking new and considerably expanded bathroom at Bailèn 41!

Our great team of Barcelona bath building professionals relocated (i.e., tore down and then rebuilt) the wall separating the bathroom from the luggage storage room, removed all existing wall and floor tile as well as all the bathroom fixtures and accessories, and reworked the plumbing and electricity.

Notable new features include a double sink set-up with four ample self-closing drawers, a great big walk-in shower with a three-function shower head, plenty of space to move around, new controllable lighting, and an overall fantastic feel. As a recent guest remarked, "The best place in Barcelona just got better!"

We always agree with our guests!


The latest addition to our walking tours: the Plaça del Rei

Right in the heart of Barcelona's old town adjacent to the cathedral is a unique spot that encompasses more than 17 centuries of civilization in Barcelona, from the Romans through the Visigoths to medieval times and the Renaissance! And, of course, it's a nice walk from Bailèn 41, your vacation home in Barcelona.

Check out the details on our latest walking tour to the Plaça del Rei.

Will walk for food!

Where to eat in Barcelona - that's always something on everyone's mind! The official Bailèn 41 guidebook (available in the apartment) offers several suggestions for munching through the surrounding neighborhood, but plenty more great cuisine is available throughout the city.

And thanks to some recent guests from California - who offered to share their culinary experiences, complete with notes and photos - here are some excellent suggestions for eating on the "other" side of l'Eixample. All three restaurants are about a 20-25 minute walk from Bailèn 41, just enough to work up a healthy appetite. (Of course, you can always take a short and inexpensive cab ride.)

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#1. La Palmera, Carrer Enric Granados 57 (tel: 93 453 23 38)

* small charming restaurant; friendly, helpful staff
* excellent tapas tasting menu at a really reasonable price plus an a la carte menu

* features a number of foie gras dishes (looked delicious!)







#2. Mauri / 1929 Barcelona, Rambla de Catalunya 102 (tel: 93 215 10 20)

* pastries and candies of all sorts
* tea salon with excellent tea sandwiches and generous "gintonics" (as the Spaniards call them).



#3. La Pastisseria Barcelona, Carrer d'Aragó 228 (tel: 93 451 84 01)

* works of art pastries that are absolutely delicious





Conveniently located right near everything wonderful

But don't just take our word for it! Read what our guests have to say:

"Set in a beautiful and completely walkable neighborhood of modernista buildings on tree-lined avenues, Bailen 41 is a comfortable stroll to nearly everything we wanted to see or do in Barcelona and a delightfully quiet and comfortable place to relax between outings."

"Ideal accommodation in perfect location."

"The location is exceptional, in walking distance to many of the modernist sites, and close to three subway or local train stations, to easily access sights further away."

"The location is fantastic; very convenient with great restaurants, shops, etc., nearby yet not touristy at all."

"The location is perfect for either walking or taking public transportation to the city’s many attractions with groceries, markets and restaurants nearby."

"Fantastic location - walking distance to everything, easy access to subway/bus as needed, yet removed from the hustle so it's very quiet."

"Walking distance to all the highlights and yet private enough for us to enjoy the end of the day with the locals....we loved eating at the local cafes (just outside our door) and feeling like locals not tourists."

"The location is great. Very close to the metro and walking distance to Barcelona's must-see sights and shopping areas. Many choices for dining, bakeries, and groceries are near-by."

"I can't imagine a better location for a Barcelona visit."

"The apartment is in a wonderful neighborhood and is centrally located. We walked almost everywhere to the museums, concerts, the Sagrada Familia and all over Barcelona. There are plenty of wonderful shops, restaurants and a great local market about 5 blocks away which sells fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, bread and pastries."

"The location is excellent, walking distance to Plaza Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia, Barrio Gotico, Picasso Museum, Las Ramblas, etc., and accessible by nearby metro to all other major sights."

"A perfect place in a perfect location; expectations exceeded!"

"The perfect location on a quiet street in l'Eixample - easy walk to Passeig de Gracia, el Born and Gotic areas, with, of course, beautiful architecture to take en route.

"Simply the best location in the heart of Barcelona."

"Hit the jackpot" with Bailèn 41

Bistro Menil Chef Greg Martin on what to see, do, and eat in Barcelona. His recommendation for where to stay? Barcelona Apartment for Rent, of course!


Where to stay

I think I hit the jackpot renting an apartment in the L’Example Dreta area from a former Texan now residing permanently in Barcelona  https://www.vrbo.com/607999.  The ideally located apartment was spacious and close to the Tetuan metro station even though we walked most of the time.  I would highly recommend her place as it was in an ideal area and the owner could not have been more thoughtful.  She had some much needed provisions upon our arrival and from A to Z, the apartment was very thoughtfully readied for visitor’s needs. . . .After several trips to Europe I know I prefer apartments as I can cook when the mood strikes and you get a better sense of how the locals live.  I like setting up a temporary home, going to local farmer’s markets and cooking breakfast or even dinner when I’m just to tired to go out after a long day of sightseeing. Read the chef's recommendations on where to eat and what to see here.

The Best Sight & Sound Combo in Barcelona

Barcelona's amazing modernista concert hall - Palau de la Música Catalana - is a must-see/must-hear for anyone coming to Barcelona.

Trip Advisor ranks it as #3 of "598 Things to Do in Barcelona", right behind the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo and right ahead of the Gothic Quarter.  (And all four of these activities, by the way, are easy walking distance from Bailèn 41.)

Daily guided tours of the building are offered, but if you really want the whole experience, buy a ticket for one of the Palau's world class musical performances and enjoy the amazing combination of sights and sounds. The Palau offers the gamut of musical tastes: classical, contemporary, jazz, gospel, children's programs, flamenco, and more.

The newly announced 2016-2017 program includes such gems as:

  • William Christie directing Les Arts Florissants in Händel's Messiah;
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting the English Baroque Soloists in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulissee in patria;
  • Pincas Zukerman performing Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms;
  • René Jacobs conducting the Freiburger Barockorchester in Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Mozart's Cosi fan tutte;
  • Gustavo Dudamel conducting all nine Beethoven symphonies in one week;
  • Sir András Schiff and Daniel Barenboim playing piano; and
  • Jordi Savall directing Le Concerts des Nations in Mozart's last 3 symphonies.

Bailèn 41, of course, offers our guests concierge service for Palau and other tickets. We're here to help!


More from our honored guests

Recent visitors from Australia just submitted a 5-star review headlined "ideal accommodation in perfect location."

Here's more:
"Thank you . . .  for allowing us to stay in your beautiful apartment. Even though our stay was a brief one, the communication we had prior to our arrival and departure was very prompt and most helpful. The apartment was as described and the location allowed for peaceful nights' rest after busy days exploring near and far in Barcelona. We made use of the metro to venture farther afield but most of the main attractions are within walking distance. The tips for eating and shopping locally were much appreciated and we took advantage of them. Bailen 41 is an excellent property in a great local location [with] a wonderful host. We would not hesitate staying their again and can recommend it highly."

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Bailèn 41: The Snowbirds' Report

Wonderful guests from Michigan kicked off 2016 with a three-month stay in Bailèn 41. Below are
Bailèn 41: Your vacation home in Barcelona
excerpts from their glowing report on their experiences (click here for the full review): 

"Barcelona is a snowbird’s delight and [Bailèn 41] is the best place to roost!" 
Bailèn 41 "has everything you need for a great stay in a great city . . . superbly located . . . within easy walking distance to many of the most iconic Barcelona destinations." 
"Barcelona [is] often called the best walking city in the world. I agree. There is so much to do and see, stay as long as you can. We never ran out of fun activities, even in 3 months. Winter is a great time to visit, far fewer tourists than in the summer months and the weather was fantastic for anything (even a few days warm enough for the beach)."
"[I]t just doesn’t get any better!"
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