Ref 21131BD
  • €1,195,000
  • Penthouse for sale

Penthouse flat for sale in El Born, Barcelona

  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 5
  • Built size 265m2
  • Terrace 65m2

A spectacular penthouse with large terrace of 65m2 in el Born for those looking for a unique piece, with an authentic touch of history.

This impressive property in a historic listed building, rehabilitated from 1700, has been completely restored and recovered for the historical catalogue of the city. Some original and iconic features of Catalan architecture, such as wooden beams, ceiling tiles and stone walls, have been preserved and improved in this 200m2 penthouse with 65m2 of its own terrace, adding character and enormous warmth.

Located in the heart of the Born district, the place where all the people from Barcelona would like to live, in its best and most valued part, and just 50 meters from Santa María del Mar.

As soon as you enter, you are captivated by the elegant historical atmosphere of this special property. The impressive ceilings bulging with wooden logs, oak floors and exposed stone walls set the tone and praise an atmosphere that allows us to highlight this property that makes us travel to the Pyrenees, as if we were outside the centre of Barcelona. 24 soundproofed wooden windows has this formidable attic.

The 1700 building, historic and catalogued, was comprehensively restored in 2010. The 3 facades, patios, structure, floors, ceilings, facilities, elevator, staircase, entrance... absolutely everything There are only 6 neighbours on the staircase and the use of the elevator is only for 3, including this fantastic penthouse. The property is on the top floor of the building.

A very large and well located living room with a fireplace and under the impressive roof, for stylish entertainment. The kitchen is adjacent and allows for an easy one. It receives a lot of light from the outside through its windows that overlook a completely renovated interior patio.

The house has 4 bedrooms with private bathroom. Apart from these 4 rooms, within the same property, but with independent access from the staircase of neighbours, there are two complete duplex studios that are rented for months for € 900 and € 800. The rent can be kept as a great investment, or you can just stop renting and use the space.

One of the studios has 30m2, 2hab, bathroom and kitchen. The other studio has 25m2, 1hab, bathroom and kitchen.

The studies were made completely new 1 year ago.

Distributed throughout the property, there are hot/cold air conditioners. When the integral reform was made, ceilings and walls were isolated from all over the floor.

The penthouse has a terrace of 65m2 of use and exclusive access, very difficult to find in the Born neighbourhood.

It also has 16 solar panels of its own that cover half of the electricity bill.

It is worth saying that the location is in the best area of born The quiet Born, which invites you to walk, and in which you can sleep and rest without any problem.



During the past years, many citizens from Barcelona have started enjoying el Born, one of the most special places in Barcelona. El Born is the Catalan name for the street enclosure dedicated to the medieval jousts between knights during the beloved tournaments, the traditional celebrations across Europe in the middle ages. Passeig del Born was the venue for this popular jousting and combats celebrated in Barcelona.

From the 13th to the 18th century, the same boulevard was the square where religious festivities such as carnivals and commercial events such as fairs were being held. It also witnessed the darkest episodes of history such as the executions of the Spanish inquisition. Later on, the close location to the sea and the main commercial routes of the city, as well as one of the principal water supplies, the whole area was of high economic activity and value.

In the district of La Ribera, Sant Pere i Santa Caterina, located between the gothic cathedral of Santa María del Mar and El Born Market –which is today one of the city’s most impressive memorial centers– the Passeig del Born is today frequented by pedestrians and has popularized the surrounding areas, to an extend that the whole district itself is now known as El Born. The neighbourhood is located downtown in Barcelona’s historical center between Via Laietana and Arc de Triomf

Some monuments are worth the visit, like the above mentioned Cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, but also the Art Nouveau Unesco World Heritage concert hall, the Palau de la Música, which is like the door to the northern area of the quarter, and the spectacular Picasso Museum, set in an ensemble of five palaces from between the 13th and 15th centuries, squeezed between the narrow streets of this commercial area.

Nonetheless, the area itself is already a museum, the squares and corners of el Born are a combination of visitors and neighbors enjoy the details within an exquisit array of boutiques, restaurants and galleries.

El Born seems sometimes to reflect a personality that doesn’t distinguish between old and new.

Classical businesses have been outnumbered by restaurants and vintage shops. The galleries merge antiquities and modern abstract art while neighbours meet each other in the facilities of some social institutions and associations.

Within the muddle of old and new streets, after many restorations, you can find some recent constructions that fit perfectly in the area’s charismatic architecture, the marriage between old and new has taken place again in Barcelona. Old facades in new buildings, one of the things that fascinates me the most.


  • Air conditioning
  • Lift
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Phone line
  • Electricity
  • Furnished
  • Patio
  • Terrace

[Approximate location only shown on map at owner's request — further details available on enquiry]

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Ref 21131BD
  • €1,195,000
  • Penthouse for sale

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