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LA POBLA DE CLARAMUNT, Spain

Our home and neighborhood environment

Our home and neighborhood environment

Montserrat Mountains

Montserrat Mountains

Dormitorio

Dormitorio

Sitges

Sitges

Castle of Claramunt

Castle of Claramunt

Platja del Far (Vilanova Geltrú)

Platja del Far (Vilanova Geltrú)

Montserrat, monastery

Montserrat, monastery

Our home and neighborhood environment Montserrat Mountains Dormitorio Sitges Castle of Claramunt Platja del Far (Vilanova Geltrú) Montserrat, monastery
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La Pobla de Claramunt (BARCELONA), Spain

Would you like to visit our region, two or three weeks in July and August 2018?

Dear family,
Our house is separeted in fourth floors, the first where is placed the garage  and the entrance, the second whit a dinning-room, living-room whit TV-video, one kitchen whit fireplace, one toilet and a bedroom. In the second floor there are three bedrooms, one of them is double, one toilet, and a bedroom whit a washing machine. In the fourth floor we have a terrace of about 50 square meters, where the sun can be taken. The interior of this plant is equipped with conditioned air, washbasin, a room com double bed and a living room. The house is well equipated and it's comfortable.

We have three children, one of 21 years, and another 18 years old, and Bruna 13 years old. It is not safe for older children to travel with us in the summer if they have plans.
 
We live in La Pobla de Claramunt (BARCELONA), in a house placed in the old part of the village and very quiet. The village has a castle of the IXth centuy, recently restored. At 35-40 minutes by car you can visit the city of Barcelona.
The public transport is well developed and makes easy to get around. The train staion is at 5 minutes on foot from the house, to go Barcelona or Igualada, and another places. There's also a bus service to get around.

Only 7 kilometers away is the town of Igualada 40,000. It has a beautiful old town and many nice restaurants at a reasonable price. A city where shopping and enjoy its cultural resources: Museum of the skin, theaters, tapas bars and many summer activities. The nearest beach is the town of Vilanova i la Geltrú, only a 35/40 minute drive from home. Also at the same distance the coastal town of Sitges with its beaches and the interesting museum romantic of Cau Ferrat, be nominated for the European Museum of the Year in 2016.

Why Barcelona? Because of its climate, its history, its people, its art and architecture, its design, its outdoor cafes, its shops, and its business centers... Barcelona has become one of the world's principal destinations, both for pleasure and business trips.
A dynamic city, in constant evolution without losing its own essence, is waiting for you with open arms. Barcelona offers a perfect combination of the sophistication of a European city and the charm of the Mediterranean tradition and character.
You will walk to the best cultural, architecture and shopping offer of the city, as Rambla Cataluña, Paseo de Gracia, Las Ramblas, Catalonia Square, Portal del Angel, Gothic Quarter, Macba Museum, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Mercado de la Boqueria, Picasso museum... Our family will be very happy to recommend you some monuments and the main attractions to do in the city and sorroundings.

To the west of La Pobla de Claramunt you will find Lleida and its province: the fruit producing area of Catalonia which is also famed for its olive oil and Romanesque church trail. To the north, we find Girona with its important Jewish Quarter, El Call, refurbished just a few years ago, and Figueres, home of the Museu Dalí, Spain's second most visited museum.
Thirty kilometres outside La Pobla de Claramunt lies Montserrat, a series of peculiarly shaped rocky ridges, and the site of the monastery where people come to worship the Virgin of Montserrat. Not far away is the Penedès, a wine producing region of long standing, where cava (champagne), the sparkling wine which is drunk around the world, is produced.

To the south you find Tarragona, the main city in the south of Catalonia which was the main bastion of the Roman Empire on the Iberian Peninsula. Among its countless attractions we highlight the Archaeological Promenade, which is a must-see. You mustn't miss the monastery trail, which includes Poblet, Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges: clear exponents of the architecture which marked the transition from Romanesque to Gothic architecture.

On the northern Catalan coast you come to the Costa Brava, with its endless succession of beaches, coves and cliffs, where bizarrely shaped pines grow right by the water's edge. Nearby, you can visit Empúries, with its impressive ruins which bear witness to the Greeks and Romans who lived there before the time of Christ. To the south, 35 kilometres from Barcelona, stands Sitges, a gleaming, white town with its own distinct personality, famous for its lively carnival and bohemian atmosphere. It constitutes a magnificent start to the beaches of fine sand which are characteristic of the Costa Daurada.

The Pyrenees deserve a separate chapter of their own. This ridge forms the natural border between France and Andorra, and has a range of beautiful landscapes if they like hiking, climbing or participating in adventure sports. Among them are the Vall de Nuria (1.5 hours), accessible only by rack railway, which has all kinds of services and infrastructure. The National Park of Aigüestortes and the Romanesque churches route.

We will give you more information if we reach agreement. The Pobla de Claramunt is located in the line of Railroad Barcelona, that finalizes in the town of Igualada.

I vill be placed to send you more information about Barcelona ant the surroundings, as well as some photographies of the house If your interesting in exchanging homes, please send me a e-mail.

Best regards,
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 16 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Cultural manager - Antropologo social
  • Social worker

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Irlanda
  • England, UK
  • Iceland
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Austria
  • Switzerland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Barcelona - El Prat - 60 km

  • shopping Igualada (Carrefour) (7.0 km)
  • forest Mollos i Llobreia (2.2 km)
  • beach Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrú (44.3 km)
  • mountains Montserrat (24.9 km)

 We live in La Pobla de Claramunt (BARCELONA), in a house placed in the old part of the village and very quiet. The village has a castle of the IXth centuy. At 40 minutes by car you can visit the city of Barcelona.
The public transport is well developed and makes easy to get around. The train staion is at 5 minutes on foot from the house, to go Barcelona or Igualada, and another places. There's also a bus service to get around.
I vill be placed to send you more information about Barcelona ant the surroundings, as well as some photographies of the house If your interesting in exchanging homes, please send me a e-mail. We preferred the contact in writing because we dominated little the English.

Occupation

  • Cultural manager - Antropologo social
  • Social worker

Children

  • Boy - Age: 24
  • Boy - Age: 21
  • Girl - Age: 16

Pets

  • small water turtle

About Our Family

We are a family of five who love to travel i know new cultures. Fina is responsible for the education department of a town hall. Josep works in risponsible in the department of culture of a town hall. My childrens, Mateu studied audiovisual design and Biel conducts an Erasmus program during 2018. The smallest, Bruna studies high school.We love nature, mountain excursions and learn different customs and places of cultural interest

Lifestyle

We like hiking mountain bike i walk down the mountain. We would also like cultural tours: museums, art exhibitions. We also love good cinema theater and opera.

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