so, who are we?
This whole adventure started a few years back out of pure necessity. Kelly, being a Spanish-born, Korean-American but rooted in Barcelona for the past 17 years wasn't able to find a decent long-term accommodation for all her visiting family and friends.
Thus, Salvador and Kelly, owners, decided to remodel one of their apartments in the gothic quarters. It started with one and continued with the rest of the building, a unique 12th century antique convent. Following the huge success of their first building they looked a bit north to one of the most upcoming neighborhoods in Barcelona, Poblenou.
'The Clock House' opened in June 2012, centrally located in one of Barcelona's most rapidly evolving neighborhoods. Proud of its industrial past, Poblenou has a very strong and unique personality.
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'This whole adventure started a few years back out of pure necessity'
About our lofts in Poblenou District
'The Clockhouse' was built in 1945, by the architect Josep Alemany i Juvè. It was the administrative building of a manufacturing colony that extended throughout the center of Poblenou up to Las Ramblas de Poblenou. This unique building of 5 floors housed the lunchroom and the school for the factory worker's kids – the rest of the floors were the living quarters of the chemist, accountant, driver, housekeeper and etc... of the factory. This building was kept running until 1985, when the factory closed down and demolition began throughout Poblenou. Due to its unique history and the clock on its façade, the building was included in Barcelona's Catalogue of Historical/Artistic Heritage Sites. Considered part of Poblenou's rich industrial past, this building has been remodeled and constructed according to its eminent heritage and tradition. Details, such as its original lift/elevator with its original buttons, have not been replaced but restored to its glory. For all the lofts, original paintings by Xano Armenter and original black and white photography provided by Professional LART hang on the original brick walls. Custom and vintage pieces were carefully placed in each loft. Every piece was meticulously chosen making each loft unique
About the building we have to point out the symmetrical façade art-deco style, dominating in the center a skylight made out of glass blocks running vertically down the whole building. And lets not forget the famous decorative clock that, although not initially in the original project has become the element that distinguishes this unique building.
About our flats in the Gothic District
Treat yourself to spacious, quiet, luxurious accommodations in a splendid 12th century convent in the heart of Barcelona. We invite you to stay in our one of a kind apartments and make yourself at home in this historic Barcelona residence. Steps away from the Cathedral and Plaza Catalunya, you can experience the hustle and bustle of the City and have a peaceful and quiet place to rest in the evening.
All the apartments have been carefully decorated and with all the modern comforts available. Flat screen HDTV televisions, iphone/ipod dock with radio and alarm clock, Wi-Fi, hair dryers, and iron and iron-board. Quiet and sunny, with great vistas of the Cathedral and the Lieutenant's Palace. Santa Clara apartments offer its guests an unforgettable experience of luxurious accommodation and personal care in the heart of Barcelona at reasonable cost.