Attic apartment with roof top views of Barcelona. This apartment, located 50mtrs from the famous Palau de la Musica (Music palace), is on the top floor of a nice modernistic Barcelona building (Finca Regia) on Calle Bruc.
The apartment is ideally located in the fruntier of Barcelona´s Eixample district, the central modernist architecture area for which Barcelona is so famous, with the Gotic area, the most exiting and interesting part of the city. Gotic is the name for the old quarter of Barcelona, within walking distance to some of the most interesting sights and places such as Las Ramblas, the MACBA
Contemporary Museum, the Cathedral and Portal del Angel, one of the main shopping streets. The apartment can be easily reached by metro and train, the airport bus from Barcelona´s main airport leaves you at Plaza Catalunya and it´s only a few minutes walk from there.
From Plaza Catalunya there is also the possibility to catch trains to other towns such as Sitges and the Costa Brava.
It´s a warm, bright apartment on the fourth floor and receives a lot of natural light. It comes equipped with air conditioning / heating, TV, DVD, stereo, oven, microwave, iron, toaster, coffee machine, washing machine, baby cot (if you would need it, mention it). There is two double bed in two bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the living. So in the apartment can sleep up to six people but obiviously it´s more comfortable for four.
Surrounding the flat is a large terrace, although it can be access by any of the neighbours it´s normally left to this apartment and the owner has placed a table and chairs for clients use.
Every apartment is equipped with Bed linen and covers.
Location: Eixample-Gotic Quarter
The word L´Eixample literally means ´widen out´ and it was the name given to the urban development of this part of Barcelona. Construction was started in the early 20th Century following a project plan designed by Ildefonso Cerdà. By the time they had finished the Clinic Hospital on the left hand side of the Exiample, the rest of the area surrounding the hospital was still farmland.
All the streets cross in the rectangular style, which is quite unusual for European town planning.
The buildings, nearly all of which have been reformed, are from the early 20th Century and you will notice the variety in the decorated façades of the buildings as you walk through this area of Barcelona.
The most important building in this area is Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family), Antonio Gaudi´s unfinished masterpiece which is also one of the most famoust buildings of Barcelona. This unique church of Barcelona is visited by thousands of tourists each year and due to its prestige has become a somewhat symbolic monument of Barcelona.
Other places of interest you may like to visit are La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, two other of Gaudi´s works on Passeig de Gracia. Also of interest is the Hospital de Sant Pau and the Casa de les Punxes.
The right hand side of L´Eixample is one of the safest areas in Barcelona and at the same time has many different restaurants, bars and discos to enjoy. A large number of these are to be found on Avda Gaudi, where you can eat in one of the many restaurants or just sit out on the avenue and enjoy the local tapas.
There are different atmospheres to be found in this district of Barcelona, from the more traditional Catalan to the young and arty. To the south of this district the Eixample meets with Plaza Catalunya and the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.
The Gothic Quarter is one of the oldest and most interesting areas in Barcelona. First of all because of Las Ramblas, the very famous 2-kilometer long boulevard that runs from Plaça de Catalunya, the very heart of Barcelona, to Barcelona´s port, showing what is perhaps the essence of Barcelona. Sights to see on this wonderful boulevard are: Mercado de La Boquería, Academia de Sciencias, gothic-baroque church de Betlem, Palacio de Moya, and the Casa Bruno Cuadros. Furthermore, the Gothic Quarter is known for its many ruins of old fortifications, which still remain from the time the Romans ruled.
The area is visited by thousands of tourists every year and is the trendiest place to live. With its winding streets it is easy to get lost, but the many tapas bars and little cafes make the journey most enjoyable. In the streets Carrer de Ferran and Carrer Jaume I as well as in all the narrow streets in the upper part of the Gothic Quarter, you can find all kinds of interesting and trendy shops and you can airily discover the area.
The streets situated in the lower part of the quarter are gloomier, but there still are a lot of nice restaurants and bars, which are worth a visit. Interesting places to see in this area include: Plaça del Rei, Plaça Reial and, of course, the Gothic Cathedral.