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Secluded, romantic retreat. This small, yet perfectly formed 45m2 / 495 sq feet, one bedroom / one bathroom penthouse with a wall to wall sliding glass doors that lead onto the spacious private deck terrace, lending an effortlessly laidback feel to the space. With its lounge cushions and outdoor shower, this 'outdoor living room' is the ideal place to start the day with a freshly squeezed juice in the Mediterranean sunshine, or to indulge a glass of cava after a long day in the city.
The terrace is protected from winds by high walls, making it possible to soak up the Mediterranean sun on the lounge beds all year round. Enjoy your morning cup of tea/coffee at the breakfast bar in the luxurious and bright open plan kitchen.
Six flights away from the street bustle on the highest floor of the building, the intimate bedroom with the en-suite bathroom with an extra large bath tub and a rain shower, assures a good night's rest.
The apartment is centrally located just a stone's throw away from the bustling La Rambla and the MACBA and CCCB museum. Bordering laid-back Raval and Barrio Gotico to the west and the elegant Eixample district to the North means that there is a wealth of quality restaurants and bars near your doorstep.
+ A bright living room facing the terrace. Sliding windows open onto the large private terrace.
+ A bedroom with a Swissflex kingsize bed. Soft (goose down) and firm (anti allergen) pillows
+ A spacious and sunny private terrace with wooden decking, outdoor easy chairs, a lounge area and an outdoor shower
+ A kitchen with high quality appliances: a fridge, dishwasher, microwave/oven combination, induction hob, toaster, coffeemaker, juicer, blender and cooking utensils.
+ The apartment is stocked with herbs, spices, oil, vinegar, coffee, tea, sugar, toilet paper and shower gel
+ A luxury bathroom with a large tub / shower combination, a toilet, and a washbasin
+ Crispy linen and fluffy towels
+ A hair dryer
+ A 32” screen satellite TV, a CD/DVD player + a collection of DVD’s and CD’s
+ A washing machine/dryer combination, an iron and board
+ Air-conditioning and heating system
+ WiFi/ADSL internet connection free of charge
+ A phone line from which you can make local calls and receive calls worldwide
+ A safe to guard your valuables
+ The building has an elevator and a doorman
The Naoko penthouse apartment is situated just by the popular and vibrant areas of Eixample, Gothic, Raval and Ramblas.
Turn left from the building and you will find yourself at Plaça Catalunya, a central point in the city and excellent for transportation.
Just a minute's walk west from the apartment is the Passeig de Gracia, the central avenue of the Eixample district. Fitting with the grandeur of the buildings and the majestic fountain in the middle, this street hosts some of the most exclusive shops in the city such as Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Loewe, beautifully juxtaposed amongst some of Gaudi’s architectural gems.
Turning right from your front door, you’ll find the lively Placa Universitat with the University of Barcelona, designed by the architect Elies Rogent in a style based on Catalan Romanesque.
Behind the university you’ll find Gayxample, the gay district set in the elegant Eixample area, where you can find nightclubs, shops, bars and restaurants lilt the streets, perfect for those seeking an eclectic crowd.
A stroll down of the apartment brings you to the Barri Gòtic, the oldest part of the city, famous among others for its many cathedrals. The area, which dates back to medieval times, oozes character and charm. In the narrow, winding streets you come across many boutiques and trendy bars. Central to the area is Las Ramblas, the connected series of streets famous for its street artists and flower stalls and if you walk down La Rambla, you pass La Boqueria, by far the city's best indoor food market. Definitely worth a visit.
Also down from the apartment is el Raval, an up and coming area where you will find not only the MACBA museum for contemporary art but also many galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars. And, just to get you in the mood: if you walk from your apartment to the MACBA museum you come across Plaça Vicenç Martorell, a square with some great bars for breakfast and lunch.
Another interesting district next door is the Sant Antoni part of Eixample where you will find the less tourist Mercat de Sant Antoni food market. This area has recently reinvented itself as the place to go for excellent restaurants.
As locals we regularly eat out in the city, so we thought we'd share our list of bars, cafes and restaurants. We have visited them all! Download list.