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Upon entering the Prinicipal apartment and instantly you're struck by its subtle opulence and style. Feel yourself relax as you take in the color scheme of whites, beige and sunny brown hues. This upscale 160m2 /1720 sq. feet apartment suite with two bedrooms and three bathrooms and a gorgeous private terrace, runs the entire depth on the 1st floor (no ground floor) of our stately art deco building near Plaça Catalunya.
It offers deluxe features such as the freestanding Agape Spoon tub and a Chesterfield in the splendid master bedroom, and a combination of rain showers and hand showers in all bathrooms.The bedrooms have soundproof French balcony doors, so you can shut the sounds of city life out for a good night’s rest.
The fabulous high-end kitchen, the hub of the home, connects to the spacious living area, which in turn accesses the 50 sq meter (538 sq feet) private, lush green courtyard with a lounge area and a big dining table. The apartment’s space, style and luxury will make your stay in Barcelona absolutely memorable.
The Principal apartment is located right at the edge of the elegant Eixample district and the mazy Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city. Gaudí's architecture, high-fashion shopping, the great Boqueria market and trendy galleries are all just steps away from your apartment.
+ A spacious living / dining room with access to an interior private terrace
+ A large bedroom suite with a high quality kingsize Swissflex bed, a French balcony, a baywindow with great city views, a free-standing Agape Spoon tub and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower plus a hand shower, a toilet and double vanity sinks. Soft (goose down) and firm (anti allergen) pillows. Black out curtains.
+ Another bedroom with either a kingsize bed or 2 twin Swissflex bed(s), a French balcony and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower, a toilet and a washbasin. Soft (goose down) and firm (anti allergen) pillows. Black out curtains.
+ Two twin foldaway beds for a possible 5th and 6th person.
+ A kitchen with high quality appliances: a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave/oven, 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 3rd bathroom with a rain shower plus a hand shower, a toilet and a washbasin
+ Crispy linen and fluffy towels
+ Two hair dryers
+ A 32" screen satellite TV, a CD/DVD player + a collection of DVD's and CD's
+ A laundry room with a washing machine, a dryer and an iron and board
+ Air conditioning and heating system
+ WIFI / ADSL internet connection feee of charge
+ A phone line from which you can make local calls and receive calls worldwide
+ Two safes to guard your valuables
+ The building has an elevator and a doorman
Staying in the Principal apartment means getting the best of both worlds. Just a few steps up, you're in the classy Eixample district. Venture east and instantly you're surrounded by history in the Gothic quarter, or Barri Gòtic.
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.