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Modernity meets classical to exciting effect with the warm and welcoming tones of the Walden apartment. Greys, olive and beige hues with bold white accents, combine wonderfully with the exposed brick walls.
Classical furnishings contrast nicely with contemporary pieces. The French windows, the bay window and the sliding doors that separate it from the living room are all original and have been restored with careful consideration.
Each bedroom has an extra layer of soundproof doors, so you can shut the sounds of city life out for a good night’s rest.
The half open kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances and cooking utensils you might need during your stay.
This 85m2 / 915 sq feet, two bedroom / one bathroom apartment, located on the 3rd floor, overlooks the street from it's bay window towards Plaça Catalunya on one side and Placa Universitat on the other side. You're just steps away from Gaudí's architecture in the chic Eixample district and the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city, where trendy shops blend in with ancient history.
Registration nº: HUTB-001267 in Catalonia's Tourism Register
+ A living room with a baywindow with city views
+ A bedroom with either a 4 poster kingsize Swissflex bed, a French balcony. Soft (goose down) and firm (anti allergen) pillows
+ Another bedroom with either kingsize bed or 2 twin Swissflex bed(s), a French balcony. Soft (goose down) and firm (anti allergen) pillows
+ A dining area next to the open kitchen
+ A kitchen with high quality appliances: a fridge, 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 bathroom with a shower, 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 laundry room with a washing machine, a dryer and an iron and board
+ Airconditioning 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
Staying in the Walden 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.