Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
The Apartment is located on a typical Gracia's building. A wonderful and bright apartment with 24 hour free wifi connection if you bring your laptop. The absolute best location possible. You cannot be more centrally located.
As you enter you immediately notice the space of this very stylish apartment. The sleeping area has three double rooms: one with a Queen size bed, and two with single beds and wardrobe space.
In the kitchen you will find an oven, burners, toaster, coffee makers, microwave, fridge, washing machine etc.
The living area is very comfortable and cosy and naturally fully furnished with sofas, satellite TV, DVD, dining table and ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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Beautiful Apt at Gracia, 4 min. PASSEIG DE GRACIA Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Additional Location Information
The neighbourhood of Gracia is just one stop up from the top of Passeig de Gracia but it feels like a whole different world. Gracia was an independent town until the late 19th century and even now the community is small and tight. The people are exceedingly proud of their roots, they don’t say they come from Barcelona, they say Gracia.
The area is popular with artists and a generally bohemian crowd, it also has a high ethnic population and the highest concentration of foreign restaurants in Barcelona. Plaça de Sol is the most renowned area of the neighbourhood, it’s lined with terrace cafes and at night this is where the people convene to drink and be merry. However despite the trendy nature of Gracia it is also a very traditional barrio with a large elderly population which makes for an amusing and odd mix - and very entertaining people-watching!
Gracia is also well-known for it’s festival which is held for 5 days in August and sees the locals competing in street decoration (they take it very seriously!). The results are usually spectacular, and at night the festival comes alive with drinks stalls and stages of live music of every variety.
Fontana and Diagonal are the metro stops, and from there you can get into the centre of the city, Paseo de Gracia in less than 5 minutes and Plaza Catalunya in less than 10 minutes. Also near the metro stop is a cinema that plays films in their original language (version original).
Gracia is totally self-sufficient. That is to say you could stay in Gracia and never have to leave, there are good amenities of every sort, great bars, cosy cafes, a real Mediterranean lifestyle. Whilst everything like the buildings, streets and placas are in much smaller scale than those in the centre of town there is some striking art nouveau architecture to be seen.
The area is quite safe and away from the main squares where people drink outside until the early hours it is also quiet.
The area is perfect for those who want something a little bit different, those who perhaps have been to Barcelona before and want a different tourist experience. Although really because central Barcelona is so easily accessible from Gracia it is suitable for everyone.
One of the best features of Gracia is that there are not so many tourists so you feel like you’ve discovered something a bit new and diverse. Shopping is also good in Gracia, where new, arty boutiques stand next to traditional Spanish stores.
The supermarket is located just a minute away from the apartment. Just minutes from Plaza Catalunya and therefore a five minute walk to the famous Paseo de Gracia, where you can visit the Casa Batlló (Gaudí), and the best shops in town. The Location could not be bettered.
It have great communications by public transport with all the interesting tourist points of the city. If you want to go by metro (nearest metro station is 200 meters away) you can get Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas in five minutes and any other tourist area in less than 10 minutes.
I shall be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding your stay in this lovely city and happy to welcome you to this apartment.
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Car is not necessary