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El Raval – the buzzing, rejuvenated centre for modern design, independent cafes, dive bars and contemporary art – is the setting for this perfectly-placed 2 bedroom apartment. Just moments from world famous Las Ramblas and the Boqueria market, you will have everything from green spaces to craft beer and culture at your fingertips.
As part of this newly modernised building with a large shared rooftop terrace, you can enjoy comfortable, modern apartment living as well as the benefit of like-minded neighbours, ready to enjoy everything Barcelona has to offer.
This newly renovated 2-bed apartment has been comfortably furnished and stylishly decorated – with a touch of Spanish charm in the wood-beamed ceilings and cosy private wrought-iron balcony overlooking the street from Bedroom 1. The two street-facing bedrooms are airy and light-filled, and share a clean, modern separate bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with all modern utilities, and a separate laundry tucks away behind the open-plan living space.
Following a successful urban revitalisation of the area, the area around La Boqueria Market is now one of the most fashionable areas in town. Artists, designers, musicians, and young professionals have flocked, and within walking distance of the apartment you’ll find some of the city’s best bars, newest restaurants and finest contemporary culture, set against a backdrop of historic architecture and winding narrow streets.
The nearby imposing white, glass-fronted MACBA modern art museum houses a brilliant mixed collection of well-known names, including famed Spanish artists Dali, Picasso and Velazquez, and exciting temporary exhibitions from emerging artists. Skateboarders outside use the gleaming open square to practice their tricks from dawn to dusk, whilst the surrounding streets pack in contemporary design stores, fashion boutiques and cosy corner cafes. If it is bohemian charm mixed with vibrant modern style you’re after, La Boqueria is the place to be.
EAT: Caravelle (c/ Pinto Fortuny, 31) – With arguably the best eggs in town, head here if you’re craving a brunch that packs a punch with a side of quality barista-made coffee. Its market-sourced, seasonal menu is packed full of offerings such as Moroccan-style baked eggs, corn fritters with avocado and pesto or creamy French Toast, served up in a modern style setting.
SHOP: Nuovum (c/ Pinto Fortuny 30) – Wander across the road after brunch and check out this design concept store – a hub for upcoming designers to show off unique and original wares. No standard-issue tourist tat here.
DO: Institut d’Estudis Catalans (Career del Carme) – Housing the present day Institute for Catalan Studies, this historic building and hidden courtyard is a cool, calm oasis offering a respite from the busy city just beyond its stone archways. With mosaic tiled walls, bubbling fountains and a courtyard café – this is the perfect place to chill with friends, grab a morning coffee or just get away from it all.
Nearest tube(s): Liceu