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Modern design, independent cafes, dive bars and contemporary art collide into one in the exciting, busy streets of El Raval. Minutes walk away from world famous Las Ramblas and the Boqueria market, this luxury one-bed apartment sits right in the middle of this rejuvenated neighbourhood full of cobbled streets and green spaces, craft beer and culture.
In a newly refurbished building with a stunning shared roof terrace, you can enjoy the privacy and comfort of modern apartment living as well as a busy social life with like-minded neighbours and the wealth of bars, restaurants and shops on your doorstep.
The apartment itself is newly modernised, with consideration to maintaining original Spanish charm. This 1-bedroom flat is spacious and bright, with a central living/kitchen area comfortably furnished with contemporary furniture, including a fold-down sofa perfect for when family and friends come to visit. A generous sized bathroom is modern and clean. The king-sized bedroom with private balcony is located at the back of the building, offering a quiet oasis from the busy streets. A study alcove provides yet more space to live and work comfortably.
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, airy cantina-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