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The colourful and eclectic area near La Boqueria market is one of our favourite areas, and “Junta de Comerc” is one of our favourite apartments – not least because of its access to a gorgeous rooftop terrace shared with a sister apartment above. It’s the perfect place to soak up the Barcelona sun with friends, sharing sangria and looking out at the city stretching out below and the mountains in the distance. Recently renovated and modernised, we’ve also worked hard to maintain its original Spanish charm – a huge, light-filled, living area combines comfortable furnishings with exposed brickwork, wrought-iron balcony and wood-beamed ceilings.
Each of the 4 bedrooms are individually lockable, and the building itself has an extra hallway entrance gate for an added layer of security. There is one large en suite bedroom, with a private mini-terrace which opens out onto scenic rooftop views. One very large modern bathrooms services the other three bedrooms, and the apartment has a separate laundry. The brand new spacious kitchen is a great place to cook and chat together with your housemates.
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