VERY MODERN APARTAMENT IN THE CITY CENTER OF BARCELONA. VERY CLOSED TO PZA. CATALUNYA / PZA. UNIVERSIDAD / RONDA SANT ANTONIO.
METRO/BUS ESPECIALLY AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS VERY NEAR.
THERE IS A SUPERMARKET AND SHOPS/CAFES AROUND.
Architecture and design
The Eixample is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and square blocks with chamfered corners (named illes in Catalan, manzanas in Spanish). This was a visionary, pioneering design by Ildefons Cerdà, who considered traffic and transport along with sunlight and ventilation in coming up with his characteristic octagonal blocks, where the streets broaden at every intersection making for greater visibility, better ventilation and (today) some short-stay parking space. The grid pattern remains as a hallmark of Barcelona, but many of his other provisions were unfortunately ignored: the four sides of the blocks and the inner space were built instead of the planned two or three sides around a garden; the streets were narrower; only one of the two diagonal avenues was carried out; the inhabitants were of a higher class than the mixed composition dreamed of by Cerdà. The important needs of the inhabitants were incorporated into his plan, which called for markets, schools, hospitals every so many blocks. Today, most of the markets remain open in the spots they have been from the beginning.
Some parts of the Eixample were influenced by Modernista architects, chief among whom was Antoni Gaudí. His work in the Eixample includes the Casa Milà (nicknamed La Pedrera) and the Casa Batlló, both of which are on the wide Passeig de Gràcia, as well as the Sagrada Família. Other architects who made highly significant, and certainly more numerous, contributions to giving the Eixample its characteristic appearance include Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Josep Domènech i Estapà, Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas and perhaps above all Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia, responsible for a total of over 500 buildings in the city (not all of them in the Eixample).
The Casa Terrades, better known as Casa de les Punxes, is a spectacular building replete with Mediaeval allusions that stands at the junction of Av. Diagonal with Carrer Rosselló. It was built in 1903-5 by the Modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who used Nordic Gothic and Spanish Plateresque resources side by side, along with traditional Catalan motifs.
The Casa Batlló is part of a block called the Illa de la Discòrdia, along with two other notable Modernista works, Lluís Domènech i Montaner's Casa Lleó Morera and Josep Puig i Cadafalch's Casa Amatller. The block is so named due to the visual clash between the buildings; its Spanish name, Manzana de la Discordia, is also a pun on Eris's Apple of Discord - manzana means both "apple" and "city block".
The district is often divided for practical purposes in two: Esquerra de l'Eixample and Dreta de l'Eixample (left and right sides of Eixample, respectively). Traditionally and officially it is divided into five neighbourhoods. These are, in addition to the areas already mentioned, Sant Antoni, Sagrada Família and Fort Pienc, also known as Fort Pius. The latter has recently become notable for the number of Asian, chiefly Chinese residents and the proliferation of Asian shops.
Some parts of Eixample are rather well-to-do neighbourhoods, especially around the central areas such as Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya and the Avinguda Gaudi/Sagrada Familia vicinity, but it also contains many decaying buildings inhabited by lonely aged tenants on the verge of poverty, especially in the fringe areas. It also has a large proportion of immigrant population.
Passeig de Gràcia connects the central Plaça Catalunya to the old town of Gràcia, while Avinguda Diagonal cuts across the grid diagonally and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes runs across the entire city from southwest to northeast.
Other wide avenues in the area include Carrer d'Aragó, Carrer de Balmes and Passeig de Sant Joan.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||5 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$600 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2401 /month|
|Check In:||6:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Really awesome week in Attilas flat!!! It also had 3 heaters for the cold Winter :) Highly recommended 5 *****
Apartamento cómodo, muy bien equipado y excelente ubicación (céntrico). Agradecemos la atención de Atilla.
Una vacanza fantastica e un alloggio perfetto! Bella la casa, ottima la posizione, disponibilissimo il proprietario!
Very nice apartment with a perfect location. A very good place to discover Barcelona ! Thank you Atilla for your hospitality !
Flat is truly amazing, honestly you if you like to spend your time in Barcelona you HAVE TO choose Atilla's apartment. Everything that you need is close to you, minimarket, grocery, pharmacy, bus stop directly to airport. I'd love to visit this apartment again. About Atilla - very pleasant, kind man. Really, it was worth it.
Thanks to you Atila we've passed really nice vacation. The apartment is like discribe in the annouce, and in a good localisation! All we needed was there.
We stayed at Atilla's place and it was great. Close to everything (supermarket right next door which was fabulous!) with easy access to public transport. He was very nice and happy to answer any questions we had. Loved our time in Spain and would happily go back.
Everything was great. Apartment looks like on pictures and it's really close to everywhere.
Atilla was very nice person and he helped me a lot to reach his place. He provided us a enough information about transportation and extra as well. I would love to visit there once again if I again have chance to go to Barcelona!
Flat had everything needed for staying "like at home". Same as was described and pictured on AirBnb. Overall 5 of 5.