As every seasoned traveler knows, the key to tasting the true spirit of a city is to skip the crowded, over-priced hotels and instead opt for a local alternative. The apartment is located in a building catalogued as an historical an esthetical emblem of Barcelona.
The location cannot be better, the neighborhood where it belongs it’s canned “Golden Neighborhood” because this is where, at the end of the 19’th century and in the beginnings of the 20’th, the Catalan Aristocracy built up their own residences using the most pure modernist style. The apartment is near all the touristic attractions and right in the center of the city. The building, also, is very quiet and familiar.
Around 1850, with the beginning of industrialisation born the L'Eixample area thata was designed by the city planner Ildefons Cerdà.
Cerdà had the floor plans of American cities as a model. Cerdà saw the streets with wide and generously extended crossings (Passeig de Gracia has six lanes), to highlight the crossings were blocks to the chamfered corners.
The blocks are all square and have a big yard, but most of today is built. From the original idea Cerdàs, there is plenty of green for the residents to provide very little remains.
1859 was the controversial development plan approved by the town council.
The middle part of L'Eixample is often called 'Quadrat d'Or', golden square, describing the elegance of this area.