If you're thinking on visiting Barcelona this summer we could swap our flats.
This is my flat:
- Well connected (15 minuts walking from Pl, Catalunya, the very city center of Barcelona; 10 minutes to train station...)
(see the blue mark) http://www.bcn.es/cgi-guia/guiamap4/cgi-guia/?actives=K001K002K003K004&zoom=1&scl=4&cnt=30822.310%2C83390.530&plt=30822.31%2C83390.53&plant=capes4a&txt1=&txt2=C.+d%27Arag%F3%2C+349&idioma=2&grayscl=0
- It's also well connected to ride a bike. There are bike lanes and 'bicing' points everywhere in this area. (there is a new bike service in barcelona called 'bicing':you can take a bike in one point of the city and leave it in another point)
- 40 m2. Not so big... but enough for 1 or 2 people (1 bed-living-room + kitchen + bathroom).
- Placed on the second floor (with elevator)of a nice building. The windows in the front define a semicircle area where you can sit and watch the street. It's really nice.
- A little bit noisy because of the traffic in the street but July-August are quiet months, the traffic is lower than the rest of the year. Like everything in this world, there is a good thing: it's noisy because of the cars but you won't hear any shouts from neighbours or people in the street.
- The sun comes in the studio all day! I know that Barcelona is a place to live outside but it's nice to have a sunny place to stay inside, it makes you smile...
The Eixample is the modernist residential and commercial area which stems upwards and outwards from the Plaça Catalunya, its famous grid system of straight streets designed in the 1860s to accommodate the old city´s swelling population.
The area is generally talked about in terms of its left side (of Passeig de Gracia) and right side. I'm in the right side, where you can find Gaudi´s iconic Sagrada Familia church.
My apartment is within easy walking distance from Passeig de Gracia with its two wonderful modernist period buildings by Antoni Gaudi and other architects.
The Eixample is very well connected, and from here you can easily walk or take buses or undergroud to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas for attractions such as the Picasso museum and the Cathedral.
Eixample is a safe and residential part of the city but there is also a vibrant nightlife and a thriving café culture. Eixample is a beautiful barrio to wander round, take in the glorious architecture and people-watch from one of the many terrace cafes.
It's in the city center but it's not a tourist center. If you don't like shops, markets, coffees... specially designed to tourists you'll be in the perfect place.
I'm travelling alone and I wanna live as another sanfranciscian. I just want time to read, lie on the sun and get some new ideas. I like to discover new things, new ways of life.
I've got a lot of friends and family in Barcelona but this year is quite complicated for them to travel and I'm feeling like i wanna stay alone for some time, and I'd like to learn some good english as well...
I'm very trustworthy and you can be sure I'll take care of your apartament as if it was mine.