Barcelona Eixample penthouse studio flat in historical building Casa de los Caracoles
This penthouse is located in an emblematic building of the Eixample, known as “La Casa de los Caracoles” (the house of the snails).
The legend says that an old couple used to look for snails in this area, a field at the time, to sell them at the nearby Sant Antoni market. While looking for snails, they found a bag full of gold coins, which made them rich. To thank the snails for changing their lives, they built a palace dedicated to them.
The building is from 1895 and with its magnificent carvings and decorations, it is one of hidden gems of the city.
The flat is on the top floor and the building has a lift.
The property has two terraces, one of 39 m2 and one of 10 m2.
This surface of the studio flat is 28 m2 and it can be extended using a portion of the terrace.
The unit needs renovation and can be arranged a a nice loft.
Currently, it is composed of a living room with American kitchen, a mezzanine to accommodate a bed, and a bathroom.
It benefits from a lot of natural light and beautiful views to the city from the terraces, which are bordered by nice carvings of snails.
The location is at the border between the Eixample and Poble Sec.
The building is just off the Avenida Paralelo and the famous Tickets restaurants (listed among the 50 best restaurants in the world in 2018).
All the historical city centre is at walking distance, as well as Poble Sec and Calle Blai, with its trendy tapas bars.
Plaza de Espanya is at walking distance too, with the international exhibition centre and the Arenas shopping centre.
Transport links are excellent, with the Poble Sec stop just 5 minute away. The shuttle bus to the international airport stops at Plaza de Espanya.
The area offers countless cafes, bars, restaurants, theatres, and plenty of shops and services.
Additional information about the area at http://www.barcelonabuyers.com/2016/07/13/sant-antoni-eixample-properties-sant-antoni-barcelona-buyers/ and http://www.barcelonabuyers.com/2016/09/08/poble-sec-barcelona-properties-poble-sec-barcelona-buyers/