Barcelona Eixample renovated flat in historical building Casa de los Caracoles
This apartment 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 apartment is on the first floor and the building has a lift.
The flat has been completely renovated. Its 60 m2 are distributed into a lounge exterior to the street, spacious independent kitchen, two bedrooms (of which one double), and a bathroom.
The living room gives access to a large balcony exterior to the street with iron carvings of snails.
The property is equipped with air conditioning by conduct, tile floors, and original doors, windows and shutters recovered to their original beauty.
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/