…of our apartment, that is! We live on the sunny, bustling Ronda de Sant Antoni, located a few blocks from the Rambla (that some of you know). We are on the edge between two neighborhoods, the shabby-chic Raval and the Eixample (ay-shamp-lah). Many of Barcelona’s tourist attractions (and, as a result, many of Barcelona’s tourists) are only steps from our door.
Our apartment is in a building that was constructed in the 1800s. In a recent rennovation, the facade of the building was maintained but the inside was completely redone to include an elevator (yay!), new hardwood floors, and central air/heat (double yay!). And since just about every piece of furniture in it comes from Ikea, the old world charm factor has been pretty much left in the building’s facade. (After years of living with Brooklyn’s “charming” radiators, rotting floorboards, and walk-ups, I can say that “old world charm” is best left outside the home anyway.)
So here it is, the grand tour of our humble abode.