This stylish and modern one-bedroom apartment is part of a newly-constructed building that was completed at the end of 2008 and features all the conveniences of a new property whilst retaining the style and appearance of a more traditional apartment block in this area of Madrid. Situated between the Calle San Bernardo and the famous Plaza de España in the centre of Madrid, this is an excellent choice for those looking for a true city-centre experience. The apartment with exposed brick walls is at the same time modern, stylish and practical, as an exterior apartment located on the second floor, the large Windows with balconies and high ceilings mean that the interior is flooded with light for much of the day. The open-floor plan living, kitchen and dining areas give the apartment an added feeling of light and space, so hard to find in centrally located properties. The master bedroom, complete the overall comfortable and contemporary style.
The neighbourhood: The wide avenues and beautiful deco architecture of the Gran Via are just around the corner, as are all of the international shops, cinemas and theatres you would expect to find in a vibrant European capital. The surrounding area is known for its liberal, diverse and bohemian atmosphere, with the nearby neighbourhood of Malasaña boasting funky bars, artistic boutiques and trendy cafes on every corner. Due to its central location, this property has excellent transport connections, including the metro, several bus stops, and a taxi rank (stand) all nearby. Alternatively, many of Madrid's more famous attractions such as the Puerta del Sol or Templo de Debod are within walking distance, so you can explore this exciting and diverse city with ease.
The Gran Via: Gran Vía (literally 'Great Way') is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. It leads from Calle de Alcalá, close to Plaza de Cibeles, to Plaza de España.
The lively street is one of the city's most important shopping areas, with a large number of hotels and large movie theatres; it is also noted for the grand architecture prevalent among many of its buildings. Now, most of the theatres are being replaced by shopping malls.
It is considered a showcase of early 20th century architecture, with patterns ranging from Vienna Secession style, Plateresque, Neo-Mudéjar, Art Deco and others.
Madrid: Due to its economic output, standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the major financial centre of the Iberian Peninsula; it hosts the head offices of the vast majority of the major Spanish companies, as well as the headquarters of three of the world's 100 largest companies.
While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the huge Royal Palace of Madrid; the Teatro Real (Royal theatre) with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the imposing 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; an archaeological museum; and three superb art museums: Prado Museum, which hosts one of the finest art collections in the world, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, housed in the renovated Villahermosa Palace.