The popular ‘Barrio de las Letras’ enjoys of distinguished neighbors in its boundaries: the ‘Prado Museum’, the ‘Thyssen Bornemisza Museum’ and the’ Reina Sofía Art Center’.
All this artistic genius makes of this area a unique place, called ‘Eje del Arte’, which is on the way to the popular area of ‘Madrid de los Austrias – Plaza Mayor – Puerta del Sol’ and also very close to the well known areas of ‘ Alcalá – Gran Vía’ and ‘Castellana – Colón – Serrano’.
With its joyful cafes, lively terraces and original shops, visitors will enjoy from the early morning lights until the sunset of the excellent cuisine offered by its numerous bars and restaurants. In addition, music takes on a special tone in the neighborhood environment, with many places offering live music.
Shopping in ‘Barrio de las Letras’ becomes also a very interesting experience, due to its wide and rich variety of places: art galleries, silverware and antique dealers, bookstores, shops of clothes, music and furniture, which offer the best service to the most exquisite customer.
Tradition and avant-garde merge in this neighborhood to offer the best range of possibilities to all visitors.
Penthouse Paseo del Prado I
The elegance of ‘Barrio de las Letras’ impregnates adjoining streets and buildings, as it happens with this stunning apartment located at ‘Paseo del Prado’, which enjoys of shocking views from its terrace, with the Prado Museum and the Botanical Garden just across the Paseo.
The social area features generous dimensions, so as to receive numerous groups of family or friends, either around a good meal in the wonderful dining room or in the sitting room, which comes complete with a real fireplace.
A few steps lead to a cozy glassed-in sitting room, a prelude to the great treasure of the property: a stunning terrace, with unique views over ‘Paseo del Prado’, with ‘El Retiro’ at the background. Its large size has allowed to organize two environments: the sitting area – at the bottom – and the dining area in the first place, around an imposing iron and glass table.
The kitchen has been equipped with smart furniture in line with the general interior design project.
The master-room features a large fitted library, functioning as a headboard, and a lovely bathroom doted of a huge window.
The guest bedroom has been doted of a functional study corner.
An interesting combination of antique pieces with modern furniture leads to an outstanding result. Intense colors, rich upholstery and noble materials provide a touch of quality and warmth that sweetens and harmonizes each room.
To enter the ‘Barrio de las Letras’ is to immerse yourself into the living history of the Spanish Golden Age. The layout of the neighborhood suggests at every step the verses and prose of our great writers: Calderón, Lope de Vega, Quevedo … and so many men and women who, with their lived and written word, made this historic layout great and eternal.
… escape with us!
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