Flying over the roofs in Barrio de las Letras
Description of the property:
In the heart of Barrio de las Letras, cradle of great writers of the Spanish Golden Age, we find this magnificent duplex penthouse. Completely refurbished and designed with every single detail, this dwelling is definitely a unique gem in the market. The wooden beams give a rustic touch to the modern decoration and create a warm atmosphere that invites you to stay. The layout is carefully design to take advantage of the numerous entrances of light, not only by traditional windows but also by velux style windows. On the first floor of the duplex we find the four bedrooms – the main one with ensuite bathroom and an office- and the bathrooms. The ample stairs go to the upper floor leaving a beautiful bookcase underneath. In this floor we find a cozy lounge, another study room and an open kitchen with large glass windows from which you can see the roofs of Madrid. That glass door leads to a lovely terrace (13m2 approximately) in which you really fell the peacefully atmosphere of the Barrio de las Letras. Furthermore, the house has a top floor solarium with totally privacy from where you can enjoy one of the best views of Madrid. This unique place with 360º views will make you feel the owner of the roofs of Madrid.
The area of Cortes, also known as the Barrio de las Letras for hosting such well-known writers such as Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina - lived during the 17th century. This area is situated in the heart of the city. Full of small lanes filled with exquisite cafes and restaurants where you can find cuisine from all around the world. Plaza de Santa Ana is the heart of the neighborhood where you will find the well known Spanish Theatre as well as many bars and terraces that occupy almost the whole square. This square is one of the main meeting points of the city for both local and foreign visitors, an area that has been renovated and cleaned up only recently. On the east side we find the Paseo del Prado, also known as Paseo de los Artes or "Boulevard of the Arts," which lies between the emblematic Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Atocha. The southern border is calle Atocha, which runs all the way from the train station to Plaza Mayor, and the northern border is Carrera de San Jerónimo which ends at Puerta del Sol. The Cortes area is a good option for all the historical lovers that are looking to have the Retiro Park nearby and world famous museums as well as the typical Spanish lifestyle with its huge gastronomic offer.