we are a couple, first time to Barcelona. We want to stay in an apartment close enough to tourist attractions but dont want to be in the centre of things - like to be in a nice quieter area at night and for sleeping. Would like cafes, restaurants nearby and shops for basic items, groceries etc. have done some research and read posts on forum. Could the local experts advise us on three apartment locations that we are considering? Also if anyone has stayed here or used these companies your advice would be great too!
First apartment - 'Gloria' (Oh Barcelona) - Aulestia i Pijoan, Gracia. Near Fontana metro. One street away from Avinguda del Princep d'Asturias, 1 street away from Gran de Gracia.
Second apartment - 'Modernism Eixample Flat 508' (Rent city apartments) - near Verdageur metro. On Carrer del Provenca, 2 streets from Avinguda Diagonal.
Third apartment - 'Bruc' (Loving Barcelona) - Carrer del bruc, 2 streets North of Gran Via de les Cortes Catalanes and between Passeig de Gracia and Passeig de Sant Joan. Not sure about the nearest metro stop.
Apologies if I have got any of the names wrong! thank you in advance for your good advice!