Originally I was a little uncertain about booking this flat because it was right on La Rambla and since it didn't have a balcony I thought it might be somewhat dark inside. In fact the entrance being right on La Rambla was perfect for getting out, getting groceries (right next door) and just taking in the excitement of Barcelona. The flat itself was at the back of the building facing a quiet street - hard to believe but it was incredibly quiet and I can be sensitive to a lot of street noise. As for light, the west facing wall was all windows, large windows, nice and bright absolutely no lack of openness. I was there for two months and was very comfortable and would book it again if I'm ever in Barcelona again.