We have 20 stylish apartment suites, 7 inviting rooms at 3 great locations. Feel at home while you explore beautiful Barcelona and its restaurants, shopping, nightlife and culture. Central locations in the stylish Eixample neighborhood means all the best of the city is at your doorstep.
Staying in our Universitat building means getting the best of both worlds. Just a few steps up, you’re in the classy Eixample district. Venture east and instantly you’re surrounded by history in the Gothic quarter or Barri Gòtic.
Turn left from the building and you will find yourself at Plaça Catalunya, a central point in the city and excellent for transportation. Just a minute’s walk west from the apartment is the Passeig de Gracia, the central avenue of the Eixample district. Fitting with the grandeur of the buildings and the majestic fountain in the middle, this street hosts some of the most exclusive shops in the city such as Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Loewe, beautifully juxtaposed amongst some of Gaudi’s architectural gems.
Turning right from your front door, you’ll find the lively Placa Universitat with the University of Barcelona, designed by the architect Elies Rogent in a style based on Catalan Romanesque.Behind the university you’ll find Gayxample, the gay district set in the elegant Eixample area, where you can find nightclubs, shops, bars and restaurants lilt the streets, perfect for those seeking an eclectic crowd.
A stroll down of the apartment brings you to the Barri Gòtic, the oldest part of the city, famous among others for its many cathedrals. The area, which dates back to medieval times, oozes character and charm. In the narrow, winding streets you come across many boutiques and trendy bars. Central to the area is Las Ramblas, the connected series of streets famous for its street artists and flower stalls and if you walk down La Rambla, you pass La Boqueria, by far the city’s best indoor food market. Definitely worth a visit.
Also down from the apartment is el Raval, an up and coming area where you will find not only the MACBA museum for contemporary art but also many galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars. And, just to get you in the mood: if you walk from your apartment to the MACBA museum you come across Plaça Vicenç Martorell, a square with some great bars for breakfast and lunch and a cute little playground for children.
Another interesting district next door is the Sant Antoni part of Eixample where you will find the less tourist Mercat de Sant Antoni food market. This area has recently reinvented itself as the place to go for excellent restaurants.
The Urgell penthouse apartment is located in the heart of the Sant Antoni part of Eixample. The area has recently reinvented itself as the place to go for excellent restaurants.
From Sant Antoni one plunges directly into the nerve center of the Raval – always lively, crammed with colourful bars and quirky shops as well as cultural spaces, the modern art museum MACBA and its adjoining cinema-focused museum CCCB.
Gayxample, the gay district, also set in the elegant Eixample area, is close by and amongst the cosmopolitan side of town. Excellent hotspots reside in this lively part of town.
When you go up Calle Urgell, a right on Gran Via leads you to the lively Placa Universitat with the University of Barcelona, designed by the architect Elies Rogent in a style based on Catalan Romanesque. From there, Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s main square, Las Ramblas and the elegant shopping avenue Passeig de Gracia are just a block or 2 away.
A left on Gran Via and a few blocks down, you hit the splendour of Plaça Espanya, with the national museum MNAC, hovering above it on the Montjuic hill. The Olympic stadium, the Miro museum, lush parks, the funicular and the Miramar bar perched above the sparkling harbour below are all situated on Montjuic. Nestled at the base of the hill is the Poble Espanyol and the excellent Caixa Forum museum. Around the corner on Avinguda Parallel is Ferran Adria’s latest venture, the restaurant Tickets, with a separate entrance for his mixology-and-tapas bar, 41°.
The former Arenas bullfighting ring flanking the other side of Plaça Espanya has been converted into a shopping center and its upper deck terrace is worth a visit for the panoramic views alone. If you get there around 20:30 in the summer, you’ll witness the spectacular Magic fountains on Montjuïc, an amazing sight from up there.
Avenida Diagonal is the main avenue in Barcelona that splits the city in two diagonally, separating the city from east to west. It was previously known for being an ideal place for the Catalan aristocrats. Here you will find architectural Modernist buildings like that of Casa de les Punxes by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
The avenue has selected high-end fashion stores and interior design stores. Dining out is easy with contemporary Catalan restaurant Hisop, the classic El Velódromo and chic rostissería Chez Coco drawing a crowd to the area.
Enric Granados is just a short walk away and has independent art galleries, tapas bars, great restaurants and cafes. A perfect place for the summer when you feel like drinking alfresco and taking in the environment.
Gayxample, the gay district, is close by and amongst the cosmopolitan side of town. Excellent hotspots reside in this lively part of town.