La Pedrera: long- and short-term rental a stone’s throw away from this Gaudí masterpiece

La Pedrera, also known as Casa Milà, a Gaudí masterpieces that simply cannot be missed. Barcelona has become synonymous with this innovative and creative
architect and your stay in Barcelona would not be complete without discovering one of our favourites of his works.

La Pedrera is located on Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s most emblematic avenues. Hidden away behind its stony façades is a magical sanctuary with an allure that invites you to be surprised by the playful nature of this modernist building.

Now your dream of staying in the heart of Barcelona, a stone’s throw away from La Pedrera, is now possible. Located on the splendid carrer València, learn what it’s like to wake up as a neighbour to the masterpiece that is La Pedrera.

We also know that your health and that of your loved ones is your utmost priority. Staying in an apartment is the safest option for your stay in Barcelona to limit your contact with other guests in communal areas. Enjoy privacy and be assured that your health is safeguarded during your stay in the neighbourhood of La Pedrera.

La Pedrera

La Pedrera: reasons to visit Gaudí’s last civil masterpiece

Built between 1906 and 1912, La Pedrera was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in the year 1984. Its stony, curved façade with hints of both light and shadow gives the building its unusual name – “La Pedrera” means stone quarry in English, capturing to a tee this building’s organic and rugged exterior.

La Pedrera - Gaudí La Pedrera

La Pedrera was initially built by Gaudí as a residence for Pere Milà i Camps and his wife, Roser Segimon i Artells whose dream was to live in a house with the best location in Barcelona. Located in l’Eixample district, La Pedrera building also includes a block of flats with sixteen apartments, given that this district was rapidly expanding. Read more about its history in our complete guide to one of Barcelona’s most elegant and fascinating districts here.

La Pedrera was Gaudí’s last civil project. It boasts six floors that are connected via two large interior patios ensuring the flats are filled with light and have a good supply of fresh air. Bring your camera and be sure to look up to capture Gaudí’s meticulously well thought out design.

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Milà’s Family: Pere Milà i Campsand his wife Roser Segimon i Artells.

A visit to La Pedrera would not be complete without heading to the attic. Discover ‘Espai Gaudí’ – the city’s only museum to house fascinating information about all of Gaudí’s buildings in Barcelona.

Today La Pedrera Foundation has ensured that this masterpiece of Gaudí’s in the centre of Barcelona has become a hub of innovation, culture and architecture. In addition to summer jazz concerts on its awe-inspiring rooftop terrace (don’t miss the majestic sculptures and the best view of Barcelona), La Pedrera also boasts a range of cultural activities, plus a cafeteria and shop on its lower levels.

Dandi apartment: a stone’s throw away from La Pedrera

“Dandi sports the charm, class and distinction, of the sort of gentleman that’s rare in today’s day and age”.

Elegant, like La Pedrera, our Dandi apartment is a luxurious haven in the heart of the Eixample district and a block away from this Gaudí masterpiece.

What if, in in addition to visiting La Pedrera and taking photos of its many faces, you could stay in the sophisticated district where it is located? When choosing Dandi, you can!

Have breakfast in a quaint café with La Pedrera as your backdrop, browse Barcelona’s most luxurious boutique stores that line Passeig de Gracia, or simply take a stroll around the neighbourhood that La Pedrera’s first residents declared the best location in Barcelona.

This 110 m2 apartment with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is ideal for between 2–4 guests (with a maximum capacity of 6) and is designed to combine chic luxury with the utmost comfort. Don’t want to leave? Don’t worry! Our Dandi apartment is fully equipped for both short-term and long-term stays, meaning you can truly experience what it’s like to be a Barcelona local.

With two balconies and a terrace, wake up to light streaming through this apartment reminiscent of the neighbouring apartments in La Pedrera. With original Catalan mosaic flooring throughout, Dandi has its own piece of history for you to discover right under your feet.

Apartment in Barcelona next to La Pedera - bizFlats

COVID-19 health and safety measures

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, from the entire bizFlats team, we want our guests to know that health and safety is our number one priority.

All our apartments undergo rigorous cleaning in line with our health and safety protocol to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. In addition to the complete disinfection of all facilities, we ensure the highest standards of cleanliness are met when preparing our flats for incoming guests.

What’s more, all our apartments have posters with up-to-date safety information that we recommend you take the time to read upon arrival.

If you’d like to learn more about our COVID-19 health and safety measures, check out our article here. More than ever we cannot wait to see you in Barcelona. La Pedrera is simply waiting for you to uncover its architectural secrets and its privileged location in the Eixample district, all possible when you choose our D

Living in Barcelona: how much does it cost?

Have you ever dreamed about living in Barcelona? We’re not lying when we say that this unique city simply has it all. From its Roman past to its stunning architecture, the presence of great artists such as Picasso and Gaudí, its great culture and arts scene, and not to mention its all-year-round great climate.

But, we hear you ask, does all this come at a price? Whether you’re coming to study, work, retire, or simple to enjoy the beautiful surroundings – this article aims to shed some light on the cost of living in Barcelona. We cover various areas of life in Barcelona so you can come prepared, however the true cost of living can depend on many factors.

Living in Barcelona costs and Barcelona beaches

Living in Barcelona: renting a flat in Barcelona

If you’ve finally made the decision to take the leap and move to Barcelona, on the top of your list is finding somewhere to live.

Before you arrive, browse our range of apartments here where you are sure to find an apartment that not only suits your needs, but also feels like a home away from home.

With both short-term and long-term rental options, our city apartments are perfect for those who can’t wait to experience Barcelona’s urban lifestyle.

Our city apartments boast privileged locations throughout the city – meaning you have everything you need within walking distance: museums and galleries, restaurants and bars, and great transport connections.

For long-term business stays, we also recommend our executive apartments – they’re perfect for ensuring efficiency and comfort when work is your number one priority.

Barcelona apartments for rent for monthly rentals - Living in Barcelona

From apartments with private terraces and hot tubs or one-bedroomed chic and sophisticated spaces, we have something to suit everyone’s needs. Still can’t decide? Check out our article here with our handpicked recommendations.

Before you make your choice, discover the best spots to live in Barcelona here. With a top-of-the-range apartment located one of the city’s exclusive areas, living in Barcelona has never been easier.

What’s more, our staff will guarantee you’ll feel at home from day one and are on hand to offer advice and tips to welcome you to this fantastic city. We are also working non-stop to ensure your safety and that of our staff with our Covid-19 measures.

Living in Barcelona: is food expensive in Barcelona?

So once you’ve somewhere to live, the next question on your mind will most likely concern food.

Of course, each person’s shopping list varies greatly, but we have calculated that on average monthly food bills can cost around €150–€250. Also, the supermarket you choose will also affect the price of your grocery shopping. In Barcelona you will find everything from family- and pocket-friendly stores to organic fruit shops with high-quality, local produce.

Cost of living in Barcelona - mediterranean diet fo foodies in Barcelona markets

Below are the average prices of some of the most common items to give you an idea:

  • 1 kg of tomatoes: €1.64
  • 1 litre of milk: €0.93
  • 12 large eggs: €2,76
  • 1 kg of potatoes: €1.17
  • Chicken: €2.49/kg
  • Fresh bread (2 people): €1
  • A can of local beer: €0.93
  • A bottle of good-quality wine: €8

When it comes to eating out, Barcelona offers an array of options that are perfect for various budgets. Look out for restaurants serving lunch-time set menus – menú del día – that include a starter, main course, dessert and drinks for between €10–€14.

An average meal in a local restaurant for two people will cost you approximately €40 – however, a meal for two in the centre of the city or at a specialty restaurants can set you back around €70 – €150.

Living in Barcelona: transport

When calculating the cost of living in Barcelona, you should also consider the cost of getting around the city. In order to help you plan, we’ve covered some basic costs, from gasoline prices to metro tickets.

  • 10 journey metro ticket (zone 1): €11.35 (single ticket: €2)
  • Monthly metro ticket (zone 1): €43
  • Yearly public bike membership: €50
  • 1 litre of gasoline/petrol: €1.34

There are many public transport ticket options, so we recommend looking into them depending on your location and how often you travel.

Taxis in Barcelona are another affordable option to get around. The minimum fare is €2.25 on weekdays (€3.20 after 8 pm on Saturdays and public holidays). Read more about getting a taxi in Barcelona here.

Barcelona living - public transport and who to get to the city center of Barcelona from the airport

Living in Barcelona: entertainment and leisure

Now it’s time to let your hair down and relax. However you decide to unwind, you’ll find that Barcelona has a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets.

Here’s our pick of our favourite things to do in Barcelona and an approximate price:

  • Monthly gym membership: €40–€120
  • Cinema ticket: €8
  • Nightclub entry (some without drink): €12–€20
  • Theatre ticket: €12–€100
  • Concert ticket: €15–€100
  • Football match (top league): €60–€100
Camp nou and futbol club Barcelona, the home club for Messi in Barcelona

We hope this article has helped you understand better the cost of living in Barcelona. Now, it’s over to you to take the first step towards your next adventure. We look forward to seeing you soon!