Livingstone

2BR refined ethnic style in Eixample - Livingstone

 Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Welcome to our Livingstone apartment, a rest for senses and a gift for the brave.


“Under the mango tree which then stood here, Henry M. Stanley met David Livingstone, 10 November 1871.”- Plaque at the Livingstone Memorial Monument in Ujiji at Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.

What's in the gift box?

  • • 2 double bedrooms (beds size 140 cm)
  • • 2 full bathrooms with bathtub or walk-in cabin shower
  • • size 77 m2 (829 sqf)
  • • original pieces of furniture and oil paintings brought from South Africa
  • • smart TV with international news and entertainmnet channels, connected to internet
  • • fully equipped pristine white kitchen with washer, dryer, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, kettle...
  • • central air conditioning and central heating in all rooms
  • • fast fiber optic internet connection with wifi

It was well over a century ago that Stanley gave the famous greeting: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” Outside Tanzania, likely very few would understand the significance of this encounter. 

Sleek, modern and majestic... The Building

  • • located on the 6th floor of a new glass building with a lift/elevator
  • • the address is C/ Urgell with C/ Sepúlveda, in the modernist Eixample left, next to Sant Antoni market
  • • reinforced entrance door & video intercom system, double door in the access to the building
  • • inside the building there is a big atrium with a glass ceiling, crossed by suspended bridges leading to your door
  • • groups of bamboo trees and whitee stones, are bathed by natural light cascades, creating a fresh, shining atmosphere
  • • glass, steel, stone and wood are the materials used for the building

Stanley relates what happened next: “The expedition at last comes to a halt... There is a group of the most respectable Arabs; and as I come nearer, I see the white face of an old man among them... We raise our hats, and I say, ‘Dr. Livingstone, I presume?’ and he says, ‘Yes.’”

Wandering around... The Neighbourhood

Located in the Eixample left district of Barcelona, next to the Sant Antoni marketplace -designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias and built between 1872 and 1882- which is one of the oldest and most popular in the city, especially with the secondhand book stalls that surround the building on Sunday mornings.

It is bordered by the avenues of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Ronda de Sant Antoni and Avinguda del Paral.lel. The streets of Sant Antoni follow the grid pattern prevalent in all of Eixample, except for a central thoroughfare, the Avinguda de Mistral, built on the site of an important medieval road which lead out of Barcelona. Another well-known landmark of Sant Antoni is the bar called Els Tres Tombs, right next to the market. 

Just a few meters away is Parlament sreet, the new happening cluster, a boiling pot where the utmost interesting things are arising. It all started with the Federal Café, which opened at the end of 2010 and reached almost legendary status, as among the most brilliant entrepreneurs in town. In their case, they spotted a gap for breakfast and brunch in Barcelona, and these days securing a seat either in the café or on the roof terrace on a Saturday or Sunday is nigh-on impossible.

Those who had been paying attention soon followed. Vinito, the little wine shop that has been there considerably longer than Federal, expanded on their two barrels outside where you could sip a glass while you shopped and it’s become a popular spot for a crafty apero when out shopping. Next door, Bar Calders commandeered a prime piece of terrace on the alleyway, added a few pretty plants and hey presto, it’s the spot du jour for a Sunday morning vermouth or a craft beer in the evening with a couple of tapas like hummus and guacamole.

Tarannà Bar & Café opened later, with a style very similar to Federal. Their windows also open onto the street so you can sit in them, they have large communal tables, single-plate simple lunches like fresh pasta stuffed with botifarra and a solid wine list.

And another new place, the Zuckerhaus opened selling old-fashioned, home-baked cakes from a pretty cake shop on the corner. Manuela is half German, half Italian and to the usual round-up of treats has added black forest gateaux, fresh plum frangipane tart and pumpkin and apple cake. This is the perfect place for an afternoon pick-me-up.


The Livingstone is our tribute to explorers... which is what all of us are, at the end of the day...


This Property is non-smoking.

Licence: HUTB-008698

Licence: HUTB-008698

The Flat

  • Bedrooms: Two double bedrooms, bed size 140 cm
  • Sleeps: Four
  • Baths: Two, one with a bathtub, second with a large shower cabin
  • Floor: Sixth floor with a lift
  • Size: 77 m2 (829 sqf)
  • Conditioning: Air conditioning and central heating in all rooms
  • Appliances: Refrigerator/freezer, induction range top, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Electric radiators in the bathrooms, hair dryer
  • Electronics: 50" Plasma TV, selection of international TV channels
  • Internet: Wireless fiber optic internet connection
  • Parking: Public parking in the same building (on request - special rates for our clients)

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The Area


  • Address: C/ Sepúlveda
  • Metro: Urgell (L1)
  • Attractions Nearby: Plaça Catalunya, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Universitat, Mercat de Sant Antoni and visiting all trendy bars and cafes on Floridablanca street.
  • Restaurants: Our favourites in the area ...
    • • Fábrica Moritz - Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 - gastronomic center, tapas and homemade beer.
    • • Due Spaghi - C/ Sepúlveda, 151 - Italian cuisine and daily menu.
    • • Bar Gelida - C/ Diputació, 133 - traditional Catalan cuisine, bar and home cooking. Good bocadillos and home-made Vermut

Guest Reviews

Reviews are written by our guests after their stay

Boris R.

Jul 2018
Victoria, Australia

Thanks for letting us stay in your apartment. All the best!

Me and my colleague had a fantastic stay at bizFlats' place. Highly recommended!

Saul Rurka

Jun 2018
Israel

See you soon!

Really top notch! Everything is as it should be. A very good option for those who don't want a hotel but want a luxury environment. Jaume and his crew were available but not intrusive. I will definitely come again!

Charlene Warren

Jun 2018
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

Thank you for your hospitality. We had an amazing time in Barcelona.

The flat is sparkling clean and exactly as described. Being new to Barcelona, Jaume provided an exceptional checkin service and personally greeted us upon arrival.. He had a bottle of Cava waiting for us and assisted with dinner reservations to celebrate our anniversary. The flat is centrally located and within walking distance to most areas. The Urgell stop accessing the rail station is a block away. It was very easy to navigate to the Monserrat and other places that were further away. We also took private tours of Sola Raventos and Gramona for Cava tasting. These were both a five star experience. Thank you Jaume for everything!

Nathan Choi

May 2018
Yorba Linda, California, United States

Best of luck and thanks for your time!

Jaume was very kind and a pleasure to speak with. Our party hopes to meet him again in the near future. The home was very luxurious, comfortable, accommodating (having a washer + dryer was very convenient), and in a great location. Our group wishes him the best of luck and would recommend this two-bedroom flat to others aiming to stay in Barcelona. Cheers!

Diego Pacheco

May 2018
Sidi M'Hamed, Algeria

Simplemente excelente!

Excelente trato de bizFlats, excelente ubicación y muy buen apartamento, altamente recomendable. Muchas gracias por la atención y el excelente mantenimiento del departamento.

Chris Small

Apr 2018
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Thank you so much! Great location, nice building and a very nice apartment.

Great location, great building and super clean comfortable stylish apartment. Well equipped with excellent baths and kitchen!
Thank you so much! Great location, nice building and a very nice apartment.

Dexter Spencer

Mar 2018
Miami, Florida, United States

Perfect experience

Excellent hosts and the place is modern clean and perfect. Great location and an overall perfect experience.

Alexei Borisov

Mar 2018
New York, New York, United States

Perfect apartment, thank you for care of us !

Perfect apartment, thank you for care of us !

Piotr

Oct 2017
Poland

I'll come back!

Nice place close to center. New and clean, really good equipment. I’ll come back ...

Maja Nikolic

Aug 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

We would stay here again!

The apartment was exactly as described. It is in a mostly residential area, but only 15 minutes walk from Placa de Catalunya (5 minutes by car). It is on a higher floor - lots of light and nice view. The apartment was clean and in great shape. Communication with Jaume and person who checked us in, Ali, was great - very responsive and helpful. Ali was extremely friendly and nice - gave us advice on parking, groceries, everything. A/C, WiFi, washer, dryer - everything was working as expected. We loved the location of the apartment - living in the city, close to everything, but quiet at night and not in the middle of a tourist block where no one goes to sleep before 3am. We would stay here again.

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