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

: Monthly rentals - licence not applicable

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

Molly Dorfman

Apr 2019
Fresno, California, United States

Thanks for the great stay

Well situated and appointed, very clean. Would return!

Liz Martinez

Apr 2019
San Francisco, California, United States

Thanks for a great stay! Perfect place for our work trip.

Great place to stay! Very clean and the checkin process was easy and thorough, everything was fully explained to us. Would definitely come back again!

Heidi Derment

Mar 2019
Monroe, Washington, United States

This was a great place to stay. Thank you for everything!

Cannot recommend this space enough. It was clean, quiet and comfortable.


Tatiana Lymar

Feb 2019
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Thanks, we had an amazing time in your apartment and Barcelona

Great experience! Amazing clean, stylish and comfortable apartment with excellent location. Whatever you need just ask bizFlats, even if you need 2 cribs and 2 high chairs!

Eric Dutton

Dec 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States

We really enjoyed the location and the place.

This place was great for our stay. My boyfriend and I have never been to Barcelona, let alone Europe, so we weren't really sure the good locations to stay, and the type of apartment we would get. My frame of reference for European apartments is House Hunters International, and many of those apartments are quirky and small. This place was quite the opposite, in a good way. The master bedroom was large, and though the second bedroom was smaller, it was functional and had a wardrobe that was plenty large. The bathrooms were great and the central heat kept us cozy. The living room was quite comfortable and kitchen had everything needed. Being on the 6th floor, we didn't feel too closed in, which seemed plausible if you were on the lower floors, as most buildings around there are 6 or 7 stories. Lastly, the secure entry way and security keys offered a safe setting. The listing did not mislead, and we were pleasantly surprised with the location and apartment itself. Most importantly, the communication was great. Anna (who checked us in), reached out the day before our trip and offered us good advice on getting to and from the airport, as well as some tips on exploring some of the local sites and getting around town. It was nice to be put at ease prior to the trip, knowing that our check-in would not be a problem. We arrived at 8:00 on Christmas Eve, so it was nice to know that there wouldn't be any hiccups. I would recommend this apartment to any friends and family, and will be a repeat renter when I go back.

John Gorman

Nov 2018
Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Highly recommend!

We enjoyed the Livingstone apartment very much. It is attractive, well stocked and perfectly maintained. The location was central, and the proximity to the Metro made getting around Barcelona simple.

The apartment was perfect for our needs, and having both a washing machine and dryer was wonderful. Virginia was very helpful getting us settled into the apartment. Thank you for a great stay!

Jason Xue

Nov 2018
China

lovely!

Good value, Good location, Good facilities

Fabio Marino

Nov 2018
Hilden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

All perfect!

Nice flat big enough for 2 people or more, perfect position, comfortable stay. You will not find really a huge choice of resturant just under the apartment but basically you are in a strategic position between la rambla from one side and the cathedral from the other suide both just to 2 stops of metro away.

Gustavo Tejada

Sep 2018
La Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Muchas Gracias Jaume la hemos pasado increible en Barcelona y en tu departamento!

La hemos pasado genial en Barcelona y en el departamento de Jaume, esta hermosamente decorado, impecable y muy bien ubicado. Hemos pasado una estancia maravillosa en su casa. Súper recomendable. Esperamos volver pronto. Un gran abrazo

Boris Korogodskiy

Sep 2018
Stanardsville, Virginia, United States

Thank U For the best apartment in Barcelona!

It was a great apartment! Better 5 * hotel! Great appliances in the kitchen, great bedroom. Interesting furniture in the living room! I can't stop admiring the design! Thanks to the owner for the wonderful emotions, because it is difficult to meet something good in Barcelona, worthy of normal money!

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