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

Chris Young

Jul 2019
Larkspur, California, United States

We LOVED it. Thanks!! All 5 Stars

The Livingstone Apt. in Barcelona was wonderful. It suited our needs very well. Meeting our daughter after she had 6 weeks in hostels in Europe she was so very happy to have a Washer and Dryer, and a room to her own after all the Hostel Visits. We were happy to have a fridge and coffee maker. Both showers had fine water temperature and fine water pressure. Everything you need is in the Apt. We walked 10+ miles a day an enjoyed experiencing the local venues. Anna was very responsive with the few questions we had. We would stay there again, but will probably visit another city in Spain. Thanks Jaume.

Alessandro Grando

Jun 2019
Solagna, Veneto, Italy

Thank you bizFlats!

The position of the apartment is great. Very close to all the main center areas of Barcelona like the Rambla or Plaça de Catalunya. The apartment is spacious and with a lot of light.

Sam Welsh

Jun 2019
Wavell Heights, Queensland, Australia

Thanks Jaume, greatly appreciate everything.

Great location, information, service and an amazing part of Barcelona!

Jordan Dorchuck

Jun 2019
Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Entire experience was positive

Apartment was spacious, clean, and well maintained. Building felt safe. Location was a bit far from the touristy spots, but close to a metro stop. Excellent restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Hosts were attentive and easy to reach. Thank you, we had a great time in your apartment. Thank you for keeping it so clean!

Melanie Weber

Jun 2019
Zürich, Switzerland

Danke für dieses geniale Appartement.

Ich würde diese Unterkunft weiterempfehlen. Der Ort und auch das Appartement waren perfekt. Wir waten sehr zufrieden mit allem.

Simon Peter

May 2019
Bern, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

Great hospitality.

We had a great stay in the Livingstone Apartment. We were friendly welcomed and there are a lot of restaurants and bars nearby. Thank you for the hospitality!

Joan Dziezyc

May 2019
United States

Unbeatable location!

Lovely quiet apartment in a great location. We were able to walk most everywhere from here.

Sarah Allen

Apr 2019
Hampton, England, United Kingdom

We enjoyed our stay very much.

We had a nice stay at the apartment which was well located close to two metro stations and in walking distance of la Rambla. It was peaceful and quiet inside and we didn't hear noise from any other apartments. It's a good place to base yourself for a stay in Barcelona. We enjoyed our morning smoothies at the local coffee bar that was recommended to us by the helpful apartment manager Anna who also sent us other recommendations of things to do over the Easter weekend. We had a slight issue with the bathroom door which locked itself when we closed, but we managed to unlock it. The management company have taken our feedback on board to avoid this happening to future visitors.

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!

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