Would you like to stay in the apartments near Plaça Espanya? You can now check our deals in this famous corner of this beautiful Mediterranean city! Barcelona’s Plaça Espanya is the second biggest square in Spain, only after the one with the same name located in Madrid. It counts with a surface of 34.000 square metres and it’s considered to be one of the most important squares of Barcelona.
This famous plaza was built in 1929 for the World’s Fair of Barcelona, and it was designed by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The main characteristic of Plaça Espanya are its two big Venetian towers, also built in year 1929. Its construction came with the ensemble of Montjuïc mountain, which also incorporated new elements, such as the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion and the Magic Fountain, a few years later.
If you stay in the apartments near Plaça Espanya, you’ll realise that it’s circular-shaped and that it is one of the most important traffic areas of the city: There converge some important avenues of the city, like Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and Avinguda Paral·lel. Besides, right in this same area you will find shopping centre Las Arenas, an ancient bullring restored into an area full of shops and restaurants.
Plaça Espanya is located in the neighbourhood of Sants, one of the neighbourhoods with a highest population density. During your stay in the apartments near Plaça Espanya, you’ll realise that there are many different types of neighbours in the surroundings. Thanks to the many outdoors parks (like the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial), as well as facilities where to find basic consumer goods, schools supermarkets, markets or metro stations, it is a perfect place to live.
This is why the neighbours of this area are usually families, and there are even some that have lived there through the decades and generations. Very close to the apartments near Plaça Espanya, you will be able to mingle with al sort of residents: young couples with or without children, retirees or professionals who need to travel all the time: in the area, you will find Sants station, one of the most important train stations of Spain.
As we mentioned, in the very same Plaça d’Espanya you will find one of the most peculiar shopping centres of Barcelona: Las Arenas. Located in the same plaza, this shopping centre took the space of an old bullring, but preserving its original oval structure and façade.
Las Arenas is a very modern shopping centre, since it was built very recently, in 2011. It’s formed by six floors, and it has a circular exterior terrace from where you can enjoy excellent views of the city and the Montjuic mountain.
If you want to move around during your stay in the apartments near Plaça d’Espanya around the neighbourhood of Sants, you can do so with the different metro stations of the green line, L3. The stations you will find in the area are Sants Station, Tarragona and Espanya.
It is very easy to arrive to Plaça d’Espanya. The neighbourhood of Sants has several metro stations that will quickly take you to the square. You can stop in station Espanya (red line, L1, and green line, L3), station Tarragona (green line, L3), or Sants train station.
Plaça d’Espanya is located at the foot of the Montjuïc mountain. This is why in the apartments near Plaça d’Espanya you will be very close to the main points of interest for kids in the area: The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, Cosmocaixa, the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion or the MNAC museum.
On one hand, you can visit the Cosmocaixa museums, where you will find several interesting exhibits about history and inventions (many of them for children), or the MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalonia), where you will be able to see modern paintings from the Gothic period or the collection Thyssen-Bornemistza. Besides, around the are you will also be able to visit the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, a building with a minimalistic architecture in a bucolic atmosphere in Montjuïc.
On the other hand, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is also a must-visit. Its show of lights and music takes place several days a week during the evening.
The surroundings of Plaça d’Espanya are of international tourist interest. This is why the culinary offer is made of international tastes. Here you have some recommendations to enjoy your time near Plaça d’Espanya:
• Ikibana Paral.lel, Avinguda Paral·lel, 148
Restaurant Ikibana Paral·lel is one of the most exclusive restaurants in Avinguda Paral·lel. With a fusion of Japanese and Brazillian cuisine, the restaurant offers a very sophisticated atmosphere, both in its decoration and the customer service.
Besides, during dinner you will enjoy the visit of a magician, who will perform some tricks to enliven your evening.
• Tickets, Avinguda Paral·lel, 164
Restaurant Tickets is managed by the Adrià brothers, the same ones who created the famous restaurant El Bulli, by Ferran Adrià. Also located in Avinguda Diagonal, here you will be able to try the most excellent Catalan cuisine, in its most creative side. A great recommendation!
• Pacífico y Sur, Carrer Vallhonrat, 19
Restaurant Pacífico y Sur will surprise you thanks to the originality of the dishes and tastes it can offer: An excellent fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food to make the delights of your palate.
We recommend you to try dishes like ceviche, Katsudon, the bonito ceviche Nikkei and the Skrei Chilean colour.
The club Under is one of the most famous of Barcelona due to the place’s history. With more than 20 years behind it, it is one of the most popular places to go out at night in Barcelona.
Club Under plays electronic music and it is opened until 6 am. As you probably know, the locals usually go to the club around 3 am and spend a big part of their evening in the bars nearby.
Club Tango is very close to metro station Urgell (L1) and it’s destined to a more adult audience. They play oldies from the 70s and 80s. A fun atmosphere!
During your stay in Barcelona, you must visit the most famous club in the city, Apolo. This club used to be a theatre and was remodelled as a dance hall. They play several types of music, from their famous Nasty Mondays and Crappy Tuesdays parties, when they play indie-rock music, to electronic music during the weekend, including some rumba nights.