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To stay in our hotels Yurbban Trafalgar and Yurbban Passage is to stay in one of the most centric areas from Barcelona city. In the town hall website you will find the explanations for the origin of Barcelona street names, and Trafalgar Street, according to the gazetteer is named for the British battle. It is […]

 

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Did you know?… In 2016, the unemployment rate in Catalonia was at 14.85% (558.000 people). 23.5% of Catalans are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. In Catalonia, there are currently 12,000 homeless people. In the province of Barcelona, there are an estimated 3,395 homeless people. Out of these, 900 live in the streets and […]

 

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Diego Sampere mixes sand and water with his hands and then molds it to give life to delicate pieces of design. The fusion of traditional craftsmanship with the current design of the hand of a young Catalan artist. The balance between materials and design The scenery in front of us is Diego surrounded by infinite […]

 

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Antonio Yranzo, sculptor He is the artist who will create one of the sculptures of the Yurbban Passage Hotel. Antonio lets himself be surrounded by nature as he listens to it in order to give shape to the wood he works with. He creates a speech, sculpts and polishes it to then present it to […]

 

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WE LOVE FRIENDS! «Do you remember…? » This is probably the most repeated sentence we say to our friends when we go traveling and remember our adventures while we laugh. Sharing is caring and it makes a difference, and if it is with your best friend, much better! This post is especially dedicated to friends […]

 

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You will find our Hotel side to side to one of the passages related to the economic and textile history of the city, the Manufatures Passage created in 1878. With love for what is local and with an international vocation. Same family as Yurbban, but with a unique personality and a superior category. A wide […]

 

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«What would be Barcelona without Flax & Kale?» Asks Magali Dalix, a recognized athlete and trainer, confident vegetarian and cold-pressed juices devotee from Teresa’s Juicery. And her comment is so true. «Where were we going before Flax & Kale?» She adds. In 2011, Teresa Carles restaurant (in Jovellanos Street) got a place in our hearts […]

 

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Three awesome suggestions to enjoy Barcelona museums and galleries From May 25th art and exhibit lovers and people you wouldn’t usually find in museums will have a thing in common: the David Bowie exhibit in Barcelona. The renowned British artist, creator of the Ziggy Stardust alter ego, has been and still is one of the […]

 

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Nice weather is here and so are the Festival events. In addition to Primavera Sound Festival, there is this inescapable appointment: the Sónar Festival. June 15th, 16th and 17th, the whole city will become Sónar. From its beginnings in the early 90’s, this is a project that supports innovative, experimental and electronic music. But Sónar is not […]

 

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A guy is having a Cola while his longboard is resting on the wall, he’s gonna use it to travel around the city in a moment. This picture could be a postcard from the 50’s, but it is actually happening in downtown Barcelona in the twenty-first century, at Yurbban Trafalgar, with the brand we have selected […]

 

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When we travel we like to enjoy genuine places. The Yurbban philosophy ‘Live as a Native‘ tries to transmit precisely this essence, travelling and discovering places through their people and the unique gastronomy of the different places. In some cities there are some of those charming shops from another time. In Barcelona you will find […]

 

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If you follow us on social media, you’ll see how important music is in Yurbban. We believe that without music, life would definitely be different and so much boring. And because we love it, during this month we will recommend you music groups playing in our city. Follow us and don’t miss it! Furthermore, in […]

 

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Last year, Yurbban Hotels collaborated with these two associations by donating 1% of the profits from each booking. Two separate projects created to help integrate children with physical and/or mental disabilities into society. With the ASPASIM Foundation, we helped made orthopaedic moulds for children with mobility difficulties. The following semester, our aid went to the […]

 

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Lolea is fun and happiness with friends and family. Lolea is summer, picnics, parties and friendship. The Lolea team has a very clear idea for putting a new spin on the Spanish tradition of drinking sangria, with everything that ritual implies and the good atmosphere that goes with it. To extol its character and personality, […]

 

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We want travellers to experience the city like a native not only when they venture out. We are also committed to promoting local talent, producers and cuisine. Pieces created by and for the hotel, like the solid wood table in the lobby at Yurbban Trafalgar hotel made by a joiner in the Empordà region and […]

 

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Yurbban was started in Barcelona as a way to unite the concept of urban tourism with the essence of what is local, authentic, unique. Hotels designed so you enjoy your stay in the heart of the city, with the utmost comfort and relaxation. Barcelona is magical, full of life and colour. It is something you […]

 

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Yurbbaners are curious by nature and make our way around the city every day. Slowly but surely. We consider ourselves inquisitive. We want to be up on the latest of what’s going on in the world around us. This pace and our concern for the environment means we have to choose a quick, elegant, comfortable […]

 

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Maians shoes take their inspiration from the neighbourhood of the Barceloneta. Founded by three partners from different countries united by a shared vision: to create a line of footwear made in Spain that reflects the Barcelona lifestyle and is imbued with the soul of the shoe shop. Shoes and trainers made by hand with traditional […]

 

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When we were opening our first Yurbban Trafalgar hotel, inspired by our commitment to local artistic talent, we decided to get in touch with Softheads. We wanted the walls of our rooms to feature a decorative element from a Barcelona-based artist. And so, we commissioned Sergio Roger to create and personalise the dogs that bring […]

 

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The hour has been changed, the spring is here and the parks of the city start to get full. At Yurbban we love Barcelona and to explore all its possibilities, that is why we have done a selection of parks for you to choose the want you like to do a picnic, spend the afternoon […]

 

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A lot of travellers the first thing we do when arriving to a new city is going to one of its markets. There is nothing we can think to be more #Liveasanative than going to this places. They are cultural heritage, they show us the place’s gastronomy, the seasonal products and we learn from their people. Not […]

 

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Barcelona’s Anecdotary could be explained as a collection of moments and places form the city of Barcelona that no one knows. It is a book that can be found in any bookshop and its authors: Roser Messa, writer and Pep Brocal, illustrator, decided to “rescue some improbable events that normally pass unnoticed for us” and that […]

 

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“Barcelona is yours take it!”. This is written in the map we have at the reception of the Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel. Living us a native and experiment the true Barcelona is one of our goals. That is why we like to highlight some spots in our blog that also are recommended in the map, just because […]

 

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Barcelona is world famous for its jewels of Modernist architecture and of course Gaudí. But did you know that the Ciutat Comtal also plays host to a vibrant urban art scene? If you’re looking for something a bit off the beaten track, a street art safari may be for you. If you have some good […]

 

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“Grow a beard”, they said. “You’ll see how comfortable it is”, they said. A grave mistake. It’s Marc fault for trying to convince me that his thick beard is a flirting magnet. Well, his fault and that of a few too many Thursday night drinks at Heliogàbal. When my spirits are raised I always end […]