Praktik Rambla is its own spectacular little 19th century palace on tree-lined Rambla Catalunya, one of the most beautiful and elegant streets in Barcelona. Representing one of the most emblematic buildings of Barcelona’s Eixample district, the Casa Climent Arola, was built at the beginning of the 19th century by Catalan architect Francesc de P. Villar i Carmona. The exterior of the Praktik Rambla is a blend of ionic columns sustaining the first floor balconies, and other Baroque-style elements.
The building was completely refurbished in 2009 when it was converted to a hotel, immaculately preserving many original elements such as original mosaic floors and high, moulded ceilings.
If there is one thing for which Barcelona is recognized worldwide, it is modenist architecture, a style that has characterized the city since the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, its most significant accomplishment being the Barcelona Universal Exposition in 1888.
Antoni Gaudi was without doubt the most important representative of modernist architecture, a genius of geometry and volume with an exceptional, creative capacity, who was especially inspired by nature. World-renowned works of art attributed to Gaudi include La Sagrada Familia, la Pedrera, la Casa Batlló and el Parc Güell.
Hotel Praktik Rambla is located right in the heart of the Eixample district, where the majority of Barcelona’s modernist buildings are to be found.
The hotel design and interior decor is the work of Lázaro Rosa-Violán, a prestigious, highly recognized interior designer, signature of some of the most fashionable restaurants, stores, and hotels in the world.