Ariana Díaz Celma

What’s better than the smell of freshly baked bread? The architects of the Praktik hotels must have made themselves the same question when they joined forces with the Baluard bakery to open a hotel in Barcelona’s Eixample district. If you’re thinking what a loaf of bread and a night bar have to do with each other, drop by Calle Provenza 279. There you will find the new work by Lázaro Rosa-Violán, a more casual and relaxed project with a cafe and 74 rooms. The bakery, of course, is right at the entrance, next to the reception and the place is called Praktik Bakery Hotel.

Judging by the entrance, it could be just another of our favourite Baluard bakeries. The difference is that this one boasts a dining area inside where you can taste the delicacies made with wheat, spelt flour and other ingredients to make bread for everyone. The light, the wooden floors and furniture and a stunning walled fully lined with plants give warmth to the space and contrast with the glazed brick lining the entrance and the bar displaying bread loafs, croissants, homemade cakes and other delicacies.

However, the reception gives us the necessary hints to guess the building is a low-cost hotel with an eye for cool urban design. The hotel offers two types of double rooms, all with king-size beds, Wi-Fi and soundproofing walls. One night in the heart of Barcelona ??in one of the most comfortable and elegant neighborhoods of the city can be yours for less than 100 euros depending on the season.


  • Address: C/Provença, 279