The Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) is the historical heart of Barcelona. It covers a rectangular area from Plaça de Catalunya in the north up to Muelle de Bosch i Alsina and Plaça de l’Odissea in the south. It is one of the most touristic areas of the city due to its narrow alleys, its old buildings and its lively squares. It is home to the Cathedral of Barcelona, the Plaça de Sant Jaume, Dalí Museum, the town hall, the Plaça Reial and the Basilica de la Mercé, apart from many other sights of interest.
The university of Pompeu Fabra is located at the Gothic Quarter next to Plaça de la Mercé. Even though it does not have its own subway station, it does have a bus stop instead (Plaça de la Mercé) where you can catch bus line 120.
The main building of the University of Barcelona is not too far away. You can get there within 13 minutes from Jaume I. Transport connections to the university area with its two campus of the Polytechnical University of Catalonia are excellent. You can easily get there by subway within 22 minutes from Liceu (line 3).
FLATS FOR STUDENTS IN THE GOTHIC QUARTER
Looking for accommodation at the Gothic Quarter is an excellent idea, no matter if you are studying at Pompeu Fabra, the University of Barcelona or the Polytechnical University. The central location and its lively atmosphere are two of its main perks. Even though it is a popular and very demanded area, it does have a wide choice of accommodation. Uniplaces owns more than 500 fully-equipped student rooms in this neighborhood. There are rooms available with single beds or double beds in shared flats or in cozy and independent studios for those who prefer to be on their own.
Due to its irregular streets, there are only subway stations and bus stops at the borders of the Gothic Quarter.. You will find a station called Liceu (line 3) at La Rambla and another one called Jaume I (line 4) just next to Plaça de Ángel. Most of the bus stations are located at La Rambla (lines 59, V13, N9, N12 and N15) and at Vía Laietana (lines 45, N8, V15 and V17). You can get to Plaça de Catalunya and to Sagrada Familia from the Gothic Quarter within 15 minutes by public transport. You can also get to Sants train station (with a direct connection to the airport) within 20 minutes.
Uniplaces is creating a trusted brand for students everywhere. We believe in making finding accommodation better. We want students to have a great experience when they book a place, when they move in, and every day that they spend there. At the same time, we're always looking for trustworthy landlords who can help us deliver this great experience. We've moved the whole process of finding, choosing and booking online. It's our way of turning an old-fashioned market upside-down. It's our way of changing the world.
At Uniplaces we make the process of booking an apartment as easy as possible for both tenant and landlord.
That's why we have our own team of professional photographers that verify our properties and pick our landlords carefully in order to save time on viewings: we think it’s old-fashioned and time-consuming.
You can look at forty different apartments on our platform in the same amount of time that it takes to see a room.
The pictures you see here haven’t been photoshopped, so they’ll be really accurate.
If you’ve still got any doubts, we’ll keep the money that you transfer us until 24h after your move-in date.
If something’s not exactly what you saw online, we’ll help you move somewhere else and return your money.
We can only give you the contact details of your landlord after your booking is accepted. But we can guarantee that Uniplaces chooses the landlords it works with very carefully.
Besides, we’ve had students whose favourite part was living with a local!
Landlords and host families can be great city guides, help you out with translations and even become your friends.
As soon as your booking is accepted, you're given the landlord’s contact details. Then, you can discuss all details directly with them, such as when you’ll be moving-in.
Students move in and out at different times, so your flatmates might change during your stay.
It’s a great opportunity to make new friends!
We personally speak to students who we place in Uniplaces apartments and are sure we will find the right place for you as well!
At the bottom of the property page, you have a calendar where you can see the availability of that room/apartment, according to the landlord.
But if you’re still unsure about that we’re happy to help.
Tell us your move-in and move-out dates and we will double-check if the place is available for you!
There are two different types of deposits: the Holding and Security deposits.
By clicking on “Deposit” at the bottom of the offer page you will get more information about each type of deposit.
In general, the deposit is paid to cover for any potential damages that may occur during your period of stay or will be used as rent compensation in case you leave earlier than originally planned.
If no damages occur and you leave on the agreed move-out date, your deposit should be refunded by the landlord in a way you both agree on.