History & Neighbourhood

A house with a past


The doors of Casa Bonay first opened in 1869. The master builder Francisco Batlle designed a building with a neoclassical style façade and a multitude of architectural elements linked to masonry.




The Bonay family flourished in this peculiar setting. José Antonio continued the family business. Alfonso was a prominent bibliophile and archaeologist. Federico dedicated himself to politics and ended up as a consul in Brazil. And young Antonia married Carles Maní, collaborator of Gaudí and cursed artist.

147 years later, we open again the doors of the house, maintaining all the architectural elements and the most important structures to respect its original style.

Thus Casa Bonay will continue to be Casa Bonay forever.


Shall we go for a walk?


Casa Bonay is located in the middle of the Eixample Dret, one of the most iconic neighbourhoods of the city. Many of the main points of interest in Barcelona are concentrated nearby.

Our placement is very central. We are just a 10-minute walk away from the Gothic Quarter, El Born and Poblenou, and the beach is just a quick cycle ride away.

The Gothic Quarter is about much more than the history of our city. Its narrow streets and peaceful squares offer the best refuge you will find in the centre.

In El Born you can walk along some of the oldest streets. It’s a neighbourhood shut off from traffic where you can find all kinds of shops, bars and many spots to eat whatever you like.
Some of the most important technological companies of Barcelona can be found between the old industrial buildings of Poblenou. This is also were you will find all of the contemporary architecture and design.