Positioned on the 14th floor of the beautiful Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, Restaurante Palmer has an enviable viewpoint over Barcelona and Catalonia. Chef Lluís Benavent runs the kitchen offering a menu of fresh and high quality produce serving traditional dishes of with international touches.
They offer a Menú del Diá for 24 Euros offering 2 courses and a drink a superb touch for such a fabolous restaurant and perfect for business lunches.
Suggested dishes: seasoned mushroom croquettes, fried eggs with asparagus and ham, prawns and red tails Foie mi-cuit with figs wine and toast. Entrees like salads, vegetables and fettuccine are prior to the grilled meats and sea products, among which are the sticky rice and rossejat de fideos with lobster.
Its location opposite Fira Gran Via makes it perfect for lunches and events for anyone attending any of the major events that take place here such as the Mobile World Congress.
Address: Renaissance Hotel, Plaça Europa 50-52, L’Hospitalet 08902
Hours: 13:30 to 16:00 and 20:00 to 23:00
Avg. Price: 24€+
Cards: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Servired
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
The first records of the settlement date to the Neolithic era with artefacts showing human habitation in the Llobregat river area. Roman artefacts have been found dating to the 2nd century BC such as a funeral decoration representing the head of Medusa now in the archaeological museum of Barcelona. However it is not until the 10th century that written references to Provençana (the city’s original name) appear. The current name originates from the Catalan language and derives from a hostel next to the Church Saint Eulalia of Provençana (Santa Eulàlia de Provençana) used by pilgrims in the Middle Ages. The city retained the character of a village until the 19th century when the first textile factories were built causing a population boom. The 1960s and 1970s saw a second population boom, caused by immigration from poorer regions of Spain: however this was not matched by construction of the necessary amenities and it was only in the 1990s that public investment resulted in additional schools, leisure facilities and housing.
The Swedish painter and former anarchist, later convert to Islam, ‘Abd al-Hādī ‘Aqīlī, formerly known as Ivan Aguéli, died there, being killed by a train, in 1917.
The main reason people would choose to stay in this area is to attend a tradeshow or exhibition at Fira Gran Via, which was located in L’Hospitalet as part of the regeneration of the area.Read more