THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMENS 13è Open Ciutat de Sant Cugat
From 10/30 to 11/05
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 25,000
Tournament location: Club Tennis Natacio Sant Cugat – Camí Crist Treballador s/n, Sant Cugat, 08173, Spain
How to arrive: The tennis club is far just 2.4 km and about 10 minutes driving from city center. Barcelona El Prat Intl Airport is located at less than 28 km from tennis venue (you will need a taxi drive of about 45 minutes)
Past champions: 2016 Arantxa Rus (Ned)
Entry list: Martina Trevisan (Ita) – Basak Eraydin (Tur) – Maria Teresa Torro Flor (Esp) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Daniela Seguel (Chi) – Lina Gjorcheska (Mkd) – Georgina Garcia Perez (Esp) – Andrea Gamiz (Ven) – Paula Badosa Gibert (Esp) – Melanie Stokke (Nor)
THE TOWN: Sant Cugat del Vallès (pop. 81,745 in 2010) is a town north of Barcelona in Catalonia. Known as Castrum Octavianum in antiquity it is named after Saint Cucuphas, who is said to have been martyred on the spot now occupied by its medieval monastery. The final part of its toponym, del Vallès, is a reference to the historical county where the town is situated, Vallès. The town’s other buildings include the School of Architecture of the Vallès and the Centre d’Alt Rendiment. Sant Cugat has become an affluent suburb of Barcelona due to its location (only 20 kilometres from the city), its natural surroundings, and its pedestrian shopping area. It also offers restaurants, a co ncert venue, two cinemas, and one large shopping centre. The town has its own train station with a direct metro connection into Barcelona city centre.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Monestir de Sant Cugat
- Ermita de Sant Medir
- El Pino de Xandri
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Aparthotel del Golf. Featuring free WiFi, air conditioning and private parking, this 3 stars hotel, rated 8.1 on Booking, is located just 11.3 km from Barcelona. Each unit has a private bathroom with a bathtub. Prices? From 97€ for a two-bedroom apartment with terrace suitable for 3 adults.
- Holiday Inn Express Sant Cugat. Located at 21 km from El Prat Barcelona airport this modern *** hotel, rated 8.2 on Booking, features free WiFi and parking on site, a lounge bar and a 24-hour front desk. Modern air conditioned rooms offer flat screen Tv, private bathroom and tea-coffee facilities. For a 20 mq2 double room you will pay 100€ per night with very good breakfast included.
- Hotel Sant Cugat. Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, 4 stars Hotel Sant Cugat offers accommodations is at just 11.3 km from Barcelona. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and a private parking. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and come with a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub. The daily price, for a 21 mq2 double room, starts from 106€ per night with free cancellation. Rated 8.5 on Booking!