0.5 miles from city centre
Ciutat Vella (‘old city’) is comprised of several neighbourhoods - El Barri Gòtic, El Raval, El Born and Barceloneta (all detailed here in separate descriptions). As a whole, the district’s characteristic features are narrow, winding streets that reach from Las Ramblas to the coastline.
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0.4 miles from city centre
L’Eixample’s large, grid-like avenues (modelled after New York) are easy to navigate. Passeig de Gràcia (at the centre) is a tourist hot-spot, with Gaudí's Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, and Puig i Cadafalch's Casa Amatller in easy reach. Carrer Balmes is a safe and tolerant area for travellers of all persuasions.
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1.3 miles from city centre
There’s a youthful energy in this dynamic area. Plaça de la Virreina, Plaça del Sol and Plaça de Rius i Taulet, are charming squares to relax and people-watch. Take a stroll through Gaudí’s Park Güell, with its unusual architectural spaces that offer wonderful views of the city.
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1.4 miles from city centre
This district retains a lot of its traditional character. Tourist hot-spots surround Montjuïc Hill, next to Plaça Espanya. Visit the Joan Miró Foundation and Catalonia National Art Museum (MNAC) in the Palau Nacional. The 17th-century Montjuïc Castle stands on the hill, or enjoy the colours of the Magic Fountain below.
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1.7 miles from city centre
Accessible only via train or bus, this primarily residential district has a range of local restaurants. For families travelling with younger children, the CosmoCaixa science museum offers a range of exhibitions. At the furthest edge of the district is Les Planes, an outdoor picnic area.
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Cultures melt together in Barcelona, a lively metropolis of mesmerising architecture, medieval streets and top museums on the coast of Catalonia. Its most celebrated figure, Antoni Gaudí, takes all the credit for the city’s most outstanding monuments. From the twisting facade of stone-hewn Casa Milà to the monumental Sagrada Familia, the work of this world-famous architect can be found all over the city.
In the Gothic Quarter, you’ll find centuries-old tapas bars set among old haunts and a gargoyle-adorned cathedral. Fill up on staples like ground-beef stuffed croquettes and salt-cod fritters under this dramatic backdrop, and wash it all down with a glass of fruity Rioja. Nearby, an amble along the lively, tree-lined promenade of La Rambla will bring you to the coast, where the crowds start to thin out.
Find a slice of beach in Barceloneta or a shady patch of grass in Parc de la Ciutadella, and soak up the year-round sunshine. Alternatively, take a stadium tour of Camp Nou, or climb Carmel Hill for sweeping views and the iconic mosaics of Park Güell – another of Gaudí’s fantastical creations.
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|Most popular time to visit||July–September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||€ 10 = £8.43|
|Average weekend price||£91 per night|
|Average weekday price||£91 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
I loved Hotel Cortes in Barrio Gotic. It was perfect. Right in the center of everything. You had Ramblas on the right when you walked outside and Centro Cataluyna to your left with every shop and eating place just steps away. The Hotel staff was wonderful! Between Andres hospitality(don't let his serious demeanor distract you because as soon as you talk to him he's just the best!) to June's smiles and amazing cappuccinos I couldn't have asked for better. Yes this is not a "luxury" Hotel but OMG it is suuuuuuuuper clean, the staff does Everything to make your stay amazing, the rooms are super comfortable the hot showers are amazing because the shower pressure is great, and I absolutely love city views and life so the views were absolutely amazing looking down the Barcelona city streets. Yes at night it's a tad bit noisy but if you don't like the city don't stay in a city hotel lol Anyways, I will be back and I will be staying here. Love this city and the prices of the leather and clothes is unbeatable! Well, at least if you're from the states lol. Hope this helps!
Beautiful hotel, we arranged to stay here for my partners 50th birthday. Room was clean and the bathroom had the most stunning shower. Upon arrival we were early but this wasn't a problem as we were able to put our bags in safely until our room as ready. The staff were very polite and informative. We were offered a glass of cava, juice or water. The hotel breakfast is plentiful, although felt a little over priced, we only had this on the morning of my partners birthday. However the staff brought over a surprise glass of bubbly each and a cake with a candle, wishing him a happy birthday. Nice touch. The hotel is situated close to the harbour, with plenty of bars and restaurant. Easy walking distance to The Ramblers and many other attractions. The only downside was I did specify a room with a view, but a little disappointed with a view of scaffolding and two fully laden skips below due to next door renovations which was a little noisy early in the mornings. Overall I would definitely stay here again.
Best city in Spain. You can find mountains and see almost next to each other. The city contain a lot of sights, for example Sagrada Familia, Güel Park... Worth to explore it! The Hotels are quite expensive...You have to book a hotel/hostel in time (3-4 month before your trip).
I got sick at this apartment, because I was bite by a mosquito and bedbugs. My body was full of red bumps or wells zigzag pattern or a line. Those small red bumps surrounded by blisters or hives. Terrible?
Incredible Gaudi and Art Nouveau architecture. Tour the following for sure! - La Sagrada de Familia - Guell Park - Guell house (very close to hotel) - Other Gaudi buildings (at least look from sidewalk, not far from hotel) - Palau de la Musica (tour inside!) City bus tour to see more than just the area where you are staying to give you perspective and insight into other great parts of the city.
I'm in love with Barcelona! Me and my boyfriend even had a thoughts about move to Barcelona 😍 Everything in Barcelona is perfect - weather, people, sightseeing and especially architecture! You have to visit Barcelona even once in your life!
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