Hotel SB Plaza EuropaCalle Ciències 11-13, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fira Barcelona, Placa d'Espanya, and Magic Fountain of Montjuic. Camp Nou and National Art Museum ...
Enjoyed the pool and gym. Breakfast was pretty good. Shopping close by and Metro about 1/2 mile away.
W BarcelonaPlaça Rosa dels Vents, 1, Barcelona 5.0 out of 5.0
Located in Barceloneta, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of San Sebastian Beach and Barceloneta Beach. Palau de ...
Fabulous place to visit . Great hotel / food / art. Easy to get around city. People friendly . Felt safe .
Hotel Colon BarcelonaAvenida Catedral, 7, Barcelona 4.0 out of 5.0
Overlooking Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter, this traditional hotel is a short walk from Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas, and one kilometer from the beaches. ...
Simple, quiet clean room, polite and helpful staff and puts you in an ideal spot to explore Barcelona.
Hotel JazzPelayo 3, Barcelona 3.0 out of 5.0
Built in 2004, this chic contemporary hotel lies in Barcelona's popular Golden Triangle district, situated 200 metres from La Rambla and 17 kilometres from the ...
Arrived early from cruise ship and our room was ready! Wonderful staff, very accommodating.
Hotel Barcelona UniversalDel Paral.lel, Del 76-78, Barcelona 4.0 out of 5.0
This 167-room Barcelona hotel on Avenida Parallel is less than 1 kilometer from the Maritime Museum, La Ramblas and Old Town. The Paralel metro station is in ...
We were welcomed at reception and treated like family from the entire staff at The Barcelona Universal Hotel. The location is a short walk to the Metro and not far from the main attractions of Barcelona. I would stay at this hotel again and would highly recommend.
Oriente AtiramLa Ramblas, 45, Barcelona 3.0 out of 5.0
Located on Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas boulevard only a 2-minute walk from the Liceu Metro Station, the Oriente Atiram Hotel is a convenient base for reaching ...
I spent two days after cruise. Good location. The room is a little bit small. But for a short stay, it worked just fine.
Barcelona Airport HotelPlaza de la Volateria, 3, El Prat de Llobregat 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Fira Barcelona, Casa Batllo, and Palau de la Musica Catalana. Placa d'Espanya and Magic Fountain ...
Everything is great, modern rooms. But the staff failed to execute the wake up call for an early flight.
Majestic Hotel & Spa BarcelonaPasseig De Gracia, 68, Barcelona 5.0 out of 5.0
This hotel is located on Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample district, 2 blocks from Gaudí's La Pedrera and 1 kilometer from Barcelona's markets and galleries ...
Stayed here many times and always enjoy. Perfect service, nice location for walking, very comfortable and silent rooms. Well appointed, with lovely breakfast.
Barceló RavalRambla del Raval, 17-21, Barcelona 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in El Raval, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sant Pau del Camp, Las Ramblas, and Gran Teatre del Liceu. Palau Guell and Barcelona Cathedral ...
Fantastic stay. Very comfortable. Just great. Would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone
Hotel EuroParkAragó, 323-325, Barcelona 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated in the L'Eixample District of Barcelona, this hotel is 4 blocks from Casa Batlló and 9 blocks from Sagrada Família. Palau de la Música Catalana is 2 ...
Great help from staff, buy a T-10 Metro/train ticket (but not at airport --buy at an in-town station--then it's good for your return to the airport)...A t-10 can be used by more than one person, also. Just mentioned it was our 50th year or marriage, and--boom--a bottle of cava was sent up to our ...
Ramble along La Rambla or hit the beach in Barcelona
From the soaring towers of the Sagrada Familia to its easily accessible Mediterranean beaches, Barcelona is a city unmatched by its European neighbors. The core of Barcelona is small enough to see on foot, and vibrant enough that you'll want to soak it all in from street level, so bring your best walking shoes, prepare to stay up late and keep your camera charged.
Things to do
Antoni Gaudi is one of Spain's most recognized architects and a famous proponent of Catalan Modernism. Barcelona holds his best work, and you can see most of it in an afternoon. The first and most important stop on your list is the Sagrada Familia, an elaborate church covered in peaks and spikes. Sagrada Familia has been under construction since 1882 and is scheduled to be finished during the first third of the 21st century. The building's organic-looking towers and dizzying visual effects are unparalleled.
Park Guell and Casa Batllo are Barcelona's other Gaudi musts. Park Guell is a sprawling public park full of stunning buildings, sculptures and tiles designed by Gaudi. The architect's former home is among them. Casa Batllo, a residence on Passeig de Gracia, features a macabre skull-and-bones motif in its pillars and balconies.
La Rambla is the major street of central Barcelona, and it's crowded day and night with visitors and locals. The street is lined with shops and restaurants, and people can be found patronizing them, socializing and just hanging around here at all hours. The city's Barri Gotic, or old Gothic Quarter, borders La Rambla to the east and the lively El Raval Quarter to the west. La Boqueria market is Barcelona's largest and oldest public market, and this palace of gastronomic delights can be reached from La Rambla too.
Barcelona has four main beaches, all of which are minutes from the city center. The beaches comprise a 4.2-mile stretch of sand and tend to be more crowded on the end closest to La Rambla. Adventurous visitors can sail, surf and windsurf along Barcelona's shore, and if you need a little pick-me-up, there are plenty of lively restaurants abutting the beach.
Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) is located about eight miles southwest of the city, and is the main airport of Catalonia. Eurail also services the city, and trains depart from the gorgeous Barcelona Sants rail station at a steady pace throughout the day. Driving to the city is great if you know the area, although parking within crowded Barcelona can be tricky at times. If you're staying somewhere else on the Mediterranean before arriving here, there are many options to travel to the city by boat. This method takes a little longer, but it's an incredible experience to wake up to the sunrise over the azure ocean.
Once you reach Barcelona, don't be afraid to take advantage of the city's excellent public transportation system. The Metro de Barcelona is fast, efficient, modern and extremely safe. Announcements are generally made in both Spanish and English, and the ticket price is based on what zone of the city you're traveling to.
Where to stay
The area around La Rambla has many hotels, but can be a bit crowded and expensive during its peak season. If you're traveling to Barcelona in the less-crowded fall or winter, when temperatures cool slightly, La Rambla becomes a much more attractive home base. The nearby Raval district is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in which to stay. Wherever your Barcelona hotel is located, be sure to get out and enjoy the city's Catalan culture as much as possible. Become one of the colorful crowd on La Rambla Boulevard and absorb the fantastic creative culture in the City of Barcelona.
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