Modernity and design 5 min from Sagrada Familia! – 4 star – Barcelona

Experience modernity and design 5 min from Sagrada Familia, with this exceptional secret hotel. The ideal hotel for tourists, guests are walking distance from Las Ramblas and the Picasso museum! Relax, after a busy day sightseeing, in the comfort of your spacious guest room with cable flat screen television, free internet access and a fully stocked mini-bar. There is also a daily housekeeping service to ensure rooms are kept to a high standard throughout your stay as well as a room service, dry cleaning and concierge.

The Sagrada Familia is Gaudi’s masterpiece, soaring above the centre of the city equally placed between the seashore and the mountains. Gaudi was a very religious man, and all his architecture reflects his celebration for nature. This is why the cathedral is only as high as the tallest mountain in Barcelona, because Gaudi did not want to exceed the limit set by God. A tour of this iconic building is necessary to appreciate its true grandeur, and the audio guide will shed light onto much of its meaning. In contrast, the city’s first Cathedral lies in the gothic quarter and can be entered for free early evening.

Picasso spent much of his youth in Barcelona, and the 4 Gats restaurant in the city is where he exhibited his works for the first time. This former hangout place of Picasso is beautifully decorated with original features and is underrated for its food. During the day there is a very reasonably priced set menu and in the evening there is live piano. It’s the perfect place to go after you’ve visited the Picasso Museum, as you’ll feel a new appreciation for walking in the steps of the great artist.

Las Ramblas is the busiest street in Barcelona, with ice cream sellers, pet stalls, caricaturists and street performers galore. Walk down the length of it until you reach the Columbus monument and then cross over to the marina. You can follow the path right round along the water until you reach the beach at Barceloneta. This beachside district has a completely different vibe to the old centre of the city, with swanky cocktail bars and nightclubs. When the weather permits, it’s a great place to catch some rays, take a dip in the sea and generally relax! You can take the cable car from here right up to the top of Montjuic, giving you sweeping views of the city and cutting out an otherwise long journey. At Montjuic you’ll be able to explore the castle and visit the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.