Located in Barcelona’s fashionable shopping district this five star luxury hotel provides first class services and facilities from spa treatments to a Turkish bath and indoor pool. Guests can enjoy free internet access from the comfort of their rooms, as well as cable LCD television and climate control. For those travelling by plane, the hotel provides an airport shuttle service and should you wish to explore nearby towns and places of interest such as the Pyrenees or Sitges, there’s also a car rental desk. As you would expect from a hotel of this calibre, this deluxe property is perfect for both business and leisure travellers with an executive lounge, meeting rooms and a secretarial service on request. Snap up this superb opportunity in the heart of the city!
Barcelona, like many cosmopolitan cities, offers an eclectic mix of shops to suit all tastes. Of course you’ll find all the usual high street and designer stores such as H&M, Berskha, Burberry and Isabel Marant but also plenty of boutiques. Gentlemen should head to The Outpost in Gracia, which specialises in designer footwear and accessories in chic surroundings whilst foodies should pick up gourmet olive oil and fine wines from the Eixample delicatessen Colmado Quilez. Besides shopping, Barcelona is of course famous for its architecture. Wander through the small alleyways in the Gothic Quarter where you’ll see the remains of Roman ruins, poke your head in at the Palau de la Musica Catalana to catch a glimpse of the modernist décor or marvel at Barcelona’s answer to the London Gherkin with Jean Nouvel’s Torre Agbar. Of course, it’s the Gaudi architecture here that sees visitors returning again and again and you don’t have to look far to see some. Along Passeig de Gracia you’ll find Casa Milà and Casa Batlló but the real gem is the Sagrada Familia.
In the evenings, wander along la rambla and enjoy the street performers and bar touts luring you in with happy hour and tapas offers. If you’re keen to try lots of different dishes, head to a montadito bar where all the tapas is served on a slice of baguette with a cocktail stick through it. Each montadito costs around 1euro and you can help yourself from the buffet before the waiter will count your sticks up at the end of the night. For cocktails, Cocktail Bar Boadas is the most authentic bar around. Be adventurous and try the cocktail of the day!