Situated in the ideal location to enjoy all the very best of Barcelona’s sights and cultural highlights, this emblematic hotel in Las Ramblas is a fine choice for your stay in the city. Las Ramblas is the main boulevard running through the town centre, lined with traditional churros cafés, authentic restaurants serving local cuisine and many shops, museums and galleries. The property itself is a stone’s throw from all of this, as well as from the charming Gothic Quarter with its shaded cobblestone streets and historic architecture.
Whether you’re planning to stay for a weekend or the entire summer, for business or pleasure, you’ll find all the possible amenities you’ll need to ensure a successful and memorable time. For instance, the property provides a postal and fax service, luggage room, news stand, WiFi and air conditioning throughout. On top of the standard facilities, there is also a theatre reservation desk where you choose from seasonal listings for your perfect evening out, as well as a car rental desk if you plan to take day trips to surrounding towns and villages. Each of the spacious guest rooms is fitted with an en-suite bathroom, free WiFi, climate control and double-glazed windows, and some feature a private balcony.
Las Ramblas is the perfect place to be situated in order to orientate yourself around the entire city. Running through the heart of the centre, with the Gothic Quarter on one side, the Raval on the other, and Placa Cataluña at the very top, you’ll never have a dull moment in the whole of your stay. The boulevard itself has plenty to entertain, often frequented by incredible street performers and human statues which are free to watch and extremely popular with younger visitors! You can also get a close look at an original Joan Miro artwork, without having to pay entrance to a gallery(!), just outside the Liceu Theatre. The artist created part of the Ramblas with a circular mosaic design in his typical colours and shapes, and even signed the piece!
When you’ve ambled up and down the boulevard and started to feel a bit peckish, head into the St Josep Boqueria, located about halfway up the street. This partially covered food market is just as popular with residents of the city as it is a spectacle for the tourists, due to its reputation for the finest quality ingredients and delicacies ranging from exotic fruits to freshly-caught fish and gourmet chocolates. Nestled in between the various stalls are also sit-down eateries where you can pick up a quick and easy bite in the midst of the bustling atmosphere. Some favourites include the Rostisseria Ramon, which sells divine ready meals from fresh, local ingredients; El Quim de la Boqueria, a well-known, family-run tapas bar; and Bar Kiosco Moderno, for mouth-watering paella and tortilla.