Art lovers should look no further than this four star Secret Hotel, ‘The biggest room in a cultural and leisure area’, located just minutes from Montjuic hill, which is home to the Miro museum and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Inside each spacious guest room you’ll find modern décor with cable LCD television, a sofa bed, living area, separate hanging closet and a hydroshower. Elsewhere in the property you can relax and unwind in the indoor pool, sauna and fitness center, and if you’re really wanting to ease off any stress, why not book a massage? Business guests are also right at home here, as the hotel offers meeting rooms, an exhibition room and a banqueting centre.
Montjuic is perhaps best known for its free magic fountain show in the evenings, where visitors can watch the stunning fountains come to life with lights and music. Grab a glass of sangria from the kiosk and cuddle up with a loved one, or take the kids to see a bit of magic during their trip! In the day time, the hill is a cultural hub, with the museum of ethnology, the Miro museum and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya all located here. Other sites of interest include the botanical gardens, a 17th century castle at the top and Poble Espanyol, a small village constructed for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929, which showcases typical Spanish architecture.
If you’re keen for a day trip, Plaça d’Espanya is located close by with trains going to nearby towns and villages. Montserrat is perhaps the most popular destination for tourists- a stunning monastery sat atop a mountain with views as far out as the Island of Mallorca. Catch a morning train and be sure to pack a picnic as the cafes there are not great! You’ll be able to wander around the monastery and see the famous black Madonna sculpture before enjoying the national park that surrounds it. Keen hikers will enjoy some of the more challenging routes, but there are also flatter pathways where visitors can enjoy the stunning vistas and find a relaxing spot to enjoy lunch.
Barcelona’s nightlife is world renowned, and whether you want to dance the night away at super clubs such as Razzmatazz, or enjoy a sophisticated cocktail at the W hotel there really is something for everyone. Those looking for some cultural entertainment should find time to watch a concert at the modernist Palau de la Musica Catalana.