Experience exquisite design a few steps from Las Ramblas! You won’t find a better guarantee for a fantastic stay in Barcelona, than at this superb 4 star Top Secret Hotel just off the famous Las Ramblas. Settled on a quaint residential street in the picturesque Gothic Quarter, this charming hotel is housed in an authentic 19th century building and features contemporary design and details within. The complementary contrast between the historical façade and the modern aesthetic of the interiors is a reflection of the neighbourhood and provides a comfortable and unique atmosphere for guests.
When you’re not busy exploring the many cultural treasures around Barcelona, sampling the local cuisine or shopping for local designers, the property boasts a tranquil terrace for relaxing on with friends and loved ones, as well as an outdoor swimming pool open during the summer months. Each guest room and suite contains an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and double glazed windows to ensure a peaceful nights rest; additionally there is a plasma screen television, complimentary toiletries, mini bar and hairdryer.
The Gothic Quarter (or Barrio Gotic) is a melting pot of fascinating trinkets and treasures for every type of visitor. If you prefer to spend your days lazing in tranquil plazas with an espresso or a locally brewed beer, you’ll find plenty here to choose from, such as the Placa Reial or Placa Sant Jaume. If instead you’d rather get a closer look at the history of the city and how the area has changed over the years, head to one of the nearby museums; Museum of the History of the City, Museum of the History of Cataluña or Archaeology Museum of Barcelona.
When you’ve visited enough museums or galleries for the day, it might be time for a tasty pick-me-up, in the shape of a glass of sangria or traditional empanada. The quiet backstreets are packed full of trendy bars and arty cafés to choose from. Some of our favourites include El Bosc de les Fades, a cosy grotto with fairy lights, bubbling water fountains and life-size trees; Els Quatre Gats, a famous cerveseria dating back to the 1890s; and El Armario, where you have to step through someone’s wardrobe in order to enter the bar!
The streets liven up even more when dark falls, and pleasure-seekers from all over the city flock to the multitude of bars and pubs to meet and mingle with new faces. Placa Reial is always bustling with activity, as the restaurants and bars spill out into the square so that diners can enjoy the warm evenings, stunning views and buzzing atmosphere. Restaurante Italian Rossini serves up some of the best Italian cuisine in the city in a rustic, cosy environment with exposed brick walls, romantic arches and live piano music. Don’t leave without having tried their specialty mascarpone cheesecake with red fruits.