As one of the most deluxe hotels in Barcelona, this is a deal not to be missed! This five star Secret Hotel overlooks the port and is just 5 minutes from las ramblas putting you in prime location for all sights and attractions. The hotel is serviced by 24 hour security and offers VIP services, laundry, tours and theatre reservations. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the fitness center, sauna, Jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool whilst a fully equipped business centre services those travelling for work. In the evenings, guests can dine in the decadent Mediterranean restaurant before heading out to enjoy the nearby cocktail bars and nightlife.
Las ramblas is Barcelona’s most famous street, lined with shops such as Nike and Desigual as well as an abundance of tapas bars, ice cream vendors and market stalls. Why not have your portrait drawn by one of the artists along here, or pick up a canvas of some of the city’s most famous landmarks? At night time, you’ll be offered lots of flyers for free club entry and drinks, so if you want to dance the night away it’s a good place to start for some inspiration and freebies. El bosc de les fades is located just off las ramblas by the wax museum, and is a great place to visit during the day or night. This fantasy café and bar has been decorated to look like a fairy forest, with trees and a little bridge over a fake river. Kids will love it here, so bring them during the day for lunch and try the homemade empanadas (Argentinian pasties), or explore it in the evening with a loved one or friends when it gets a bit livelier.
Barcelona is famed for it’s chocolate and there’s plenty of ways to indulge your sweet tooth here. Head to one of the cafes for chocolate and churros, a thick hot chocolate served with long sugary donuts to dip in, or take a tour of the chocolate museum. Since the cocoa bean was discovered in South America in the 15h century, it has played a key role in Spanish life and the museum can give you more understanding of how it benefitted Barcelona and Spain economically as well as how it’s turned into the delicious chocolate bars we know and love today. If you’re keen to bring some Catalan chocolate home, head to la boqueria food market where you can put together your own bag.