With its location overlooking the sea and boasting a rich historical and cultural heritage, Barcelona is an iconic symbol of the Mediterranean way of life. The Catalan city is a popular destination for all kinds of travellers: from those looking to enjoy a city break to families and groups in search of a fun holiday, couples, culture vultures and shopaholics.
Barcelona is known for its architectural wonders. Creative landmarks like the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera attract millions of visitors every year, but that's not all this exciting city has to offer. Here, quaint bohemian neighbourhoods coexist with a thriving cultural and nightlife scene which is complemented by the city's cosmopolitan vibe, which offers fantastic opportunities for shopping, people watching, and for sampling Mediterranean cuisine.
Barcelona's most well-known landmark is the Sagrada Familia, an imaginative architectural creation that is served by 2 underground lines. Other Gaudi masterpieces, like La Pedrera, Casa Batllo and Palau Guell can be easily reached by public transport too as they all are within a 10-minute walk from the underground station at Placa Catalunya. From this station, visitors can reach the Gothic Quarter: a maze of narrow alleys packed with shops, bars and restaurants. A short distance away are the city beaches, which run for nearly 4 miles and are perfect for an evening stroll anytime of the year.
After a day out and about, there's nothing more rewarding than sampling the best of the local cuisine at top venues like 7 Portes (one of the city's oldest restaurants located near the harbour) or going for a tapas dinner at Boqueria Market. Afterwards, follow up with a drink at one of the city's cocktail bars like Rubi (in the Gothic Quarter) or Mirablau, which offers panoramic city views.
Our range of 4 star hotels in Barcelona combines fine amenities with an excellent location. For example, Hotel Ilunion Barcelona is located in the trendy neighbourhood of Poble Nou and offers easy access to the waterfront and to many bars and nightclubs as well as a rooftop pool with sea views and a fully equipped gym. Another popular option is Vincci Gala, a boutique hotel with a central location only a few minutes' walk from the Gothic Quarter. This hotel is housed in a splendid 19th-century building that features a peaceful terrace, a lounge bar and spacious rooms with charming city views.
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