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Barcelona highlights

A trip to Barcelona contains everything you could wish for a few days of getaway. Stunning architecture, rich culture, great shopping, world-class football matches, a lot of charming boutique hotels in all price ranges, tapas bars in every corner, a bustling nightlife and 4 km long beaches.

Gaudi

The stunning architecture of Antoni Gaudi can be viewed on so many places around Barcelona and some of his master pieces includes Sagrada Familia, probably Gaudi’s s greatest work. Park Guell, a magical park with sculptures, mosaic, tile work and a nice view of Barcelona. Another one is Casa Batlló, a fairy tale house and a metaphor for the legend of Saint George and the dragon.
La Pedrera is a magnificent building with its rolling forms similar of the waves of the ocean.

Gothic quarters

Get lost in the winding narrow lanes of the Gothic Quarters, next to the famous La Rambla. It is a must place to visit in Barcelona. The area is full of history, to the secluded medieval alleyways to the charming little squares and there are plentiful tapas bar in every lane. The little square called ‘plaças’” are a fantastic place to relax in and admire the classic architecture.

El Born

Our favorite neighborhood in Barcelona. Here you will find plenty of cafes and restaurant, and El Borns’s Passeig de Born is a nightlife spot in Barcelona with many nice bars. For art lovers there is the charming Picasso Museum and you are close to the beach, the Gothic quarters and La Rambla.

Modernist architecture in Eixample

Take a long walk in Eixample, perhaps from the Sagrada Familia to the other end of the neighborhood. The architecture is what brings so many tourists and locals to Eixample, many of Gaudi’s buildings and other stunning modernists structures are to be find here.

Beaches

When the heat is on in the summer head down to the beach in Barcelonetta and Sant Sebestia, both are next to the old fisherman’s quarter where you will find a lot of cafes, bars and beach clubs. You can also go surfing and SUP.

Tapas

In every corner of Barcelona you can find a tapas bar. Tapas is the small dishes of food that can cover anything from a plate of olives or almonds to deep fried baby squids. The best tapas are often served in a very crowded bar and you eat tapas most of the time standing. The different tapas are often displayed in glass cabinets along the bar disk.

Market

A visit to a market is a delightful experience and the most famous is La Boqueria Market, near La Rambla. You will find the different food be presented in very inspiring ways and around the market there are several places to feast on tapas.

Montjuïc Hill

Take the cable car from the harbour and up to Montjuïc Hill to enjoy the incredible views of the city, both from the tram and the hill. You can visit the Miro museum – Fundació Joan Miró which offers an overview of the landscapes of Joan Miró’s art and life with over 14 000 pieces, enjoy the beautiful gardens, Montjuïc Castle and Font Màgica.

Museum

Barcelona has a great variety of wonderful museums. There are such classics as the Picasso Museum and Fundació Joan Miró,, MNAC One museum with 1,000 years of art, Camp Nou, the museum and backstage areas of the famous FC Barcelona!, MEAM (Museo Europeu d’Art Modern) presents contemporary figurative art and many others.
Buy the Barcelona Pass and get free entry to over 20 top attractions museums and monuments, including a free hop-on-hop-off bus tour.

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Hotel tips

Hotel Brummel
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Hotel Brummell

Hotel Brummell is an urban oasis created by friends.We are a 20 room hotel in Poble Sec, Barcelona. We love our city and our neighbourhood. We adore the mountain next door. Please, go out and enjoy, and come back and relax.

Casa Bonay
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Casa Bonay

Casa Bonay is a hotel set up in a neoclassical building from 1869 in the center of Barcelona. We have restored everything from the floors to the ceilings so you can experience Barcelona as we have.

Praktik Rambla
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Praktik Rambla

Situated on the central, tree-lined Rambla Catalunya, this boutique hotel is set in a stunning 19th-century palace. It maintains authentic features such as Baroque-style columns and colorful ceramic floors.

The chic rooms at the Praktik Rambla feature a minimalist design and come with air conditioning. They also include free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom, decorated with striking green tiles.

Praktik Vinoteca
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Praktik Vinoteca

In the heart of Barcelona, less than half a kilometer from Plaza Catalunya, Praktik Vinoteca hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Universitat Metro Station is a 7-minute walk away.

Praktik Vinoteca has a terrace where you can enjoy a glass of wine served by the on-site wine expert, who can tell you about local wines and their history.

Generator Barcelona
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Generator Barcelona

You’ll find Generator Barcelona, hotel and hostel, in the buzzing district of Gracia. The hostel’s just a short walk from Gaudi’s iconic Casa Batllo apartments. The interiors showcase a mix of styles and include an oversized wooden birdcage, a winding staircase and a mezzanine chill-out lounge.

Feast on local delicacies in our bar and lounge, which is decked out in ornate Hungarian concrete floor tiles and earthy raw metals and woods, and if you’re looking for a little more luxury, Generator Barcelona also offers terrace rooms and a penthouse apartment in the hotel with mind-blowing panoramic views of one of Europe’s best-looking cities. So much more than just a hostel!

Deco Born
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Deco – Born Studios

Located in a 19th-century building and set just off Passeig del Borne, Rec Studios Barcelona – Decimonónico are 200 m from the Picasso Museum. Each of these stylish studios comes with free Wi-Fi.

The air-conditioned studios maintain charming original features such as beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls. All have a sofa, TV and a small kitchenette with a fridge, coffee machine and kettle.

The surrounding Borne district has a varied selection of cafés and restaurants. There are also shops within 100 m of the Rec Studios Barcelona; and a bar on the ground floor of the building.

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