Barcelona

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Modernist art and Gothic architecture create a stunning backdrop in the Catalan capital, where sublime food and a sophisticated nightlife scene await.

Cultured yet trendy, Barcelona is one of Europe’s great cities. The Mediterranean Sea is just minutes from the center, its streets are filled with Modernist and Gothic treasures and the food is simply divine. Shop in bustling markets, take a stroll through the old city, stay up late and party with the locals and visit one of the city’s many world-class museums and galleries.

Be wowed by Barcelona’s eye-catching collection of architecture. Start in La Rambla, the famous tree-lined pedestrian street, which features flower stalls, sidewalk cafés, creative buskers and interesting shops, before delving in to the labyrinthine alleys of the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter). Among the 14th-century buildings sit treasures such as the spectacular Santa Maria del Mar Church and the grand Barcelona Cathedral, where gargoyles peer down from the ornate façade.

Spend some time in the Museu d'Història de Barcelona. Its exhibits bring to life the city’s long history. The impressive building is located on Plaça del Rei, where concerts are often held.

It is impossible not to notice the artistry visible in Barcelona’s public spaces. Gaudí, Picasso and Miró have left their indelible marks on the Catalan capital in monuments including the fantastical twisting turrets of La Sagrada Familia cathedral and the fantastical modernist sculptures and mosaics adorning Park Güell. Barcelona-born Joan Miró is honored in the Fundació Joan Miró while Picasso’s works are on display at the Museu Picasso.

To enjoy Barcelona’s nightlife like a true local, don’t even consider going out until midnight. Start with a late dinner in one of the city’s fabulous restaurants. Opt for acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants or venture into El Born to find tiny tapas bars heaving with hip locals. Discover everything from jazz venues to nightclubs pumping out techno, or sip cocktails in alfrescobars.

Barcelona is one of Europe’s aviation hubs and welcomes flights from around the world. Explore the city on foot to really soak up the architecture and get to know the locals. Among the best places to people-watch are at the city’s busy markets such as La Boqueria.

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Where to stay in Barcelona

Rialto
Rialto
3 out of 5
Carrer de Ferran, 40-42, Barcelona, Barcelona, 8002
The price is P3,579 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
P3,579
per night
5 Dec - 6 Dec
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (238 reviews)
"I love the smell of the lobby . the staff in reception should have an smile but all of then male except Cristina (manager) is very professional and smiling for all of them . help me a lot even in my room was noisy because the construction of another facility every day and she offer me to change room ..."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

Rialto
Hotel Colón Barcelona
Hotel Colón Barcelona
4 out of 5
Avenida Catedral, 7, Barcelona, 08002
The price is P9,620 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
P9,620
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,008 reviews)
"excellent"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Hotel Colón Barcelona
Barcelona Airport Hotel
Barcelona Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Plaza de la Volateria, 3, Poligono Mas Blau, El Prat de Llobregat, 08820
The price is P5,900 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec
P5,900
per night
10 Dec - 11 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in El Prat de Llobregat. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,455 reviews)
"The hotel was good, near to the Airport, shuttle every 20 min, clean, quiet and convenient"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Barcelona Airport Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aparthotel BCN Montjuic
Aparthotel BCN Montjuic
3 out of 5
Carrer de Sant Fructuos, 64-74, Barcelona, 8004
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (375 reviews)
Great for families
"We stayed here with 2 young kids and so the in-unit laundry was amazing. There was also a kids play area in the hotel, but we were so busy because there were so many parks and stuff to do within walking distance."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Aparthotel BCN Montjuic
Duquesa Suites
Duquesa Suites
4 out of 5
Plaça Antonio López, 5, Barcelona, 08002
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (656 reviews)
"Great!"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Duquesa Suites
Sensation Sagrada Familia
Sensation Sagrada Familia
4 out of 5
Carrer del Rossello 380, Barcelona, 08025
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (961 reviews)
"Near to the Sagrada Familia. The Dryer is weak."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Sensation Sagrada Familia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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