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

Leonardo Royal Hotel Barcelona Fira
Leonardo Royal Hotel Barcelona Fira
4 out of 5
Carrer dels Alts Forns, 40, Barcelona, 8038
The price is P6,491 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Popular attractions Port de Barcelona and Camp Nou ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (73 reviews)
"The hotel staff and installations are great. The rooms comfy and the breakfast buffet is incomparable. Just be aware is not in the downtown area and transportation can be a nuisance. The hotel staff is always ready to help, though. Kudos!"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Leonardo Royal Hotel Barcelona Fira
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 P8,593 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
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! (1,633 reviews)
"Nice hotel, practical shuttle service. Comfortable rooms and good restaurant."

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Barcelona Airport Hotel
Sercotel Rosellon
Sercotel Rosellon
4 out of 5
C/ DEL ROSSELLON 390, Barcelona, 08025
The price is P7,264 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the property condition in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Breathtaking views, friendly staff and great location."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Sercotel Rosellon
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.
Sonder Casa Luz
Sonder Casa Luz
3.5 out of 5
Ronda Universitat, 1, Barcelona, Barcelona, 08021
The price is P6,986 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Popular attractions Placa de Catalunya and Casa Batllo are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (156 reviews)
"Property was conveniently located, direct access to metro across the street. Front desk people very helpful Room was comfortable and relaxing"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Sonder Casa Luz
Citadines Ramblas Barcelona
Citadines Ramblas Barcelona
3 out of 5
La Rambla, 122, Barcelona, 08002
The price is P7,986 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the spacious ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,273 reviews)
"Fantastic location not at all noisy, great friendly and helpful staff, and usual Citidine Quality of apartment. Big Social area to enjoy free coffee etc where you can plan your day . Perfect location in the heart of las Ramblas, yet v private."

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Citadines Ramblas Barcelona
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Gran Vía Suites
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Gran Vía Suites
4 out of 5
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes, 454, Barcelona, 08015
The price is P9,527 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
Stay at this 4-star boutique aparthotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a cruise ship terminal shuttle, and concierge services. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,152 reviews)
"Great apartment for families and accessible location. The elevator is small so it’s harder if you travel with big luggages, and have the apartments on higher floors. Overall, our stay was great, and Andy was very helpful with directions and tips to tour Barcelona."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Gran Vía Suites
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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