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Barcelona by Night Panoramic City Tour and Live Flamenco Show with Dinner
On this private chauffeur driven evening half day tour you will get an overview of the Cosmopolitan City of Barcelona by night and then dinner or drink only with a live Flamenco show... Read more...Tours in Cataluña

Barcelona, Spain - Travel & Accommodation Guide

La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi Cathedral, Barcelona, Catalonia (Cataluna) (Catalunya), Spain, Europe

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Barcelona - Capital of Catalunya and a place of constant fascination.  A mixture of modern, gothic and modernist, with wonderful architecture, museums, cathedrals and other places to visit.  Visit our photo galleries for more information on the available tourism options in this exciting city or read the featured travel articles below:
Travel Article: La Mercé Festival Of Barcelona
Spain: A Tale of Two Cities 
A Whistle-stop Tour of Barcelona, Spain
Monserrat Monastery (Monasterio de Montserrat) near Barcelona
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A Whistle-stop Tour of Barcelona, Spain  by Anne Sewell

Visiting Barcelona, with limited time?  There is so much to see in this fascinating city, which would normally take at least a week, but it is possible to see the major highlights in a couple of days too.  I would highly recommend the following:

The Gaudí masterpieces:

1.  Temple de la Sagrada Familia - or Temple of the Sacred Family - Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece and a must-see in Barcelona.  A fascinating combination of the original architects' vision (Martorell and De Villar), combined with the magic of Gaudí.  Unfortunately Gaudí passed away before the work was complete.  Construction still continues on this amazing building and your entry fee helps towards this.... Read more

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Best Western Hotel Alfa Aeropuerto, Barcelona
The Best Western Hotel Alfa Aeropuerto is located in Barcelona, Spain, two kilometers from Barcelona International Airport. Montjuic, the National Museum of Catalonia and Plaza d'Espanya are within five kilometers of the hotel. Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter are six kilometers away. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and select local attractions is available. The hotel serves buffet-style breakfasts daily. A la carte entrees, daily specials and a wine list are available in the Gran Mercat restaurant, which specializes in seasonal and international cuisines. Drinks and light snacks are offered in the lounge bar, which also features a television. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, sauna and fitness room with cardiovascular equipment. The hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access. Complimentary private parking is provided in the hotel's garage.
Hotel Ciutat Del Prat, El Prat De Llobregat, Barcelona
Hotel Ciutat Del Prat is located in El Prat De Llobregat, the industrial suburb of Barcelona, Spain. The hotel stands less than two kilometers from Barcelona Airport and offers complimentary pick-up and drop-off service. Among the nearby attractions, Placa de Sant Jaume, the famous Gothic Quarter square, is located seven kilometers from the hotel. Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic sports centre, also stands seven kilometers away. Hotel Ciutat Del Prat welcomes guests in a contemporary-style lobby featuring expansive ceilings and polished marble floors. Aiming to rejuvenate, the hotel offers a fitness center, sauna and indoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs. Sinfonia Restaurant serves specialty entrees in an elegant dining room furnished with antique-style furniture, white linens and chandeliers.
Tryp Barcelona Aeropuerto, Barcelona
The Tryp Barcelona Aeropuerto Hotel is situated next to Barcelona Airport, and one kilometre from the train station. Placa d'Espanya is 7.5 kilometres away, and the sights in Barcelona's centre are 15 kilometres from the hotel.  The modern hotel is decorated in a minimalist style, and offers complimentary shuttle transfers to and from Barcelona Airport. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge in the lobby, and a parking garage is available on site (surcharge). The hotel also offers a fitness centre.  Each morning a breakfast buffet is available for a surcharge. Restaurante Mediterraneo also serves lunch and dinner daily, and a lobby bar opens throughout the day. There are 205 air-conditioned guestrooms available at the Tryp Barcelona Aeropuerto Hotel, featuring contemporary decor with light colours and pale oak wood furniture. 
Avenida Diagonal (Diagonal Avenue) is the main avenue in Barcelona. Diagonal crosses the city, which gave it the name Diagonal, and reaches to the sea. There are many wonderful boutiques and shops to be found - a shopper's paradise.
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Hotel Derby Barcelona
One block from Plaza Francesc Macià and the chic shops of the Diagonal district, Hotel Derby is located two blocks from the trade fair centre and three kilometres from the Gothic Quarter. Local attractions include Gaudi's La Pedrera (Casa Mila) and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, both less two kilometres from the hotel. Las Ramblas Boulevard is two and a half kilometres away, and the Picasso Museum and the Joan Miró Foundation are three kilometres away.  For dining, Restaurant Epsom serves traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a local Catalan influence and is open for buffet breakfast, lunch and à la carte dinner. The restaurant boasts six original Joan Miró paintings on its walls. The Scotch Bar features an open fire and serves a wide selection of drinks and light snacks and the is also a bright coffee shop, used by locals and hotel guests alike, which serves teas, coffees, pastries, wines, and beers. The business centre offers complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access...
HCC Hotel Covadonga, Barcelona
The HCC Hotel Covadonga is located in the city center of Barcelona, Spain, along Avinguda Diagonal, the city's main thoroughfare. Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and Park Guell are within two kilometers of the hotel. The Gothic Quarter and the Picasso Museum are three kilometers away. Barceloneta Beach is four kilometers from the hotel.  Marble floors, decorative cornices and a sparkling chandelier complement the hotel's early 20th-century design. Buffet-style breakfasts and cafeteria services, including a full bar, are offered on site. Room service is also available.  Business amenities include functional suites, meeting rooms and complimentary wireless Internet access. Discounted admission to a nearby fitness center, and laundry and dry cleaning services are available. 
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona
The high-rise Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I is located in Barcelona, Spain, within two kilometres of Camp Nou stadium and six kilometres from Las Ramblas. The nearest metro station is Zona Universitaria.  Open for breakfast (surcharge), lunch and dinner, Café Polo has a daily themed menu ranging from Catalan to Basque dishes. A long, extensive buffet table and furnishings divide the restaurant into an informal area with timber chairs and a more elegant and formal area. The Garden Restaurant, in the exotic garden, offers a modern Mediterranean menu. The low-lit Aris Bar resembles an old-style cocktail bar, and mixed drinks and cocktails are its speciality. The Royal Fitness health spa (surcharge) features a gym, two heated indoor pools, jetted tubs, sauna, steam bath, aroma cabins and hydro-massage showers. There's a heated outdoor pool open all year.
Husa Arenas Hotel, Barcelona
The Husa Arenas is a five-story hotel close to the city's business district and shopping boutiques, set 250 meters from the Palau Reial Gardens. The hotel restaurant serves international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with fixed price meals and a la carte menus.  The hotel houses a modern conference room. Guests can relax with a drink or specialty coffee in the bar, or use the Internet services (surcharge applies).  In the evening, guests can take a pleasant stroll to the nearby Palau Reial Gardens, or visit the scenic Parc Guell, which is 600 meters away. Other attractions such as Montjuic, Casa Milà, and Pavelló Mies van der Rohe, are all within three kilometers of the hotel. The 60 air-conditioned guestrooms have simple yellow and blue décor and modern wood furnishings.
Husa L'illa Hotel, Barcelona
The Husa L'illa hotel is located in the Diagonal District of Barcelona, Spain, one-and-one-half kilometers from the L'illa Diagonal shopping mall. La Pedrera and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection are two kilometers away. Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia cathedral are within three-and-one-half kilometers of the hotel. Olympic Port and Barceloneta Beach are within five kilometers. The Husa L'illa hotel includes the Amesis Restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Daily offerings include buffet-style breakfasts, a la carte specialties and set menus for lunch. Tea, coffee and alcoholic drinks are available throughout the day.  Guestrooms feature cherry wood furniture and mirrored double wardrobes. Satellite television and dial-up Internet access are available. 
Melia Barcelona Hotel, Barcelona
The Melia Barcelona is located in Barcelona, Spain. La Sagrada Familia is two kilometres away, the Picasso Museum is four kilometres away, and Las Ramblas is at a five kilometre distance. The nearest metro station is situated 500 metres from the hotel.  The hotel houses a fitness room, and the onsite spa offers an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, and massage area. The multilingual concierge is on hand to provide sightseeing advice, and those arriving by car will find garage parking available.  Further amenities include 24-hour room service and dry cleaning facilities.  The Melia Barcelona houses two restaurants, a cafeteria, and a piano bar.  The hotel houses the Espai Sarria conference centre with seven meeting rooms.
Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel, Barcelona
The high-rise Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel is located in the Diagonal financial district of Barcelona, Spain. The hotel is one block from the Royal Palace and two blocks from Barcelona Football Club's Camp Nou stadium. Gaudi's La Pedrera, the Gothic Quarter and the lively promenades of Las Ramblas are within four kilometres.  Contraste restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in three dining areas. A la carte, buffet and set menu options are available. The ground-floor restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks are on offer in the hotel's indoor bar and poolside bar.  The hotel has indoor and outdoor pools. Guests can relax by the pool in a sun lounger, and enjoy drinks on the terrace. The spa offers saunas, a spa tub, hydrotherapy treatments, beauty services and in-room massage treatments (surcharges apply).
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