Catedral de Barcelona: the Gothic Jewel of the Capital City

Just a few blocks from the iconic Mercado de la Boquería and alongside other well-known buildings like the Museo de Historia de Barcelona and the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, you will find the Catedral de Barcelona. Both the interior and the exterior of the capital city’s foremost church are sure to catch a

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MACBA Museum: an Ode to Contemporary Art in Barcelona

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) is one of those indispensable places, especially if you’re interested in contemporary art and culture. The collection offers a journey from 1929 to the present through works of Catalan artists, although international creators are also well represented. More than 6,000 pieces will keep any visitor interested in the

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Palau Sant Jordi: Architecture and Leisure go Hand in Hand

There’s an omnipresent space on the events calendar in Barcelona. We’re talking about Palau Sant Jordi, a multi-disciplinary center that has hosted all kinds of sports events, concerts, and spectacles over the past three decades. But, apart from its obvious useful qualities, the Palau Sant Jordi is a building of great architectural beauty that it’s

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La Barceloneta: the Magical Neighborhood overlooking the Sea

The mythical neighborhood of Barceloneta gives its name to the urban beach of the city. This former fishing district is today a bustling area where people and activities are never lacking. During your stay at our boutique hotel on Parallel, visiting this neighborhood is essential to discover one of its hallmarks par excellence. Next, we

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Barcelona Cathedral of Santa María del Mar: Tips for Visiting this Jewel of Catalan Gothic

One of the undisputed jewels of Barcelona is located in the La Ribera neighborhood, only 20 min away from our boutique hotel Barcelona city centre. The Cathedral of Santa María del Mar is one of the obligatory stops on any visit to the city. Built in the 14th century, this basilica has become popular in

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L’Aquàrium de Barcelona

Barcelona’s Aquarium is located in Port Vell, by the sea, right next to Maremagnum shopping centre. It is a unique visit to do when you come to Barcelona. Indeed, the Aquarium has 35 aquariums, hosting more than 11 000 animals, divided in 450 species. From our boutique hotel Barcelona city centre, the Aquarium is only

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Palau Güell: Facts to Know Before you Go

Palau Güell is an architectural gem designed by Gaudi, located in the Raval neighborhood in Barcelona. It was Gaudi’s first important commission, ordered by Eusebio Güell. Considered as a pioneer example of Art Nouveau style, Palau Güell is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ultimate reason why you cannot miss this visit? When

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Arenas de Barcelona: a bullfighting ring converted into a mall

Just a few minutes’ walk from our boutique hotel near Plaza España down Avenida del Paralelo, you’ll find an unusual mall. You may need to look twice before you realize it’s not actually the bullfighting ring it appears to be on first glance, but rather one of the most interesting commercial centers in the capital

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How they Celebrate the Festival of San Juan in Barcelona

The countdown has started for the festival of San Juan, one of the most-anticipated celebrations of the year in Barcelona, which marks the beginning of the summer.  The festivities take place on the eve of San Juan’s day (June 24th), which means that it’s best not to make plans for the 23rd. This is a

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Plaça Reial de Barcelona: What to Know before You Go

One of the not to be missed places in Barcelona is the Plaça Reial. Thanks to its central location, just steps away from La Rambla, it’s not unusual to end up there. In fact, stumbling across this plaza in the middle of any walk is a wonderful surprise thanks to its consistently animated atmosphere. The

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