Barcelona is a destination that offers multiple appealing options for sport enthusiasts. A visit to the Catalan capital wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Palau Sant Jordi, the Camp Nou, or the Olympic Stadium, but don’t forget the Olympic and Sports Museum. This museum is a space that pays homage to sports in all forms: from those that are purely for recreation and entertainment to the most competitive. If you choose to stay at our hotel in Poble Sec, you can get to the museum via an easy walk through the neighborhood.
There are still a few weeks left before Semana Santa (Holy Week) 2020 officially kicks off. However, it’s a good idea to plan ahead for this holiday. In Barcelona, as in many cities throughout Spain, Semana Santa is an intense festival experience that occurs, above all, in the streets. We invite you to enjoy your stay at our central boutique hotel in Barcelona, a stupendous place to stay located in the perfect place to get a deeper understanding of the traditions connected to this celebration.
At the top of the iconic Fuentes del Montjuïc fountains, you can find one of the most significant museums in not just Barcelona, but in all of Spain. The Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (National Museum of Catalan Art, or MNAC) starts surprising you even from the outside, as it is housed in the impressive Palacio Nacional de Montjuïc. But wait until you see inside. From our boutique hotel on Parallel, this museum is just a pleasant walk away. We’re waiting for you!
The most joyful, colorful festival of the year is coming to Barcelona. In 2020 Carnaval will be celebrated February 20-26, which will become a week filled with costumed parades, music, tastings, and so many more activities. If you’re planning a trip to the catalan city during this time period, we’ll tell you everything you need to know so you don’t miss out. From Casa Vaganto, welcome to Barcelona and we hope you have a magical Carnaval!
The Fiestas de Santa Eulalia, considered Barcelona’s biggest winter festival, will take place from February 8th -12th. Despite the Winter cold, things will heat up with all the activities and events planned for the celebration. If you like public festivals, don’t miss out on this event, which will pack the streets of the Barrio Gótico with color and tradition. Looking for a place to stay? We encourage you to stay with us at our design hotel in Barcelona city centre, where you will feel right at home.
The Christmas season is in its final days, but one of the main events is still to come: la Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, or Three Kings’ Parade. In Barcelona they celebrate it to the máximum and over time the area has become an obligatory tourist attraction for visitors who are in the city during the beginning of January. Don’t have plans for January 5th 2020? Come join us at our boutique hotel close to Port Vell and enjoy one of the most magical days of the year in the company of your loved ones.
On the list of must-see museums in Barcelona, the Museu Marítim is a standout. It’s a space dedicated to sea-related Catalan history, so it’s sure to be a fascinating visit, especially if you have an interest in the topic. But even if you don’t think of maritime interest as an interest of yours, be assured that this museum will surprise you. Plus, its convenient location just a few minutes’ walk from our guesthouse on Parallel will convince you that it’s worth your time. Set aside a morning or afternoon to visit the Museu Marítim de Barcelona!
Although the holidays are still a few weeks away, it’s not a bad time to start thinking about where you will spend them. Barcelona is always an excellent choice! The capital city is an appealing option for New Year’s Eve due to its vibrant atmosphere, food scene, Christmas traditions, and leisure options. We encourage you to stay at boutique hotel on Parallel, a hotel located in a prime section of Barcelona where you’ll have everything you need close by.
If you’re looking to include something a little different in your trip to Barcelona, we recommend visiting the enigmatic Refugio 307 bomb shelter. It is a place filled with history that will instantly transport you to one of the most turbulent times in our recent history: the Spanish Civil War. It is located in the middle of the Poble Sec neighborhood, just a few minutes’ walk away from our boutique hotel in Poble Sec. Without a doubt, Barcelona is full of surprises!
Although there’s still some time until Christmas, it’s not too early to start planning your holiday. Especially if you’re planning to visit Barcelona for the holidays, you’ll definitely want to find out how Catalonia celebrates! Let’s learn about some of the stand-out Christmas traditions so you can celebrate 2019 differently. Come stay at central boutique hotel in Barcelona and we guarantee you’ll have a truly special Christmas season.