Christmas in Barcelona: bazaars, lights, and much more

It seems like Christmas comes earlier every year. Stores put up decorations and offer all sorts of delicacies. Then comes the decorations and the lights, and before we know it we’re in the middle of the Christmas season. In Barcelona, the Christmas season is celebrated very enthusiastically. The city prepares for the most magical time of the year at full steam. Markets, lit-up streets, activities for the whole family…it’s a time to enjoy together! Are you planning to visit Barcelona during these dates? You’ll fall in love with this Christmas side of the city while you stay in our boutique hotel in Barcelona centre.

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Basílica de Santa María del Pi: The hidden treasure of Barcelona’s Barrio Gótico

In the middle of the Barrio Gótico, you’ll find one of the most beautiful churches in Barcelona, and one that is not as well known: the Basílica de Santa María del Pi. It includes several spaces that are worth a trip, including the bell tower, the garden, and the crypt. During your stay with us at our boutique hotel near Ciutat Vella, you’ll have the chance to visit this and many other attractions in the capital city.

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Gran Teatre del Liceu: a Symbol of Culture in Barcelona

Talking about the Gran Teatre del Liceu means talking about culture, opera, and grandeur. Opened in 1847, it is the oldest theater in the city. However, it continues to shine just as brightly as the first day. Neither fires nor the conflicts that besieged the city during the convulsive nineteenth century could dull its splendor. Discover the secrets of this building, located close by la Rambla. During your stay at our boutique hotel Barcelona centre, you’ll have the chance to visit this and other jewels of the city.

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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 visitor’s eye. Built in the 14th century, it is the touchstone of Catalan Gothic architecture. Take advantage of your stay at our hotel close to Ciutat Vella to get to know these treasures of Barcelona.

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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 exhibit. The MACBA is located only 20 min away by walk from our central guesthouse in Barcelona.

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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 worth the time to get to know. Below, we’ll tell you a little more about its history and a few key facts. The Palau Sant Jordi is located 30 min away by walk from our boutique hotel near Montjuic.

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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 recent years thanks to the novel La Catedral del Mar by the writer Ildefonso Falcones. More than six million copies sold around the world have managed to bring this iconic temple of Catalan Gothic art back into focus.

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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 20 min by walk.

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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 you stay at Hotel Casa Vaganto, you’ll be just a short walk away from Palau Güell.

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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 city. We’re talking about Arenas de Barcelona, where you’ll find some of the leading brands in fashion, accessories, and services. If you like shopping or simply would like to see an an unusual mall, this is the place for you! 

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