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!
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 festival full of tradition, in which bonfires, the beach, and sweets all play starring roles. We encourage you to come stay at our central boutique hotel in Barcelona to experience this event a little differently, but of course unforgettably.
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 Plaça Reíal is just a short walk from our guesthouse in Barcelona’s centre, making it a very convenient choice if you want to stay somewhere with all Barcelona’s main tourist attractions close at hand.
The Mercado de La Boquería is one of the places on every list of recommendations for Barcelona. It is a spot beloved by both locals and tourists alike, a space that delights your sense of sight and smell, not to mention taste. It is strategically located in La Rambla, so there’s no excuse not to immerse yourself in the most special market in the capital city. The best part is that, if you stay at central boutique hotel in Barcelona, you can get there in just 15 minutes of pleasant walking.
One night a year you can visit Barcelona’s museums. We’re talking abut the event known as la Noche de los Museos, or Museum night, which is celebrated every year on May 18th. It’s an ideal plan for people looking for a more cultural way to spend their free time. If you’re planning to visit the capital city on those dates, it’s an event not to be missed! Come stay at boutique hotel in Barcelona’s centre and you can easily quite a few of the museums.
Every April 23rd, Barcelona has a party. They celebrate Sant Jordi’s day, an event that is deeply rooted in Catalan culture. Flowers and books are the stars of the day and everyone floods the streets to enjoy the activities they put on. Since it isn’t technically a holiday, all the businesses are open, contributing to an even more festive atmosphere. Planning to visit Barcelona around then? We encourage you to stay with us at our hotel close to Ciutat Vella that allows you to comfortable reach all the events.
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!