El Gato de Botero or Botero’s cat is one of the tourists’ favorite locations to visit when they are in Barcelona, Spain. The metal cat sculpture is so popular and iconic that everyone who visits Barcelona should visit the beautiful piece of art. The Botero’s cat sculpture has somewhat become a symbol of Barcelona.
Our hotel close to Ciutat Vella is the perfect place to have a chance to explore Plaça Catalunya. This famous plaza is in the heart of the city and is located close to some of Barcelona’s top attractions. It is one of the largest squares in Barcelona and sees thousands of visitors and locals alike on a daily basis. The main idea for this square was to combine the historic Gothic Quarter and the more modern Eixample district.
If you’re looking for a way to treat that special someone for valentine’s day, we invite you to our boutique hotel in Barcelona centre. However, you do not have to spend the entire day with us as the city of Barcelona is filled with activities that will please almost anyone no matter their preferences.
Like in many cities in Spain, the culmination of the Christmas festivities in Barcelona is the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, the procession of the three kings. January 5th is a day set aside well ahead of time. And that same night, after the procession, the three kings will come to each home laden with gifts. At our boutique hotel in Barcelona centre we encourage you not to miss this event, as exciting for adults as it is for kids.
Barcelona is a destination worth visiting any time of year, but on New Year’s Eve it becomes almost obligatory. The whole city gets involved in the New Year’s celebrations, so it’s a great place to welcome in 2021. We at Casa Vaganto encourage you to join these special celebrations and come make yourself at home with us. If you’re considering celebrating New Year’s Eve in Barcelona, here are a few ideas so you don’t miss a thing on this amazing night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.