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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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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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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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 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.

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Barcelona’s Teatre Grec: an unexpected open-air theater on a mountain in Montjuïc

The best thing about Barcelona is that it is full of unexpected treasures. You can find these lesser-known corners just by keeping your eyes open, but they are nevertheless surprising. This is the case for the Teatre Grec, located on the top of Mount Montjuïc. This theater is a true discovery, especially on summer nights when you can see the various shows in the open air. Still haven’t been there? When you stay at our boutique hotel close to Montjuic you will have this and many other prime Barcelona locations within reach.

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The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc (Font Màgica de Montjuïc): an unmissable spectacle of water and light

Now that summer is just around the corner, it seems that people are more inclined to be out and about on the streets. This is even more likely when we’re talking about a dynamic city like Barcelona that’s always buzzing. The Ciudad Condal, another name by which Barcelona is known in Spanish, offers an unlimited number of outdoor venues to enjoy once the good weather arrives. The Font Màgica de Montjuïc is one of those unmissable spots from which to enjoy a unique spectacle. If you are staying at our boutique hotel on Parallel, you will be just a stone’s throw away from this magical “must see.”

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Mirador de Montjuïc: the best panoramic view of Barcelona

To enjoy Barcelona from the heights, nothing better than going to one of the many viewpoints that are in the Catalan capital. From any of them, it is possible to admire the city from a bird’s-eye view and its main monuments, as if they were pieces of a perfect model. One of the most special is the Montjuïc viewpoint, located on the homonymous and most famous mountain in Barcelona. If you are going to stay at Casa Vaganto, you should know that this pretty viewpoint is just a step away from our luxury bed and breakfast in Parallel.

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