Surely one of Spain's most vibrant and best-loved cities, Barcelona possesses a Catalan charm all of its own. From world-class football to historic architecture; a luxury city break here is a delight to all.
As well as its turbulent history, artistic heritage, and astounding architecture, it's the richest, most stylish, and cosmopolitan city in Spain.
Not to mention its proud role as the capital of Catalonia and home to one of the world's best-loved football clubs. Barcelona buzzes with activity throughout the year - no wonder it's one of Europe's perennial weekend destinations.
From Plaça Catalunya, the beating heart of the city, take a walk down Barcelona's main drag, La Ramblas, the lively pedestrian boulevard that bisects the old town and runs down to the port. Then lose yourself within the Barri Gòtic, boasting one of the highest concentrations of mediaeval buildings in Europe, and refuel on patatas bravas washed down with Estrella lager. Then head to the fascinating Museu Picasso for Spain's biggest collection of Pablo Picasso's art.
Follow the trail of Antoni Gaudì, the local architect whose visionary work was once described by Salvador Dali as 'a tactile erogenous zone that bristles like a sea urchin'. Gaudì's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Famìlia, is a tribute to his enduring Catholic faith. It remains under construction 75 years after the architect's death, and architects have now reverted to his original designs. A visit to the cathedral, combining incredible detail with a breathtaking scale of ambition, is a must.
The hotel is renowned for its contemporary design that's both bold and sassy. From its contemporary façade of glass and steel to its huge Frank Gehry-designed fish sculpture, it is a modern architectural delight and discerning traveller’s paradise. Gastronomes are not likely to be disappointed by the five restaurants, including Arola by two Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola. Hotel Arts also offer...
Shaped like a billowing sail, with floor-to-ceiling views of the city and the Mediterranean, this sleek and sumptuous city haven, designed by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, is an architectural masterpiece. Discover direct access to the beach and a hotel that oozes style throughout its 26 floors and offers every conceivable convenience. There are 473 rooms including 67 sumptuous suites t...
If you’re looking for a modern luxury hotel with cool Asian-inspired interior design, luxe guestrooms boasting great city views through their floor-to-ceiling windows, and a top fine-dining restaurant, then Nobu Barcelona offers just that. This elegant luxury hotel near central Barcelona comes with all the Japanese décor and quirky touches that the wider Nobu group is known for, which adds a real...
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