In the heart of Barcelona’s vivacious centre, this modern hotel is in prime location to experience all the great culture and nightlife that the city is so well known for. Within especially close distance to the National Museum of Catalan Art, it is a perfect base for all art-lovers who have an interest in understanding more about the local culture and artistic traditions. There are often temporary exhibitions brought into the museum so there are constantly new opportunities to discover more about the subject. Also nearby, are the Magic Fountains of Montjuic, which is an astonishing display of colour, light, sound motion and water acrobatics, and really are truly magical.
The hotel, as well as its stunning terrace to pass away the beautiful evenings, also has a swimming pool so that you can freshen up and fully enjoy the good weather. If you’re planning to take trips to the nearby pretty Spanish towns such as Girona, Figueres and Tarragona, the hotel provides a car rental service so that you can travel exactly as you’d wish, depending on how much time you have and who you’re taking with you. The concierge service is always happy to assist in any way they can. The air conditioned en-suite rooms all come with cable television, mini bar and safe. For those traveling on business, there are meeting rooms, fax and photocopying services and high speed internet.
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Kids of all ages will enjoy a ride on the Montjuic Cable Car which travels from the Parc Montjuic to the castle at the top of the mountain. On your way up, you will enjoy unrivalled panoramic views of the port and city, so why not bring a picnic to accompany you for your different way to see Barcelona.
For a first date, nothing beats a delicious cocktail and stimulating conversation in an atmospheric bar, and Gimlet Bar promises just this. The knowledgeable and friendly bar staff are more than happy to invent a new cocktail, tailored just to your tastes. To top off the night, take a romantic stroll along the seafront under the stars.
A relaxing trip that will get you out of the bustling city for a short while is up to Montserrat. The fresh air and stunning views of the mountains makes it hard to take a bad photo. The Benedictine Monk retreat is most famous for the sculpture of the Black Virgin, carved around 50AD.
The Portal de l’Angel is paradise for any shopaholic, lined with an endless array of exclusive high end brands for clothing and accessories. Just minutes from the Plaza de Cataluña, you can find Massimo Dutti, Zara and Benetton, as well as many independent boutiques where you can pick up unique gifts for loved ones at home.
For Eating Out
Barcelona offers a huge variety of eateries providing cuisines from all over the world; but an especially unique eating experience is found tucked away in the Gothic Quarter, Caelum. This charming café has an infinite selection of mouth-watering cakes and sweet treats, from chocolate truffles, figs in syrup, eucalyptine liquor, to ‘Sighs of a nun’ and ‘Bread of charity’.
For those who have come to Barcelona to soak up the dynamic nightlife, look no further than Opium Mar, situated on the seafront and guaranteed to deliver a typical Barcelonian night out. The vast terrace with large white sofas is perfect for lounging and meeting like minded party goers before hitting the dance floor with the aim to last until 6am when the club closes.