Barcelona

Feb 18, 2019 - Feb 19, 2019

2 guests - 1 room

The importance of Barcelona as an internationally renowned urban center extends well beyond its claim as the biggest city on the Mediterranean Sea. Since it was founded by the Romans in the first century, Barcelona has evolved into an important administrative, political and cultural center. Today Barcelona is a popular place for tourists, with a pleasantly warm mix of tropical and coastal climate, easily accessible via the busy harbor, an international airport, and a high-speed rail link that connects to southern France.

Tourism in Barcelona

Visitors flock to this compelling city for the art, architecture, history, food, international sporting events, and annual festivals. The city is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, whole neighborhoods of ancient and medieval buildings, significant historic places, and breathtaking scenery.

  • La Rambla is a pedestrian walkway more than a kilometer long that starts at Plaça de Catalunya in the downtown center and ends at the Christopher Columbus Monument. Aside from the quaint cafes, shops, and restaurants, the street is home to many famous landmarks, historic buildings, and the flower market.
  • Barri Gòtic, or the Gothic Quarter, is the oldest part of the city. It is dominated by Gothic architecture and is notorious for its maze-like design and streetlights designed by Antoni Gaudí.
  • FC Barcelona Museum. The most popular museum in town is not dedicated to ancient artifacts or political figures, but to the local soccer team. The museum displays include trophies, jerseys, photographs, interactive exhibits, and a 3D cinema.
  • Beaches. There are seven of these in total, and all of them helped Barcelona gain notoriety as one of the best cities with beaches in the world. These are some of the oldest and largest beaches, stretching more than four kilometers across the coastline. Five more beaches are on the other side of Olympic Harbour, and these were constructed as part of fixing the city up for the games in 1992.

Types of Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona is big enough to have every kind of accommodation available, from hostels to resorts, and at very affordable prices considering how popular the city is throughout the year. The region has a reputation for creative architecture, and you can see that firsthand when you choose your abode. The following are a few uncommon types of hotels that you can only find here, in keeping with the Art Nouveau ambiance that pervades the city.

  • Victorian Contemporary. This unique design is a mix of restoration and innovation, combining the best of 18th-century style with modern concepts of spacious rooms, minimal furniture, and a basic but beautiful color scheme. Materials often include marble, steel, glass, and other shiny, reflective surfaces.
  • Futuristic. LED lights, splashes of bold color, free WiFi, and plenty of places to park your bicycle. These hotels use a minimalist design and compensate
  • Unique Boutique. The concept of small, themed hotels is popular in Barcelona, always chic and elegant in a variety of different ways. Some might use warm wood tones lined with bookshelves to create a homey feeling, while others have decor like translucent drapes and brass beds for a touch of 20th-century romance.
  • NeoClassical. Any city with a Roman past retain some of the design influence, and here that tradition has been retained and modernized. Marble and concrete are combined with glass and avant-garde lighting to create an opulent atmosphere fit for an Emperor.

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What are travelers saying about Barcelona?

9.8
Foodies
9.7
Art & Design Lovers
8.9
History Buffs
8.3
Nightlife Lovers
7.3
Family Travelers
Member reviews (1335)
Elle L
Elle L
2/11/19

Barcelona have a piece of everything. something for all. I like this city and I go here once a year to visit friends and enjoy the Barcelona pulse

Cori A
Cori A
2/4/19

Amazing city! Have been here twice since 2017. It is absolutely mesmerizing and such an awesome ambiance and array of different art styles. Would recommend for any younger persons or families to go to!

12/23/18

Really nice atmosphere, the beach and the city. Really nice place to go during summer

Rebecca Goglia (@BeccaBandit)
Rebecca Goglia (@BeccaBandit)The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
8/27/18

I've been to Barcelona a few times and grew to appreciate the city more on repeat visits. The architecture of the city is gorgeous and inspiring and it brings me a lot of joy just strolling around here. I adore Gaudi's work and if you're a fan, you must visit the city! Don't miss visiting Sagrada Familia, which we only saw from the outside the first time we visited, but you must go in! It's amazing! I prefer other areas of Spain more for their food and people, but the buildings here are simply the best. Plus, some locals can be uptight and rude if you speak (or try your best) Spanish; they speak Catalan (but also speak Spanish), so just be aware.

FAQs

The most expensive month to stay in Barcelona is January, with an average price of C$127 per night. The least expensive month is January, with an average of C$127 per night.
The average price of a hotel in February is typically C$190 per night. This is (C$49)% less than the average nightly price of C$127 seen over the previous 12 months.

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