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Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region in Spain, is one of the world's leading cultural centres. It is a top tourist destination, due to its rich cultural heritage. One of the main attractions of Barcelona is the old city centre, the "Barri Gòtic", of which a great number of buildings is included on the list of World Heritage Sites. Barcelona has a great number of museums, which are complemented with a variety of parks, gardens and beaches.

Tourist favorites in Barcelona

Montserrat (mountain)

Montserrat, located near the city of Barcelona, is a multi-peaked mountain, part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range and Spain's first National Park. Named for the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the mountain, one of the most visited attractions in Barcelona, is well known as the location of the Benedictine abbey called Santa Maria de Montserrat. The mountain's main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1,236 m), Montgrós (1,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m).
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Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Despite several changes undergone in the 19th and early 20th century, many of the buildings date from Medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. El Call, the medieval Jewish quarter, is located within this area too. The Barri Gotic retains a labyrinthine street plan, with many small streets opening out into squares.
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Sagrada Família

The Bas√≠lica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Fam√≠lia, commonly known as the Sagrada Fam√≠lia, is a large Roman Catholic church, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaud√≠ (1852√ʬĬď1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Though construction of Sagrada Fam√≠lia had commenced in 1882, Gaud√≠ became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering style√ʬĬĒcombining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms.
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Casa Batlló

Casa Batll√≥ is a building restored by Antoni Gaud√≠ and Josep Maria Jujol, built in 1877 and remodelled in the years 1904-1906. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), as it has a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family. The building looks very remarkable √ʬĬĒ like everything Gaud√≠ designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense.
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Palau de la M√ļsica Catalana

The Palau de la M√ļsica Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Llu√≠s Dom√®nech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfe√≥ Catal√†¬†, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixen√ßa (Catalan Rebirth).
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Great hotels in Barcelona

Catalonia Portal de l'Angel

Situated on Puerta del √Āngel, Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Barcelona is equidistant from Catedral de Barcelona and Plaza de Catalu√Īa. Within the radius of easy walking distance lie Museu d‚ÄôArt Contemporani de Barcelona, Museu Picasso, Museo de Zoologia and Passeig de Gracia, site of the famous Casa Mila. Metro station Catalunya is only a five minute walk around the corner, and provides access to all other popular attractions of the city. Referred to as a neoclassical beauty, Hotel Portal de l'Angel was built as a palace in 1876 and renovated into a hotel in 1998. The building conserves many of its original features and neoclassical style; a spacious entrance leads to an interior courtyard housing the reception and bar, from where a marble staircase ascends to the 83 rooms. The beautiful garden grows palm trees and colourful vegetation, and also features artistically decorated walls, a swimming pool with solarium, a snack terrace serving tapas and a restaurant located under an outdoor canopy. The rooms in Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Barcelona feature an elegant contemporary design in carefully-selected tones and upholstery.¬† Comfortable and spacious, all rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, minibar, direct dial telephone, interactive satellite TV with pay-per-view movies, Canal +, free wireless Internet connection, safe deposit box and fully equipped marble bathrooms with a hairdryer.

Catalonia Aragón

Situated on Calle Aragón - one of the most important streets in the Catalan capital - Catalonia Aragón Barcelona stands next to Plaza de les Glories Catalanes, a short walk from La Sagrada Familia. This central location is an excellent base to start exploring such attractions as Casa Mila, Poble Espanyol de Montjuic and Museu Picasso. Clot metro station provides access around this magnificent city. Housed in a modern building, Hotel Catalonia Aragón’s elegant interiors combined with modern furnishings offer maximum comfort. Guest can benefit from a range of conveniences such as the International cuisine restaurant, the Hall bar, a freshly prepared breakfast buffet, parking facilities, and many more. The friendly and attentive staff exceed expectations to ensure guests have an enjoyable and unforgettable stay. Catalonia Aragón Barcelona has 209 warm, finely decorated rooms, mostly with exterior view. All the rooms have all the amenities and comfort to ensure you will have a pleasant stay. All rooms are equipped with first-class conveniences, including air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, free Wi-Fi Internet connection, safe deposit box and satellite TV.

Catalonia Atenas

Catalonia Atenas Barcelona is situated very near ‚ÄėPlaza de las Glories Catalanes‚Äô and not far from the centre of Barcelona. It is located in the Meridiana Avenue, 4 stops away from the city centre by metro and few metres from the Clot railway station. You will find in the hotel surroundings the internationally famous Gaudi‚Äôs Sagrada Familia and various shopping centres such as Glories or La Maquinista. It is very well communicated with the entire city and the region due to the Arc de Triomf railway station where every 10 minutes trains from the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada arrive. Hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with solarium on the roof, two panoramic elevators, spacious rooms for meetings, seminars or banquets, free Wireless Internet connection, an excellent international cuisine restaurant, as well as parking facilities. Outstanding service, first-class conveniences and a very welcoming atmosphere, await you at Barcelona‚Äôs Catalonia Atenas. Catalonia Atenas Barcelona boasts 201 well-fitted rooms, all equipped with air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, safe deposit box, interactive television with satellite channels with pay-per-view movies and Canal+. Featuring en-suite bathroom facilities, every spacious and light bedroom has been creatively designed to offer maximum comfort.

Catalonia Castellnou

The Catalonia Castellnou hotel is located in the quiet and exclusive residential area of Tres Torres, near Illa Diagonal shopping centre. The hotel is an excellent choice for those who want to stay in a peacefull place. Very well communicated with the centre of Barcelona, the hotel is close to famous medical centres such as Clinica Tres Torres, Corachan and next to the Vallvidrera tunnel, which is the fastest road between Barcelona and the Western Vallés. This family hotel is situated very near to the city's most important medical centres and well-connected with the city centre. Decorated from a functional point of view, the atmosphere in Catalonia Castellnou Barcelona is welcoming. It has a restaurant that serves Mediterranean cuisine and a bar and cafeteria. From the hotel you can go for a stroll through the pastoral and romantic gardens of the Palau Reial (Royal Palace). An interesting place to visit is the Pedralbes Monastery. This Gothic monastery dates from the 14th century and has one of the largest cloisters in Europe. It also includes a museum with a collection of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art. The Catalonia Castellnou is a friendly hotel, offering cosy common areas and 49 warm and comfortable rooms, all equipped with the necessary amenities such as free wireless internet access. In its restaurant, Le Petit Castellnou, you will be able to taste a full buffet breakfast and international cuisine dishes. The hotel also provides a small meeting room for up to 25 persons.

Catalonia Albéniz

Located near the Sagrada Familia, this welcoming hotel in Barcelona can be found on Calle Aragón, the main street across the city. Hotel Catalonia Albeniz Barcelona offers a wide range of tourist and leisure options nearby, such as the spectacular Agbar Tower and the Les Glòries shopping centre. It is well connected to the city centre and ideally located for business trips and city breaks. Barcelona’s Catalonia Albeniz Hotel is a modern and cosy 3-star hotel that offers a combination of outstanding amenities and excellent service, to ensure guests a pleasant stay. Amongst the high-quality services and facilities of the Catalonia Albeniz you will find 2 spacious meeting rooms, a welcoming restaurant where a freshly prepared breakfast buffet is served daily, as well as a cosy coffee bar and a car park. The 47 bright and aesthetically pleasing rooms at the Hotel Catalonia Albeniz in Barcelona offer exterior views. Furthermore, all rooms are well-fitted and include airconditioning, piped-in music, direct dial telephone, interactive and satellite TV, free Wi-Fi high speed internet access and en-suite marble bathrooms.

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