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If you're planning a citytrip to Barcelona, here's the place to start
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 GĂ˛tic", 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.
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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), MontgrĂłs (1,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m). Read more
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. Read more
The BasĂlica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada FamĂlia, commonly known as the Sagrada FamĂlia, is a large Roman Catholic church, designed by Catalan architect Antoni GaudĂ (1852Ă˘Â€Â“1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Though construction of Sagrada FamĂlia had commenced in 1882, GaudĂ became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering styleĂ˘Â€Â”combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Read more
Casa BatllĂł is a building restored by Antoni GaudĂ 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 Ă˘Â€Â” like everything GaudĂ designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. Read more
Palau de la MĂşsica Catalana
The Palau de la MĂşsica Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect LluĂs DomĂ¨nech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1908 for the OrfeĂł CatalĂ Â , a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the RenaixenĂ§a (Catalan Rebirth). Read more
At just 50 meters from the emblematic Plaza Catalunya, Room Mate Pau Barcelona enjoys a superb situation in the city centre. Las Ramblas, the most famous pedestrian street of the city and Passeig de Gracia with its exclusive shops and GaudĂ monuments, are 2 minutesâ€™ walk away. This central location allows to easily reaching on foot the most important shopping and tourist attractions, the Gothic Quarter and the best shops and restaurants of the Catalan capital. The hotel is close to FGC Train Station and only 150 metres from Urquinaona Metro station. With a rooftop terrace, a 24 hour reception and free Wi-Fi Internet throughout, Mate Pau Room presents an impressive combination of convenience and comfort. The air-conditioned property is serviced by an elevator and offers access to guests with reduced mobility. Multilingual staff is on hand to offer city maps and arrange further services such as a concierge, book shows, excursions and airport shuttle. A buffet breakfast is served daily and you can enjoy a drink in a chic atmosphere in the superb coffee bar with an outdoor terrace. Additional property amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Fully renovated in 2012, the building retained its original faĂ§ade and the renowned architect and interior designer Teresa Sapey created a unique, cosmopolitan decor full of chromaticism. Every air-conditioned room in Room Mate Pau Barcelona includes an en-suite bathroom, flat screen television with cable connection to laptop, safe, work desk and a mini-bar. Some of the Executive Rooms feature a bathtub and some rooms overlook the Fontanella Street while others are quieter and overlook the courtyard of the block. A nightly turndown service is also offered and housekeeping is available daily.
Chic&Basic Ramblas Barcelona enjoys a prestigious location just 200 meters from the famous Las Ramblas. Columbus Monument is just around the corner, and a short walk down the street leads to Museo Maritimo de Barcelona, Port Vell and Barcelona Aquarium. The Gothic Quarter, site of La Seu Cathedral, Museu Picasso and PlaĂ§a de Santa Maria del Mar, is within easy walking distance to the north. A short walk up Las Ramblas leads to La BoquerĂa, PlaĂ§a de Catalunya and Passeig de GrĂ cia, and Drassanes metro stop provides public transport access to other attractions around the city. Ramblas Chic&basic welcomes you in its renovated rooms and offers a Love Yourself area where you can relax after an intense day out in the city. Here you will enjoy 3-star amenities including parking onsite (at a fee), bicycle rental, luggage storage and complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the property.Â In addition, you can sunbath on the terrace, and enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar or a delicious meal at the restaurant. The multilingual attentive staff will do its utmost to ensure a wonderful stay, from providing city maps to recommending local attractions and booking tours and excursions. Recently renovated, every room at Chic&Basic Ramblas Barcelona is decorated in a tasteful 70â€™s style and includes a kitchenette with a small fridge. Built to accommodate every taste, you will find Medium, Large and Large rooms with a balcony as well as Penthouses and Triple rooms. Spacious or intimate all of them are quiet and light and fitted with a private bathroom with a shower and complimentary Wi- Fi access. In some of the rooms you can also enjoy the fresh Spanish air from the balcony or the terrace.