Barcelona is an open, cosmopolitan and modern city. Its Mediterranean nature and pleasant climate make it the ideal place for a unique holiday, enjoying the sea, its modernist architecture and exquisite gastronomy.
Whether you are a culture vulture or are simply out for a few days of leisure and relaxation, our hotels in the centre of Barcelona will make sure that you make the most of your stay.
A day's shopping in the stores of Paseo de Gracia, a romantic stroll in the Gothic Neighbourhood in the best company, or a night of music and cocktails in the Olympic Port… These are but some of the reasons why you simply must visit this magical city!
La Rambla and el Raval
La Rambla runs between the Plaza de Catalunya and the port. It is a unique promenade, lively and colourful, full of newspaper stands, craft products and flower stalls. More than 1,200 metres of thoroughfare which anyone who visits Barcelona simply must visit.
Four of our hotels in Barcelona are located near La Rambla: H10 Casanova, H10 Universitat, H10 Racó del Pi and H10 Catalunya Plaza. And the Raval, the city's multicultural neighbourhood par excellence, begins on the other side of the Rambla. If you come to stay at one of these hotels in the centre of Barcelona you can stroll leisurely through La Boqueria market, Plaza Real, el Palau de la Virreina or visit el Grand Theatre of the Liceu.
Gothic neighbourhood and the Born
During your stay in the H10 Montcada or the H10 Racó del Pi, you can go for a stroll through the Gothic neighbourhood, delighting in the remains of the old Roman city, the medieval buildings, the Museum of History or the Cathedral. The Gothic neighbourhood houses the palaces of the City Hall and the Government of Catalonia, the Cathedral of Barcelona and other gothic churches, such as Sant Just, Santa Maria del Pi or Pastor. Very nearby is the Born, a neighbourhood where the city's most modern shops are located.
Barcelona is a city that opens out to the sea. A mere 10 minutes away from the centre you will find more than 4.2 kilometres of beaches of fine golden sand and shallow waters. These beaches are one of the most important leisure areas for citizens and tourists in the Catalan capital.
From fun fairs to a bird’s eye view of the city, you can hardly imagine the things Barcelona has to offer you:
Imax Port Vell
In the heart of the Old Port of Barcelona, the IMAX delivers a fascinating leisure experience: a huge-format cinema in a space totally adapted and suited to this type of viewing. You will simply love the captivating sound, images and topics of the IMAX audiovisuals, the most innovative cinema in Barcelona.
Barcelona's greatest ornamental fountain, created in 1929 for the International Expo, offers a spectacle combining music, water and lights, offering more than 50 variants. Now one of the most popular attractions Barcelona has to offer, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is the scenario of the “Piromusical”, a veritable "ballet" of water and light.
The Aquarium of Barcelona
The Aquarium of Barcelona, in the Old Port, is regarded as one of the largest in Europe and the most important in Mediterranean sea life. This recreational and educational marine centre gives visitors a closer look at life in the sea depths thanks to its 5 million litres of water, where 11,000 sea animals of 450 different species live.
Barcelona is a Spanish city, and the capital of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. Its population of 1,619,337 inhabitants in 2010 makes it the second most populated city in Spain after Madrid, and the eleventh in the European Union. The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, which belongs to the urban Region of Barcelona, has 5,012,961 inhabitants (2010), making it the sixth most populated in the European Union.
Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate, dry summers and sporadic rainfall the rest of the year. Snow is practically non-existent. Temperatures are warm in summer and mild in winter, with few daily heat oscillations.
Spanish and Catalan