As the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona is known as much for its old-world charm and architectural treasures as it is for its nightlife and gastronomic delights. For travellers seeking an indulgent European holiday in 5-star comfort, a stay at one of Barcelona’s many luxury hotels is the perfect choice.
The cobblestoned streets of the old Gothic quarter, stunning views over the Mediterranean sea, outdoor activities, and contemporary hangout spots make Barcelona a refreshing holiday destination.
Shop in style in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, a former independent village, is now a chic space where the city’s well-heeled crowd frequent. Shop at the many classy boutiques and enjoy the peaceful vibe that surrounds the local cafés and restaurants.
While staying in a Barcelona luxury hotel around Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, visitors can also explore the Bellesguard Tower to admire this stunning 20th century Modernist building by famous architect Antoni Gaudí.
Architectural wonders in the Eixample
Holidaymakers looking for luxury hotels in an elegant neighbourhood, and who also have an interest in gorgeous architecture, cannot go wrong with L’Eixample (the Eixample). There are several upscale accommodation options in this large region, with everything from spa hotels to something for design enthusiasts.
The Eixample, the pet project of urban planner Ildefons Cerdà, has many attractions for travellers with refined tastes. A majestic example of Modernist-style architecture, this area is home to structures like Sagrada Família, one of the most famous Roman Catholic Churches in the city.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies, a museum and cultural centre, is worth a visit for its fascinating structure and the artwork of Antoni Tàpies displayed inside. For food lovers, there are plenty of places to sample interesting fare, irrespective of whether you are looking for local delights or Michelin-star quality fare.