Meander around La Eixample to gaze at Gaudí’s architectural wonders, or lounge on the golden sands of The Waterfront District. Explore the labyrinthine streets of The Gothic Quarter, then eat local cuisine and watch playful entertainment along La Rambla. Make your way around this coastal city to see its many facets.
The Gothic Quarter
Soak up the blend of old and new in Barri Gòtic. Wander through the maze of cobbled streets by day and sip local Cava as you dance the night away.
Set in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, the Grand Hotel Central oozes with style and offers panoramic city views from its rooftop terrace and pool. This seriously sleek hotel is an idyllic retreat close to an array of nifty boutiques, enticing eateries and bustling bars.
Feeling brave? Pop to the top of the Columbus Monument for sweeping views of the sea and city.
Savour the flavours of Spain’s tapas culture. Make a move to Tapeo for its creative menu of little dishes. Tuck into mouthfuls of cod fritters, Truffled eggs, meatballs, croquettes, burrata, stuffed quid – the list of mouth-watering plates goes on. Be sure to accompany your tapas with a jug (or two) of sangria. If you’re a vegetarian or recently turned vegan, make tracks to Rasoterra. Order a variety of delicious dishes or choose the tasting menu. Either way, polish off the meal with a local gin.
Stroll through one of Barcelona’s oldest districts. Take a walk around the monumental La Seu Cathedral and admire its impressive interior, such as the fifteenth-century stained glass windows and the intricately carved choir stalls. Discover Roman ruins and an underground trove in the headquarters of Musea d'Historia on Plaça del Rei. Art lovers should visit Plaça del Pi for the dinky galleries and local artists selling their wares in the square. With its capacious parks, the Gothic Quarter offers perfect people watching opportunities, as well as outdoor seating to listen to local musicians.