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In the Gothic Quarter
The H10 Montcada’s location is ideal for exploring the city’s main attractions on foot. It sits right on the northeastern border of the beautiful Gothic Quarter, home to centuries-old churches, squares and buildings, as well as of great shopping, dining and nightlife. Via Laietana also offers easy access both by car and via public transportation to other parts of the city, including the new financial district, which makes this hotel a good pick for business travelers, too. The Jaume I subway stop is right across the street.
Sitting on top of the original Roman settlement, the Gothic Quarter is the center of the old city and one of the largest remaining "Gothic Quarters" in the world. It boasts tons of historic buildings, with everything from the remains of Augustus's ancient temple to Els Quatre Gats, the restored pub that served as a main meeting spot for Modernists at the turn of the century. But perhaps the most visually stunning buildings are the many cathedrals. This is one of the most popular neighborhoods among tourists, and there are tons of restaurants (many al fresco), high-end shops, and specialty shops with local favorite souvenirs such as fans and espadrilles.
20-minute drive to El Prat International Airport
The H10 Montcada is a small chain hotel with 79 small, clean rooms featuring flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have generic decor with a couple of nice, contemporary touches, such as red bedspreads and black and white photos of Barcelona. The marble bathrooms, featuring shower/tub combos and bidets, are clean and attractive. There’s a small spa with nice treatments, a restaurant, a lobby bar, and a business center. But the highlight here is the stylish rooftop area, which boasts a Jacuzzi, comfy couches, a great sun deck with city views, and a mellow bar great for watching the sunset.