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In the Gothic Quarter, walking distance to great dining, shopping, bus stations, and main attractions like the Picasso Museum
Hotel Barcelona Catedral is set in a perfect location to explore the city. In an older part of town, the hotel is right within the Gothic Quarter, in Cathedral Square. It's just two streets away from the popular Las Ramblas, and a short walk to markets, bike tours, local eateries, and bars. To travel to some of Barcelona's more famous features, guests might choose to take the bus, which stops nearby, since the metro is a bit farther away from the hotel.
Barcelona has the best of two worlds: the urban excitement of a modern yet historical city combined with the leisure and relaxation set by the Mediterranean Sea. Tourists pour from every corner of the world to experience the town’s vibrant nightlife, excellent cuisine, beautiful Gothic and one-of-a-kind Modernist architecture, and cutting-edge design scene. This -- and the great Mediterranean climate -- means you might find crowds wherever you go, but it'll be worth it for sites like the bizarre Sagrada Familia cathedral, world-class MACBA museum, hopping Barri Gothic neighborhood, and unusual Parc Guell.
The Catalonia capital is arguably one of the top party destinations in Spain (along with Madrid and Ibiza Island). Dynamic and multicultural, Barcelona also has a mellow feeling to it during the day. The sea breeze sweeps the streets of this thriving city, giving it an unmistakable Mediterranean vibe -- but with the advantages of a modern town. Namely: reliable public transportation, delicious food, wonderful hotels, charming neighborhoods, a quality city beach, and hundreds of cultural activities.
Hotel Barcelona Catedral is a contemporary find in the city's Gothic Quarter, where winding streets and narrow alleys lead to distinctive Roman-style buildings. The hotel features sharp edges and clean lines, adorned in whites, tans and slate grays throughout. Cozy rooms have soft lighting, with modern lamps that cast a twisting, branch-like glow against the walls. Each room is equipped with modern amenities, and the bathrooms are clean and spacious. The hotel features a long rooftop pool and three on-site bars/restaurants. There is no spa, but there is a small fitness center. Bonus: On Sundays, the hotel offers free tours of the Quarter. Overall, it's a good choice for both tourists wanting to explore the city, as well as business travelers -- the hotel has a very nice business center and multiple meeting rooms.