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A prime spot in the Gothic Quarter, right across from Barcelona Cathedral.
The Hotel Colon has a prime location in the heart of the Gothic Quarter and across the street from the iconic Barcelona Cathedral. Renowned for its Gothic architecture and various gargoyles, the cathedral is considered one of the city's finest architectural gems. This neighborhood is the most traditional district of Barcelona and there are plenty of fine restaurants, designer shops, museums and monuments nearby. Guests are also just a short walk to Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya, and the Port of Barcelona. To access other districts of Barcelona that can't be reached by foot, the Jaume metro station is just one block away.
Barcelona is an eclectic city that is popular for its historic and remarkable architecture, vibrant club scene, and urban beaches along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The capital of the Catalan region, Barcelona speaks its own language -- literally and figuratively. Known for a frenetic pace, the city is full of modernist architecture, medieval history, quirky fashion, and endless tapas bars. Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the city has a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers.
A fixture in the Gothic Quarter since 1920, the Hotel Colon has drawn numerous celebrities and dignitaries through the years, having hosted everyone from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to film director Francis Ford Coppola. Its dignified facade and classically furnished interiors make for a stately ambience, which is enhanced by stunning views of the iconic Barcelona Cathedral across from the hotel. Rooms are spacious and warm, though furnishings (think 1980s-style patterned bedspreads) could use some updating. The views are the real highlight, as some rooms have French balconies that face the cathedral. The property offers a formal dining room, elegant bar, and casual sidewalk terrace, but lacks amenities such as a pool or fitness center.