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In Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, steps from Las Ramblas and La Boqueria Market
The Petit Palace Boqueria is located in the center of Barcelona next to the little streets of the Gothic Quarter and close to La Boqueria public market, which dates back to the year 1217. Though the area can sometimes attract seedy characters, it is within walking distance to Plaza Catalunya, an important landmark containing fountains and statues. Las Ramblas begins here, as does Passeig de Gracia for high-end shopping. In addition, the Aerobus stop is just a few blocks away and offers direct access from Barcelona International Airport -- a much cheaper alternative than taking a taxi. Overall, the area is rich with historic monuments, restaurants, and nightlife. For public transportation, the Liceu Metro Station is closest to the hotel.
Barcelona -- a cosmopolitan hub for arts, culture, and nightlife -- is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the city has a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers.
The Petit Palace Boqueria is a 41-room hotel in a historic building near Las Ramblas and steps from La Boqueria market. Rooms are individually decorated in black and white with leather furniture and colorful details. While mattresses are on the firm side, all rooms have laptops and free Wi-Fi as well as flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. A variety of rooms can accommodate different size groups including family rooms with bunk beds and one room type that can sleep up to eight people. Spacious bathrooms are contemporary with rainfall showerheads. The attractive lobby has exposed brick walls and brightly colored ergonomic furniture along with wall murals. One hotel highlight is the pretty outdoor terrace where breakfast or drinks are served on warm days. While the immediate area can attract some seedy characters, this is a great contemporary pick near the action of central Barcelona.