If you are searching for a weekend away in a luxury hotel, Barcelona has many to choose from. By their very nature, luxury hotels offer a distinctly different experience for their guests and add a touch of decadence to any stay. In typical Spanish style these places are exquisitely decorated, usually with contemporary features that belie the theme that resonates throughout this modern city.
When you have decided on your luxury hotel, Barcelona simply opens its doors for you to explore. If you are looking for a city that oozes energy and excitement this is the one for you; it fuses chic sophistication with incredible architecture and a laid back atmosphere. Charming and enticing, it is bound to delight.
From the lively shopping districts and cosmopolitan nightlife to the beautiful beach hangouts and the delicious cuisine, the city is a fantastic destination for family holidays, short breaks away and romantic getaways. Days can be spent exploring the magnificent history and discovering the unique character of the city's main points of interest, while during the evening there is time to relax and enjoy the hub of the local tapas bars or indulge in some fine Catalan dining. Fusing old and new, this is a city that honours its history while embracing its future. Your experience will be enhanced even further if you choose to stay in a luxury hotel.
La Rambla is the most famous street in the city and simply exudes character. Adorned with incredible architecture, it is worth joining the crowds to soak up the atmosphere in this eclectic area. Gaudi has made his mark in the city and a visit to the World Heritage site, Casa Mila, will reward you with impressive panoramic views of much of his handiwork. The Sagrada Familia is the best-known Gaudi masterpiece and is a stunning icon of the city - it is particularly beautiful at night.
For the foodies visiting the city, many delicacies await. The tapas bars are the places to go pre-dinner, where you will be greeted with a huge array of delicious nibbles along with delicious glasses of local cava. Long lunches are enjoyed in Spain and the city has many great little restaurants serving three-course lunch specials that are inexpensive and always tasty. This is also a city of dance, and if you love to party into the night after enjoying a late meal as the Spanish do, there are great clubs and bars that stay open until the early hours.
Despite the city showcasing much of its artwork in the form of architecture, it is also home to some wonderful museums and galleries. The Museu de la Catedral is a magnificent display of the city's history and modern art through the centuries, while the Fundacio Joan Miro famously houses a collection of art works by Joan Miro.