Barcelona inspires
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Barcelona has history, art, architecture, good cuisine, and great popular festivals... If you're thinking of coming here for work or holidays, don't miss out on the most charming sites and hotels we've chosen for you.


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Discover new places to go as a couple, a family, with your friends or after work.

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  • A long weekend in the city

    Beyond its iconic skyline, Barcelona has endless places and spots for you to explore.

    • Casa Vicens is Gaudí’s most unknown work. It was the first civil house he built with all the gusto and imagination of a 31-year-old, in the Gràcia neighbourhood. Gràcia is a town in the middle of the city that is a real joy to walk through. It has attractive stores by new designers and local artisans.

    • Art, just like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. The Picasso Museum, located in the historic neighbourhood of the Born, exhibits all the artistic periods of the painter. On the other side of Les Rambles, in the Raval neighbourhood, more contemporary artists are on display in the Macba.

    • In the restaurants of the Barceloneta neighbourhood, eating paella is quite a tradition among Barcelona residents seeking to be by the sea. As soon any glimmer of sunlight has faded, the bars and clubs on the seafront turn on the tunes and the party starts.

  • What to do after work

    It's time to shut down your computer and forget about your emails. Evenings in Barcelona are to be enjoyed, on your own or with your team.

    • Barcelona’s range of gastronomy is varied and endless. Any creative cuisine paired with a Catalan wine of DO status is the cherry on top of an intense day of work. And why not finish on a high with a signature cocktail?

    • Running through the Collserola mountain range and cycling by the sea along the entire promenade are great ways to see the city. If you prefer fitness activities helping you to stay in shape, there will be a gym equipped with exercise machines in your hotel.

    • Not doing anything is also doing a lot. Float in the jacuzzi at the hotel spa, have a therapeutic massage, snack on an appetiser in the bar or gaze at the views from the hotel terrace. Pure relaxation.

  • Family Holidays

    Barcelona has plenty of fun activities for little and large alike. Your family photo album will be bursting with unforgettable moments.

    • Go for a splash at the beach, eat a variety of tapas at a beach bar, sail the coast by boat, and swim with sharks at the Aquarium… Barcelona’s sea and port have all the ingredients for a fantastic family day out.

    • Seeing the marvellous sights of the city from the heights of the ferris wheel of the Tibidabo, Barcelona’s legendary theme park, is a real thrill. Located nearby is the Cosmocaixa, an astonishing science museum that has a slice of the Amazon rainforest and a planetarium showing 3D projections.

    • The more athletic will enjoy walking up the hill of Montjuïc and entering the Estadi Olímpic, where the 1992 Olympics Games were held. At the Camp Nou stadium, FC Barcelona fans will feel like another member of the team as they approach the pitch from the changing room tunnel.

  • Day trips

    Just an hour away by car or train, there are incredible places where you can experience a full-day’s adventure and still come back and sleep in Barcelona.

    • Heading inland, nature lovers can climb the most symbolic mountain range in Catalonia—Montserrat—a place of pilgrimage for many Catalans who climb right up to its one thousand year-old monastery. There are many hiking trails allowing you to see the beautiful scenery.

    • 37km to the south lies Sitges, a fishing town famous for its beautiful church located at the foot of the beach and its modernist houses. If you continue on the coastal road, you’ll arrive in the city of Tarragona, a treasure of the Mediterranean known for its Roman archaeological remains.

    • Head towards France and stop in Girona city, the capital of the province, a charming medieval city where some of the main scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed. Take this opportunity to visit the town of Figueres, known for its surrealist Dalí Museum. It will leave you speechless.


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Barcelona inspires easy accessibility

  • High speed train
  • International Airport
  • Cruise and commercial port

Barcelona inspires a wide range of accommodation

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Barcelona inspires worldwide events

  • 1992 Olympic Games
  • 2002 Year of Gaudí
  • Mobile World Congress
  • IBTM
  • Sónar Festival

Barcelona inspires boutique hotels

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bcninspires.com is a project by the Barcelona Hotel Association, the main representative of the hotel sector in Barcelona in order to promote all the properties associated as well as Barcelona as a leisure and business destination.

bcninspires.com is a project by the Barcelona Hotel Association, the main representative of the hotel sector in Barcelona in order to promote all the properties associated as well as Barcelona as a leisure and business destination.