Attractions in Barcelona
The BCN Urban Hotels Gran Rosellon is located in the financial district of Barcelona in a prime location in the city. It is near some of the best attractions, including Las Ramblas, the Gothic Cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) and Paseo de Gracia. The Hospital Clinic, Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana are also within close proximity. Plaza Cataluña is 1 kilometer from the hotel; the Sants International Train Station is 2 kilometers away and Barcelona Beach is 3 kilometers from the hotel. The Barcelona El Prat Airport is 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the BCN Urban Hotels Gran Rosellon; Girona Airport is 88 kilometers (54.6 miles) and Reus Airport is 104 kilometers (64.6 miles) from the hotel.
L.E. HOTELS Top 10 must see attractions
Paseo de Gracia (Passeig de Gràcia) and Plaza Cataluña
Paseo de Gracia is one the most exclusive and elegant boulevards in Barcelona and one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture. Great modernist buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi and Josep Maria Jujol are located on the Paseo. Plaza Cataluña is the city’s most important square in the heart of the city. Corte Ingles Department Store is nearby as well as most of the subway and train lines.
Las Ramblas is Barcelona's most famous and attractive avenue and is the emblematic avenue of the city. Highlights include Boqueria Market, Liceu and Estatua de Colón. Las Ramblas has the reputation of being one of Europe's most famous streets with its vast tree-lined boulevard, shops, restaurants and bars. It is actually a long uninterrupted stretch that serves as a pedestrian thoroughfare, going from Plaza Cataluña to the city's port, across to the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) in the Old City. People stroll the boulevard taking in the sights, sounds and attractions, including the charming Plaça Reial square and the Guell Palace designed by Gaudi in the beginning of his career.
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic)
The Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) is within the Ciutat Vella (Old City) and is the most ancient sector of Barcelona. It is the historical quarter of the city where Roman buildings and the remains of the former walls of the city still stand. Today, it is known for its narrow paved streets that are lined with Gothic buildings that house young artists' shops, fashionable restaurants and snack bars. The Gothic Quarter is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city for enjoying a stroll. The architecture is impressive and there is always a pleasant surprise to be discovered in every corner.
Sagrada Familia is an unfinished masterpiece by the most important modernist architect, Antoni Gaudí. It has become one of most important landmarks and attractions in Barcelona.
Barcelona Cathedral (Gothic Cathedral)
Not to be confused with Sagrada Familia, the large church by Antoni Gaudí, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral and Gothic Cathedral, is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain. The Cathedral was built between 1298 and 1450. Its Neo-gothic façade was added in 1892. It is located in the heart of Gothic Square and it is also called "La Seu."
Port Vell (Old Port)
Port Vell (Old Port), the harbor of Barcelona, is filled with yachts, restaurants and tapas bars, and houses the Maremagnum (a commercial mall), a multiplex cinema, the IMAX Port Vell and the Aquarium.
Park Guell is one of the most intriguing parks in the world. Designed by Antoni Gaudí, it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984.
Casa Batllo & Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces. A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been refurbished several times since. The local name for the building is Casa dels Ossos (House of Bones), as it has a skeletal quality. Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building in Barcelona. It was the last civil work designed by Gaudi, built between the years 1906 and 1910. In 1984, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
El Born District
Despite humble beginnings as a settlement built on top of a medieval area of jousts and celebrations, the El Born District has grown to be one of the most elegant and fashionable neighborhoods in Barcelona. It is filled with numerous elegant small shops, bars and restaurants.
Camp Nou - FC Barcelona and Fira de Barcelona Montjuic
Camp Nou - FC Barcelona is one of the most important soccer stadiums of Europe and the most important soccer stadium in Barcelona. It is the home field of FC Barcelona and features the FC Barcelona Museum. Fira de Barcelona Montjuic is the Exhibition Center of Barcelona.