Local Area

OD Barcelona is located in Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region.  The hotel is situated in the heart of the city’s chic Eixample district, 200 meters from Paseo de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s most celebrated avenues. It is 15 kilometers (9 miles) northeast of BCN-Barcelona-El Prat International Airport.  Barcelona is known for its art and architecture. The Sagrada Família basilica and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí are prevalent in the city.  Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes.
 
La Rambla is a street in the central part of the city, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian boulevard, it stretches for 1.2 kilometers connecting Plaça de Cataluña in the center with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. Port Vell is Barcelona’s harbor and is filled with yachts, restaurants and tapas bars. 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 where 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.  El Born is one of the most elegant medieval neighborhoods in the city and is also one of the most fashionable areas in Barcelona. It is filled with elegant small shops, bars and restaurants.  Camp Nou is the home field of FC Barcelona and features the FC Barcelona Museum. 
 
Plaza de Catalunya, Barcelona Cathedral and Gothic District, the Sagrada Familia, La Rambla, Liceu Theatre, Tivoli Theatre, University of Barcelona, Barcelona Stock Market,
and the rail station Passeig de Gràcia are all within 1 kilometer from the OD Barcelona hotel. Barceloneta Beach, Parc Guel, Plaza de España, Fira Barcelona Montjuic and La Caixa are all 3 kilometers away.
 

L.E. HOTELS Top 10 must see attractions

 
Sagrada Família
 
Located in the Eixample district, this cathedral is hailed as Antoni Gaudi's best work and finest masterpiece.  Construction began in 1882 according to the neo-Gothic designs of Francisco de Paula del Villar. It has become one of the most important landmarks and attractions in Barcelona.
 
Paseo de Gracia (Passeig de Gràcia)
 
Passeig de Gràcia 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.
 
Casa Batlló
 
Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces. Casa Batllo is one of three unusual buildings along Passeig de Gràcia, together with Casa Amatller and Casa Lleo-Morera which make up the "Block of Discord." The house was originally built for a middle class family and in 1904 Gaudi was commissioned to refurbish it.
 
Plaça de Catalunya (Catalunya Square)
 
Plaça de Catalunya is a large public square covering about 50,000 square meters.  It is the city’s most important and busiest square in the heart of the city. Corte Ingles Department Store is nearby as well as most of the subway and train lines. Bordered by monumental and historically important buildings, Plaça de Catalunya is located between the old city and Eixample district where nine streets meet including the Rambla and Passeig de Gracia.
 
La Rambla & Plaça Reial (Royal Square)
 
La Rambla is Barcelona's most famous and attractive avenue and is the emblematic avenue of the city. It 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 Güell Palace designed by Gaudi in the beginning of his career. 
Plaça Reial or Royal Square is entered from Rambla in Barcelona's Old Town. During the 19th century Placa Reial, a Cupuchin monastery, stood here and in 1822 the city acquired the space.
 
Casa Milà (also known as La Pedrera)
 
Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building in Barcelona. It was the last civil work designed by Gaudi, built between 1906 and 1912.  Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the headquarters of the Fundacio Catalunya-La Pedrera.
 
 
 
Barcelona Cathedral (Gothic Cathedral / “La Seu”)
 
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."
 
La Boquería Market
 
The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boquería is an enormous indoor market located in Ciutat Vella at the entrance to La Rambla. The market began as a traveling market in 1200 and was then established at the top of La Rambla where the stalls were likely to attract passing traffic.
 
Museu Picasso (Picasso Museum)
 
The Picasso Museum opened in 1963 in a row of five 13th and 14th century Catalan-Gothic style palazzos, which have been brought together to hold a collection of more than 4,000 works of art.
 
Park Güell
 
Park Güell is the reflection of Gaudí’s artistic plenitude, which belongs to his naturalist phase (first decade of the 20th century). During this period, the architect perfected his personal style through inspiration from organic shapes. He put into practice a series of new structural solutions rooted in the analysis of geometry. To that, the Catalan artist adds creative liberty and an imaginative, ornamental creation.