Catalonia is a vibrant and passionate region of Spain with a proud culture and history. Its landscape ranges from the tall peaks of the Pyrenees to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout the province you’ll discover medieval and modernist architecture and the fantastic creations of Salvador Dalí.
Many visitors to Catalonia make Barcelona their first port of call. The second-largest city in Spain, and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona sits between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the Serra de Collserola.
Take a walk along Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, a tree-lined boulevard popular with locals and visitors, to get a feel for the city. The bustling street connects with the Plaça de Catalunya, a large plaza in the center of the city. Explore the city's architecture, including the old buildings of the Gothic Quarter and Antoni Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces, such as his unfinished Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family). Go shopping on the Passeig de Gràcia and at La Boqueria Market before heading to the edge of town to relax on one of the city’s beaches.
For more beach fun, head down the coast to the Costa Brava. This long stretch of coastline has miles of sandy expanses that include horseshoe bays, secluded coves and popular resort towns like Pineda and Tossa de Mar. Swim, sunbathe, scuba dive and windsurf in the warm Mediterranean water before retreating to a traditional restaurant to dine with views of the water.
The Costa Brava is where you will find plenty of art, history and outdoor adventures. Visit the village of Cadaqués to see the former home of Salvador Dalí, now a fascinating museum. Tour the old Roman Ruins of Empuries and the remains of the medieval castle at Begur or hike in the Cap de Creus Natural Park. During the winter, skiers flock to Girona Pyrenees for excellent snow conditions.
Reach Catalonia by flying into the international airports at either Barcelona or Girona. If you want to explore, renting a car is the most convenient way to see the region's coastline, countryside, towns and cities, although it is possible to travel across the province by bus and rail.
Located in El Raval, this hotel is steps away from Rambla del Raval and Raval Cat. Boqueria Market and Las Ramblas are also within 10 minutes. Liceu Station is 7 minutes by foot and Parc de Montjuic Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Barcelona Cathedral and Palau de la Musica Catalana. Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Las Ramblas are also within 10 minutes. Jaume I Station is only a 4-minute walk and Liceu Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Eixample, this apartment is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hospital Clinic, Casa Batllo and Placa d'Espanya. Placa de Catalunya and Magic Fountain of Montjuic are also within 1 mile (2 km). Urgell Station is 8 minutes by foot and Rocafort Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Diagonal Mar i el Front Maritim del Poblenou, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museu Blau and Mar Bella Beach. Sagrada Familia and Palau de la Musica Catalana are also within 3 miles (5 km). El Maresme-Forum Station is only a 4-minute walk and Besos Mar Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Barceloneta, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, just steps away from San Sebastian Beach and Barceloneta Beach. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are also within 2 miles (3 km). Barceloneta Station is 21 minutes by foot and Jaume I Station is 29 minutes.
Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Arenas de Barcelona and Placa d'Espanya. Magic Fountain of Montjuic and National Art Museum of Catalonia are also within 1 mile (2 km). Sants Station and Tarragona Metro Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this hotel is steps away from La Rambla and Placa de Catalunya. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Las Ramblas are also within 10 minutes. Placa Catalunya Station and Liceu Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gran Via 2 and Fira Barcelona. Placa d'Espanya and Magic Fountain of Montjuic are also within 3 miles (5 km). Europa - Fira Station is only a 5-minute walk and Ildefons Cerda Station is 11 minutes.