Praça de Catalunha / Passeio de Gracia
Plaça de Catalunya
This 30,000 m2 open space is the biggest square in Barcelona and one of the biggest in Spain. The city’s main thoroughfares all connect with this major landmark, with its famous fountain and statues. It is a neuralgic hub with excellent connections to all the city’s main tourist sights.
Book your holiday apartment near Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona and you’ll be able to stroll along the legendary Ramblas and visit the Liceu Opera House, the cathedral and the Barri Gòtic Born neighbourhood, Ciutadella Park, Arc de Triomf and Rambla de Catalunya. Barcelona’s leading shopping streets, including Passeig de Gràcia, Carrer Pelai and Portal de l’Àngel, are all very close to Plaça de Catalunya, so staying in one of our apartments in Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona is a great idea if you want to make the most of your trip to Barcelona to shop till you drop.
Foodies will be thrilled to hear that the streets around Plaça de Catalunya are packed with restaurants serving typical Catalan cuisine and food from all over the world. The famous Boqueria Market on the Ramblas is also only a stone’s throw away. Yet another reason for booking one of our holiday apartments in Plaça de Catalunya.
The city’s main tourist office is located underneath Plaça de Catalunya, which is very useful if you want any help or advice on getting around the city or what to see. This area is a major transport hub, so if your apartment by days is close to Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona you’ll have no trouble making your way around the city. The square has metro and train stations, bus stops, taxi ranks, etc. The airport bus and tourist bus both stop here, right in front of the famous El Corte Inglés department store. To catch the train along the Barcelona coastline or to venture up the city’s hills, Tibidabo and Montjuïc, booking accommodation in Plaça de Catalunya is a fantastic option.
Passeig de Gràcia
One the city’s most famous and popular boulevards, the 1.5 km long Passeig de Gràcia runs down from Avinguda Diagonal to Plaça de Catalunya. This street has the highest concentration of haute couture designer boutiques in the whole city. So if you plan to do a spot of shopping on your trip to Barcelona, book your accommodation in Barcelona near Passeig de Gràcia.
This area is home to some of Gaudí’s most striking buildings, including the marvellous La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, both Unesco World Heritage Sites. But that’s not all… Carry on up Passeig de Gràcia, turn onto Avinguda Diagonal and you’ll find another Modernista gem, the amazing Casa de les Punxes, which looks more like a German castle than any other building in the city. If you book accommodation in Barcelona near Passeig de Gràcia you’ll be able to visit these architectural wonders, as well as others such as Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Amatller.
This area has gastronomic delights too. You’ll find some of the city’s top restaurants around here, and the views from several rooftop terraces are hard to beat, perfect for having a drink and unwinding after a hard day’s sightseeing. If you stay in one of our apartments on Passeig de Gràcia, make sure you look down at the pavement tiles, designed by Gaudí and inspired by shapes in nature.