As is fitting for a thriving city that draws travelers of all ages and incomes, Barcelona hotels run the range from cheery, inexpensive hostels to five-star deluxe palaces. In addition, a wide variety of uniquely designed boutique hotels reflect the non-conformist leanings of this avant-garde city.
Many Barcelona cheap hotels can be found in the Cuitat Vella, the Old City, a neighborhood of buildings constructed in medieval times and narrow winding streets. The hotels located here, many built around small, central courtyards, are within walking distance of the city's most famous sights such as the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral, and the bustling pedestrian-dominated street known as the Rambla.
Appreciating Barcelona's Art and Hotel Architecture
A treasure-trove of surreal and modern art and architecture, Barcelona offers up works and designs by Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Guadí, and Gehry. Many hotels in Barcelona, especially those in the Eixample neighborhood, are housed in organically-inspired art nouveau buildings constructed in the late 1800s. Also found in Eixample is Guadí's massive Sagrada Familia Temple, one the city's most visited attractions, as well as a number of cafás and restaurants featuring Barcelona's New Catalan Cuisine.