Spain’s second-largest city is a dizzying array of art, architecture, history, and culture. When you travel to Barcelona, you’ll discover winding, historic streets, beautiful parks and beaches, and buildings that are more sculpture than traditional brick-and-mortar. A city of amor, romantic hotels in Barcelona abound; whether you’re here for love, art, or delicious tapas, you’ll have the perfect spot for an epic adventure.
Seaside to City Square
With miles of coastline, the city epitomizes the casual, yet upscale European beach vibe. Sun worshippers should book a resort or hotel on the beach in Barcelona for the full experience. Art lovers will rejoice in the Picasso Museum and the local exhibits found in city squares, like the Plaça del Pi. Of course, no trip to Barcelona is complete without viewing the works of its most celebrated resident, the architect Antonin Gaudí. Take an audio tour through La Sagrada Familia Church, the most famous of Gaudí’s works, or climb one of its towers for a special view of the city. Journey about a mile southwest to see La Pedrera, Gaudí’s imaginative take on a residential building. If you’ve got an appreciation for architecture, a hotel in the Barcelona neighborhood of Vila de Gracia provides excellent access to the Gaudí masterpieces.
Wine and Dine
While you may have tried “tapas” at your local bar, now is your chance to get exotic! Sample pigs’ ears, octopus, and blood sausage at an intimate hideaway in El Born. Not feeling so daring? You can still explore plenty of local flavor. Sip a glass of cava, a sparkling wine created in the region, paired with escalivada, a traditional dish of smoky grilled vegetables, or butifarras, the native take on pork sausage. Just be aware that you’ll probably be dining at 10:00 p.m., and even then, the night is still young by Spanish standards. There’s plenty to do once the sun goes down; mingle with tourists and locals alike when you stay at one of the Barcelona hotels in the lively Gothic Quarter, or take in an authentic flamenco show in Eixample, away from the crowds.
Get ready to toast your newfound friends with a hearty “Salud!” Travelocity has the best deals on cheap hotels in Barcelona, whether you’re an art aficionado, gastronomy guru, or laidback ocean lover. Book with us today and go and smell the roses.