Steeped in centuries-old history, home to visionary architect Antoni Gaudi, and alive today with a vibrant mix of art, gastronomy, and culture, Barcelona is one of Europe’s most intriguing destinations. Le Méridien Barcelona enjoys a central location in the city—located on the lively promenade Las Ramblas and nearby Barcelona’s most intriguing neighbourhoods.
Explore the creative, cosmopolitan quarter of El Raval—famous for its Roman heritage, Gothic architecture, and old harbour. A multicultural hub of galleries, bookshops, and trendy restaurants, El Raval is also home to the acclaimed MACBA and the local exhibition centre CCCB.
Wander through the labyrinthine streets of the charming Barri Gòtic, popular for its architecture, nightlife, and boutiques. History buffs will not want to miss a visit to the impressive cathedral, dating back to the 13th century, while students of life will enjoy watching the daily city spectacle unfold from one of the cafés in the Plaça Reia.
Located north of the main square Plaça Catalunya, the Eixample neighbourhood is Barcelona’s most well-known area—treasured for the dreamlike Art Nouveau buildings that characterise the city. Masterpieces by legendary architect Gaudi stand alongside a parade of luxury boutiques and exclusive restaurants. Spend time meandering through Park Güell—Gaudi’s magical park of sculptures, buildings, and intricate tile work.
For foodies, a visit to the legendary Boqueria Market is a must. Located mere steps from the hotel, the market houses a dazzling selection of Catalan delicacies alongside a world of international ingredients. Also within walking distance, the modernist concert hall Palau de la Música Catalan was recently recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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