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Barcelona Hotels and Apartments
Hotels and apartments in Barcelona:
Anytime is a good time to take the Spanish route and if your travel itinerary demands an unparalleled beach experience combined with the boundless culture and lively nightlife of the city, then Barcelona is where you need to book your cheap flights and hotels. We at Alpharooms have curated a list of cheap apartments and hotels in Barcelona to make your Barcelona holiday a memorable one.
The largest city of Catalonia and the prime commercial hub of Spain, Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Europe. Attracting over 5.8 million international visitors every year, Barcelona is the ultimate city break with numerous recreational areas and upscale entertainment. Barcelona is blessed with 300 days of summer and you can enjoy mild and warm climate throughout the year.
Barcelona has a rich history and the towering temple column, ancient city walls and the stone corridors are evidence of its opulent past. As the sun goes down, the city surges up to a night of limitless possibilities with jazzy bars, lamp-lit medieval chambers and indie-rock concert halls. Barcelona is the perfect place to visit all year round.
Where to stay! Your Barcelona Hotel:
Whether you are looking for a luxury tavern near a beach or for cheap hotels in Barcelona’s city centre, you will never be short of choice. If you aren’t fixated with the location, Barcelona has a lot more to offer without breaking the bank.
If you’re travelling for the first time, there are plenty of great places to stay, you may want to stay in Placa Catalunya, Las Ramblas or the Gothic Quarter as they have great transportation facilities for sightseeing and enjoying other activities. The best way to discover Barcelona is with its super-efficient metro system and you must ensure, your accommodation in Barcelona is a short walk away from the station.
Top things to see in Barcelona:
Barcelona is a place of immense cultural significance and exhibits the marvelous architectural feat of early European civilization. You can start your Barcelona journey with a visit to the Gothic church, this unfinished cathedral has become the landmark in Barcelona and is very popular among the travellers.
Montserrat is another site worth visiting. If you are travelling with kids, Park Guell must be in your itinerary - boasting amazing view and unlimited fun.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is definitely something you want to add to you to do list. It is best to experience at night with it’s technicolor’s fountains set to music – perfect for those Instagram-worthy moments. Other best places to visit Barcelona include Gothic Quarter, Casa Mila, Parc de la Ciutadella and the Sagrat Cor.
Nightlife in Barcelona:
Calling all the 24-hour party people! Time to head Barcelona, day or night, the city doesn’t stop. Port Olympic is one of the hottest areas with all the major nightclubs and Shoko is the popular party place for celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode and Elton John.
If you are fond of Irish bars and British pubs, you should hang around the Gothic Quarters, where there are tons of little bars and cocktail houses with DJ sessions and concert. During summers, nightlife moves by the beach, where several small chiringuito bars open up that lets you dip your heels in the sand and enjoy your favourite cocktail with some music.
What to eat on your Barcelona Holiday!
Barcelona holidays are not just about tapas and wines, food has always been an avant-garde affair with focus on new techniques and beautiful presentation. You will find a lot of Mexican and Columbian influence in the dishes served and most restaurants offering huge wine cellars for wine lovers. You will witness a variety of food culture from local favourites and fine dining options to the café cultures. For cheap eat-outs, we recommend Ofis – a daytime restaurant, where you can enjoy good food with a glass of wine and divine desserts to match - at a great price.
When in Spain, eat the Spanish omelette served at Les Truites, something you shouldn’t miss. You can also choose from an amazing array of tortillas and a wide variety of cocktails.
For a fine dining experience, head to ABaC restaurant, set in an elegant place. The food here is fancy, but delicious and you can try dishes like tuna marrow and cutlet with Pacific oyster and many exotic dishes.
For lighter fare and a caffeine break, Els Quatre Gats offers a wonderful treat where you can try Northern-style fried eggs with prawns and black cuttlefish croquettes.
Shopping in Barcelona:
Barcelona has a lot to surprise you at every turn and is one of the most fashionable cities in the world. There are endless boutiques and bazaars around and the shopping arena is concentrated in the centre and the old town. The shopping scene is phenomenal in Barcelona with big brands and stores offering latest fashion at bargain prices. Every week brings in new stores and you can find almost everything, including, jewelry, vintage pieces, antiques, wellness products and more. This Barcelona holiday, if you are looking for some gourmet purchases do not forget to reserve some space for the delicious Jabugos, Pata Negra, Bellota, chorizo and loin from the south of the country.
Fast Facts about Barcelona:
- Nearest airport: El Prat De Llobregat Airport
- Direct Flight time from Ireland (Dublin) to Barcelona: 2hrs 30mins
- Language: Spanish and Catalan
- Currency: Euro