A visit to Barcelona delivers the perfect blend of a seaside holiday with a city break. Barcelona nestles between the sea and mountains and features architecture that spreads back over 2,000 years. You'll see ancient city walls, Gothic quarters and cathedrals that span from the 14th to 20th centuries. Much of the city has a Modernisme feel inspired by the artistic genius of Antonin Gaudi, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro. Wherever your hotel in Barcelona is located, you'll find city life to explore on the doorstep. In contrast to the buzz and bustle of the city, is the Mediterranean coastline with beaches of golden sands and azure seas. Choose cheap hotels along the waterside and combine your city break with activities on the water such as paddle boarding, sea kayaking or romantic sunset cruises. If you want to book a hotel or other accommodation in quieter surroundings, then the Collserola hills deliver tranquillity as well as breathtaking city views. You'll find plenty of attractions here such as hiking and mountain biking, gardens and museums and castles to explore. Use the eDreams search filters to find hotel deals in Barcelona that suit both your interests and your budget. Our easy-to-use filters let you search by party size, room type, date and price.
There's so much to see and do in Barcelona that whether you're staying for the weekend or several days, you'll never be short of excitement and entertainment. Maximise your city sightseeing time and use eDreams to book a hotel in Barcelona near La Rambla. Located right in the city centre, La Rambla is just a short distance to attractions such as the soaring Sagrada Familia. This masterpiece cathedral of Gaudi's has been over a century in the making and still isn't finished. To marvel at the Sagrada Familia from a distance, view it from another of Gaudi's quirky creations, the hillside Parc Guell. Look out for the photogenic Dragon Stairway. From the Parc Guell, take a leisurely stroll through the city neighbourhood of Gràcia. This takes you past La Pedrera and Casa Batllo, also designed by Gaudi. Cross Placa Catalunya to come back to the top of La Rambla. This pedestrianised street is lined with individual shops and restaurants and backed by the bewildering maze of cobbled medieval streets that makes up the Barri Gotic or Gothic Quarter. This is where you'll find the city's second cathedral, a Gothic delight covered in gargoyles.
Barcelona is a large and sprawling city made up of the historic centre, which comprises La Rambla and the Barri Gotic, as well as Montjuïc towards the mountains and Barceloneta with its waterfront area. More modern in appearance and character, but a good place for hotel deals, is Eixample. Montjuïc is home to a castle and military museum as well as the architecturally-inspired Barcelona Pavilion and the Palau Nacional. In front of the Palau Nacional is the Magic Fountain. This stunning fountain with its array of colours plays to a background of classical music. Barceloneta combines a cosmopolitan life of bars, clubs and cafes with a beach while Eixample was constructed on a grid of straight lines in the mid-19th-century. Full of Art Nouveau architecture, Eixample is also the place to shop for designer labels or sip cocktails on a cafe terrace. If you're tempted by Barcelona, let eDreams find you the best hotel deals.