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Last updated: 31 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Right on the Ramblas, ideally situated for sightseeing and shopping, this chic and intimate ‘museum hotel’ occupies an elegant 19th-century mansion, near the Boqueria market.

Formerly the HQ of a prestigious 200-year-old jewellery company, Bagues-Masriera, it’s a favourite with first-timers, with an opulent interior that subtly evokes the building’s palatial heritage with a 21st-century take on Art Nouveau.

There’s a rooftop terrace with plunge pool and cocktail tapas/ bar, and fabulous views over Las Ramblas, as well as an inner bar with a small menu of dishes, exclusively for guests. The attentive, personalised service puts it head and shoulders above the boutique competition.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Picasso Museum Barcelona

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[0.8 miles]

Absorbing collection of early and late works by Picasso, in a beautiful Gothic palace. The collection includes Picasso’s 58 paintings inspired by Velazquez’s Las Meninas.

Best for ages: 18+ | £11

Casa Batllo

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[1.1 miles]

The former home of the Batllo family, Gaudí’s shimmering, colour-drenched townhouse is a Modernista masterpiece.

Best for ages: 8+ | £32

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External view of the Santa Eulalia Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[0.4 miles]

This massive pile is Catalan Gothic at its most grandiose, full of wonders: lavishly ornate chapels, Renaissance sculpted choir stalls, and crypt of patron saint Eulalia. The cloister is especially charming.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Inside view of The extraordinary La Palau Musica concert hall

Palace of Music

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Best for ages: 18+ | £17

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Front facade of the church

Church of Santa Maria del Mar

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[0.9 miles]

Barcelona’s Gothic jewel was built in the 14th century by the sea-faring community in only 50 years – hence its rare stylistic harmony. During the Spanish Civil War, its accumulated Baroque decorations burned, leaving behind the bare bones of its sublime interior.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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La Rambla

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[1 miles]

A thrumming, lively street running through the heart of Barcelona towards the sea, is a magnet for outlandish street performers – and tourists.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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Spain’s cultural heart has unforgettable architecture, a pioneering arts scene, creative cuisine and nightlife that buzzes till dawn.

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