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Plaça de Catalunya

This bustling square in the heart of Barcelona is renowned for its festivals, shopping and monuments.  

In the centre of Barcelona is Plaça de Catalunya, the city’s bustling public square. This pleasant plaza is situated at the meeting point of the Ciutat Vella (Old City) district and the newer L’Eixample district. Constructed in 1927 by King Alfonso XII, the square is built where the old city wall’s gates used to stand.

Due to its central location, visitors who are crisscrossing the city during their sightseeing will encounter Plaça de Catalunya several times. Sprinkled throughout the square are monuments and sculptures, made by some of Catalonia’s most famous artists such as Eusebi Arnua, Josep Clará and Josep Subirachs. Relax on the grass and take a break from the fast-paced city. 

Due to its central location, visitors who are crisscrossing the city during their sightseeing will encounter Plaça de Catalunya several times. Sprinkled throughout the square are monuments and sculptures, made by some of Catalonia’s most famous artists such as Eusebi Arnua, Josep Clará and Josep Subirachs. Relax on the grass and take a break from the fast-paced city. 

On the other side of the square is Passeig de Gracia. This wide boulevard is home to some of the best contemporary architecture within Catalonia. Two buildings of particular note are Antoni Gaudi’s renowned designs, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, which are nestled between a variety of fashionable restaurants, bars and stores. For additional shopping, walk down Portal de l’Angel and Rambla de Catalunya. 

Plaça de Catalunya hosts a variety of celebrations and festivals. The National Day of Catalonia festival is held every year on September 11 and visitors can enjoy a free concert. Also in September is the Mercé Festival, which honours the patron saint of Barcelona with live music, a parade and fireworks. 

The popular Plaça de Catalunya is also one of the transportation centres of the city. Trains, the metro and public buses all converge at the square. Visitors who wish to take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour begin their journey in the square, and it is also the place to catch the airport shuttle.


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Via Laietana, 69, Centre, Barcelona, Barcelona
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Gothic Quarter, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palau de la Musica Catalana, Passeig de Gracia, and Placa de Catalunya. El Corte Ingles and Tivoli Theatre are also within 5 minutes. Urquinaona Station is only a 2-minute walk and Placa Catalunya Station is 7 minutes.

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    Arc la Rambla

    Arc la Rambla

    La Rambla 19, Barcelona, Barcelona
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Gothic Quarter, this hotel is steps away from Teatre Principal, Centre d'Art Santa Monica and Palau Guell. Barcelona Wax Museum and Gran Teatre del Liceu are also within 5 minutes. Drassanes Station is only a 2-minute walk and Liceu Station is 4 minutes.

      Negresco Princess NZ$130
      Negresco Princess

      Negresco Princess

      Roger de Lluria, 16-18, Barcelona
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Eixample, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Casa Calvet, Teatre Museu El Rei de la Magia and Tivoli Theatre. Espai Volart and Jardines de la Torre de les Aigues are also within 5 minutes. Urquinaona Station is only a 2-minute walk and Passeig de Gracia Station is 6 minutes.

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        Iberostar Selection Paseo de Gracia

        Plaza Cataluña, 10, Barcelona
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Eixample, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Placa de Catalunya and La Rambla. Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana are also within 10 minutes. Plaça de Catalunya Station is only a 2-minute walk and Passeig de Gracia Station is 3 minutes.

          Ohla Barcelona NZ$275
          Ohla Barcelona

          Ohla Barcelona

          Via Laietana, 49, Barcelona, Barcelona
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Gothic Quarter, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palau de la Musica Catalana, Passeig de Gracia, and Barcelona Cathedral. Placa de Catalunya and El Corte Ingles are also within 5 minutes. Urquinaona Station is only a 3-minute walk and Placa Catalunya Station is 7 minutes.

            Gran Hotel Havana NZ$126
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            Gran Hotel Havana

            Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 647, Barcelona, Barcelona
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Eixample, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tivoli Theatre, Passeig de Gracia, and Placa de Catalunya. Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana are also within 10 minutes. Tetuan Station and Girona Station are within a 5-minute walk.

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              H10 Madison

              C/ Dr. Joaquim Pou, 2-4-6, Barcelona, Barrio Gótico
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Gothic Quarter, this luxury hotel is steps away from Barcelona Cathedral and Palau de la Musica Catalana. Passeig de Gracia and La Rambla are also within 10 minutes. Jaume I Station and Urquinaona Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                H10 Metropolitan NZ$150
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                H10 Metropolitan

                Rambla Catalunya 7-9, Barcelona, Barcelona
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Eixample, this luxury hotel is steps away from Teatre Coliseum, Placa de Catalunya and Rambla de Catalunya. Passeig de Gracia and El Corte Ingles are also within 5 minutes. Plaça de Catalunya Station is only a 2-minute walk and Passeig de Gracia Station is 3 minutes.