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Modernista Accommodation In The Catalan Capital

There are more Barcelona Eixample Hotels than in any other district, so inevitably there is a very broad accommodation offer in this area famous for its Modernista buildings by Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and many more.

There are more Barcelona Eixample Hotels than in any other district, so inevitably there is a very broad accommodation offer in this area famous for its Modernista buildings by Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and many more.

As L'Eixample such a large district, I've classified the hotels according to streets and monuments rather than neighbourhoods.

I doubt whether many people know that L'Eixample District is made up of L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample, La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample, La Dreta de l'Eixample, Fort Pienc, Sagrada Família and Sant Antoni.

The Eixample's most famous streets, such as Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya, are in the Dreta de l'Eixample neighbourhood and run vertically up from Plaça Catalunya to Avinguda Diagonal.

The horizontal streets of Gran Via, Provença, Aragó, Valencia, Mallorca and Diagonal itself cut across the whole city so I will concentrate on the Barcelona Eixample Hotels on these streets that are closest to the city centre and the famous Modernista buildings.

Sant Antoni and Sagrada Familia hotels deserve a section apart as do Plaça Urquinaona, Plaça Universitat and the area around the Estació del Nord Bus Station in Fort Pienc.




Passeig de Gràcia Accommodation

Starting at the top right hand corner of Plaça Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia is probably Barcelona's most famous street after The Ramblas.

With its wide pavements and expensive shops, Passeig de Gràcia became home to Barcelona's monied classes at the end of the 19th century and it is here that you'll find some of the most celebrated Modernista buildings, such as Gaudí's Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, Domènech i Montaner's Casa Lleó Morera, and Puig i Cadafalch's
Casa Amatller along with many lesser known masterpieces.

There is a relatively limited supply of Barcelona Eixample Hotels on Passeig de Gràcia itself, and what is available tends to be at the higher end of the price range, so I have also included apartment rentals on this page.

My choice of hotel to illustrate this section has to be The Majestic, or to give it its full name the Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL - its one of Barcelona's most celebrated hotels and has been home to the rich and famous for over a century. GL stands for Gran Lujo or Great Luxury, by the way.


Rambla Catalunya Hotels

The Rambla de Catalunya is without doubt one of the most pleasant streets in the whole of Barcelona.

It may not be as well-known as The Ramblas or host as many famous buildings as Passeig de Gràcia, but it is a more relaxed and chic version of the former, which runs parallel to the latter.

The variety of Hotels located on Rambla Catalunya ranges from some quite luxurious 4 Star establishments through a very interesting selection of hotels in the 3 Star band down to much cheaper accommodation offers, including hostels.

Just to demonstrate that you can find cheap and cheerful accommodation in a prime location that also gets a big thumbs up from its guests, I've decided to illustrate Rambla Catalunya Hotels with a photo of the excellent Lullaby Hostel Rambla Cataluña.



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