Barcelona is the largest industrial hub in Spain and is the capital of Catalonia. This historic city has a fine blend of Catalan and modern architecture along with a large number of unique shopping streets.
Places to visit and things to do
- Eixample is one of the most important areas in Barcelona. The Plaça de Catalunya in this neighbourhood is the busiest square in the city. Eixample is also popular for the most expensive shopping streets in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia and Portal de l'Àngel located near the Plaça de Catalunya. There are plenty of 5-star hotels around Eixample that offer the finest luxury to travellers. These hotels are also close to the iconic church Sagrada Familia, one of the most distinctive masterpieces by architect Antoni Gaudí. Some of the best resorts in Barcelona are near Eixample that offer a relaxing stay and rejuvenating spa massage therapies.
- Las Ramblas is a lively shopping street in Barcelona that stretches over 1.2 km. The 3-star hotels around Las Ramblas are close to the numerous cafes and restaurants and the popular Boquria Market. These budget hotels are also in close proximity to the Centre d’Art Santa Monica, a contemporary art gallery.
- La Fonda and Les Quinze Nits are some of the best affordable dine-outs that serve the most popular food in Barcelona, such as paella and tapas. For great Indian food, Tandoori Nights and Shalimar restaurant are two of the best cheap Indian/veg-friendly restaurants in Barcelona that serve tarka dal, saag paneer, vegetable vindaloo, and gulab jamun among others.
- Budget hotels near the Barcelona Airport offer travellers with the best facilities such as free Wi-Fi services and shuttle services.