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A prosperous and fiercely proud region, Catalonia’s distinct history, language and cuisine have led to a strong individual identity and a belief in its rightful place as an independent nation. Barcelona is the heart of the region, a city of medieval lanes and Antoni Gaudí’s own brand of Art Nouveau architecture. It gives way to the wild scenery of the Costa Brava, the peaks of the Pyrenees, and the fields and medieval villages of the interior. There’s an array of attractions, from the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat to the Penedès wine region responsible for Spain’s sparkling cava wine, and our specialists can help you plan your trip. They’ll use their first-hand knowledge of Catalonia to guide you on where to visit and what to do.

Whether you want to discover the creative works of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, explore Romanesque churches and Gothic cathedrals, trace Salvador Dalí’s footsteps in Figueres, relax on the beach or hike through the mountains, our experts can guide you along the way. Our specialists have explored the main sights and the lesser-known ones, and they’ll carefully plan your vacation to Catalonia as an individual tailor-made trip to match your preferences.

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Places to visit in Catalonia

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Catalonia, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Catalonia

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Catalonia, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Catalonia

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    Places in and around Catalonia

    Accommodation choices for Catalonia

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Catalonia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Hotel Colón, Barcelona

      Hotel Colón

      Medium

      Ideally located in the heart of Barcelona, the Hotel Colón offers comfortably modern rooms, a relaxing rooftop spa terrace, unrivalled views of the city’s central cathedral and easy access to all the main sights.

    • Mercer Hotel Barcelona, Barcelona

      Mercer Hotel Barcelona

      Deluxe

      Incorporated into Barcelona’s ancient Roman walls, the Mercer Hotel employs a clever blend of original architecture and modern comfort and style. Its convenient location in the heart of the Gothic Quarter means many of Barcelona's attractions are within easy walking distance.

    • Gallery Hotel, Barcelona

      Gallery Hotel

      Medium

      With friendly service and an enviable location in downtown Barcelona, the Gallery Hotel provides a comfortable base for exploring the city. Its contemporary design and rooftop pool add to its appeal.

    • H10 Casa Mimosa, Barcelona

      H10 Casa Mimosa

      First Class

      Surrounded by Modernist architecture in the vibrant Eixample district, H10 Casa Mimosa provides a stylish base for exploring Barcelona. This chic boutique hotel has a large central courtyard and plunge pool and offers views to Gaudí’s Casa Milà.

    • Ohla Eixample, Barcelona

      Ohla Eixample

      Deluxe

      In the heart of one of Barcelona’s most vibrant districts, Ohla Eixample offers chic, modern rooms alongside Michelin-starred dining, a glorious roof terrace and pool, and a convenient location for exploring the city.

    • Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, Barcelona

      Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona

      First Class

      An elegant hotel in the heart of Barcelona’s fashionable Eixample district, the Majestic Hotel & Spa offers historic grandeur as well as all modern comforts. Service is impeccable and the rooftop terrace and pool are among the best in the city.

    • Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, Barcelona

      Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

      Deluxe

      Set in a historic building in central Barcelona, the Grand Hotel Central is a sophisticated option boasting elegant decor, comfortable rooms and a rooftop terrace that offers an unmatched panorama of Barcelona.

    • H10 Montcada, Barcelona

      H10 Montcada

      Medium

      Vintage styling, comfortable rooms and a rooftop terrace and Jacuzzi make the H10 Montcada a worthy option, but its convenient location in the heart of Barcelona is the real draw.

    • Hotel Neri, Barcelona

      Hotel Neri

      First Class

      A historic boutique hotel offering chic contemporary decor and an intimate roof terrace, the small Hotel Neri is conveniently located yet offers a sense of peace and tranquillity away from the city crowds.

    • Hotel 1898, Barcelona

      Hotel 1898

      First Class

      Set in a handsome colonial building just off La Rambla, the Hotel 1898 is a luxurious boutique property with a panoramic roof terrace and pool along with a relaxing spa.