The city centre has been considered the best area to stay during a city break, whatever city we are visiting. Although some visitors prefer to stay in more isolated neighbourhoods, and accommodation facilities are very good in distant areas of the city too, staying close to downtown might have some advantages. Proximity to appreciated touristic attractions is the main one.
In Barcelona, staying near the city centre is a way to discover some of the main secrets of the old town (Ciutat Vella): Les Rambles, Gothic Quarter, El Raval, Plaça Reial… Do you want to go to the theatre or the opera house in Gran Teatre del Liceu or Palau de la Música? Or do you prefer to walk and get lost through the narrow streets of the old Born, Raval or Gòtic? Do you feel attracted to one of their numerous bars and restaurants? Or would you like to visit some of the main markets of the city? Whether you want to spend your stay in Barcelona in the beach, you are planning to visit some of the main museums of the city (like Museu Picasso or Museum Marítim), or you are interested in going shopping, the city centre can be a right option.
At the same time, moving to another part of the city from there is very easy; the city centre is well-connected with the main transport arteries and public transport: underground (metro), train, buses, etc.
Hotels in Ciutat Vella or their closer neighbourhoods are an ideal option for experiencing the historical essence of the beautiful Barcelona! Stay right in the heart of the old Barcelona, inside the old city’s very first walled enclosure, and you will live an unforgettable experience.
You can find the list of the best hotels in Barcelona city centre in our booking website: hotels near Les Rambles, close to Parc de la Ciutadella and El Born, a few minutes from the Gothic Quarter… Accommodation options in Ciutat Vella range from inexpensive guesthouses and hostels to the most luxurious and expensive hotels. A universe of options that may fit different budgets!