A Spectacular Hilltop Retreat in Barcelona
Hotel Miramar, which first opened its doors in 2006, is one of Barcelona’s newest luxury hotels. The hotel sits atop the tall hill called Montjuïc, which rises just south of the city center. From this lofty location, guests enjoy panoramic views of the city, its harbor, and the Mediterranean Sea. Fittingly, the hotel’s name means “Sea View.”
The hotel was constructed around the Art Deco façade of a grand palace built on the site in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition. The palace was designed by the noted architect Ramon Raventós and inaugurated by Spain’s King Alfonso XIII.
Apart from its historic façade, Hotel Miramar is distinctly modern. Its interior spaces are decorated in an appealing avant-garde style, and its guestrooms include up-to-date amenities such as large flat-screen televisions, free WiFi, and iPhone® docks with speakers.
Guests can dine in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant or sip drinks on the terrace while taking in the breathtaking cityscape and seascape. The hotel also offers an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a large gym, and a spa.
Las Ramblas and other attractions in the heart of Barcelona can be reached in minutes from Hotel Miramar by car or bus, but guests will also find plenty of things to see and do on Montjuïc. The hill’s attractions include museums, numerous gardens, a 17th-century fortress, and the Olympic park where the 1992 Summer Games were held.