Immerse yourself in the Catalan modernist architecture that Barcelona is so famous for at Hotel España, the creation of celebrated architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. People visit just for a tour of this 19th century building, but you will be able to wander among the fluted columns, vividly patterned tiles, and striking chandeliers to your heart’s content. While true to its historic roots, the hotel is modernized to include upscale amenities, a top-deck cocktail bar, chic guestrooms, and unequaled gastronomy overseen by a multiple Michelin-starred chef.
- Appreciate the harmony of original 19th century architectural elements combined with modern comforts
- Stay in one of 82 tasteful, contemporary rooms with wooden floors, full-length mirrors, and complimentary minibars
- Enjoy a drink at the voguish Alaire Ramblas Terrace or elegant Bar Arnau
- Take advantage of a prime location close to Las Ramblas, Plaza Cataluña, and La Boqueria Market
- Eat creative Catalan food overseen by a seven Michelin-starred chef in a modernist dining room
- Lounge by the rooftop pool with a cocktail an expansive views of the Ciutat Vella
An advertisement dating back to the hotel’s launch in 1859 promised attentive service and superb rooms, and the current incarnation continues to deliver. With playful takes on classic Catalan cuisine and a location in the heart of the city center, it’s no surprise travelers are still coming back, 160 years later. Start your own tradition here, and come back again and again.
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The hotel’s 82 guestrooms are tastefully decorated in shades of grey, brown, and blue in a contemporary style, with wooden floors and furniture, full-length mirrors, and abstract, oversize artworks. Complimentary minibars are in all room types, from the Boutique Rooms overlooking the beautiful inner courtyard to larger Deluxe Rooms and Family Rooms, which sleep three. Try the top-floor Suite Ramblas for an elegant, apartment-style space flooded with light, and a 23-meter-wide terrace with views over Barcelona’s vibrant Raval Quarter.
There is a dedicated concierge service available to help plan and enhance your trip, as well as free WiFi and a convenient business center.
Discover Hotel España’s commitment to quality cuisine. Choose from the modernist dining room where the menu is overseen by a Michelin-starred chef, the funky rooftop terrace, or the atmospheric bar with your favorite libations.
Restaurante Fonda España – Tantalize your taste buds in modernist splendor at this signature restaurant overseen by chef Martín Berasategui, who holds seven Michelin stars. Restaurante Fonda España adds a contemporary twist to traditional Catalan ingredients, all served by the glowing light of ornate chandeliers.
Alaire Ramblas Terrace – With chairs shaped like giant masks and lights like towering tulips, the décor of the rooftop terrace brings a fantastical flavor to your visit, and that’s before you’ve tried the hand-blended cocktails and seasonal tapas. Live boss nova and flamenco, as well as DJ sessions, liven up summer nights.
Bar Arnau – Come to marvel at the five-meter-high alabaster fireplace — a unique piece designed by master sculptor Eusebi Arnau — and stay for the classic cocktails and lively ambiance.
Head up to the rooftop and relax in the sunshine on a lounger, or swim in the open-air pool (open May to October) while enjoying a panoramic view of the Ciutat Vella. Learn more about the hotel’s history and architecture on a 40-minute guided tour, and meet with friends on the terrace for seasonal tapas, sandwiches, salads, and cocktails.
Las Ramblas, a constantly buzzing hive of activity, is a couple of minutes’ stroll away from the hotel. Embrace the hustle and bustle, and wander past street artists and bountiful flower markets while looking for handicrafts in one of the numerous shops. Don’t miss La Boqueria Market, a cavernous haunt packed with stalls selling everything from a rainbow of fresh produce, charcuterie, and cheese, to ready-to-eat tapas. Continue strolling to Plaza Cataluña, the nerve center of Barcelona, before looping back to the Gothic Quarter and exploring its more than 2,000 years of history.
Nestled within the historical heart of Barcelona, Spain, Hotel España is a few steps from some of the city’s most coveted tourist attractions. On the borders of both the medieval Gothic Quarter and the up-and-coming Raval, you’re poised between Barcelona’s past and future, and will find a host of sights, bars, and restaurants within a short walk.
Barcelona–El Prat Airport is 10 mi / 16 km away.
Liceu Metro station is a two minute walk from the hotel.