Barcelona: city guide. The best secret tapas on Las Ramblas, plus beautiful architecture and art galleries
Where to stay
Barcelona has a plenty of hotels that are bursting with personality. For boutique rooms with a story, book into Cotton House Hotel – the 19th century former Cotton Textile Foundation building retains many original frescoes, dramatic fireplaces and dark wood fittings.
For modern luxury try the Hotel Arts Barcelona. Built in time for the 1992 Olympics it is positioned on the beach and has stunning views down the coast and across the city.
Or for a taste of colonial-style accommodation with an on-site cinema try Hotel 1898 on Las Ramblas. The Boutique Bed & Breakfast on Career de Pau Claris is a good homely pick as well.