Book a hotel on Plaça Catalunya: the town center

Plaça Cataluny is he very heart of Barcelona in all regards, practical: it's a big hub for all types of public transport from commuter trains to the bus to the airport; symbolic: it hosts plenty of events: when the Barça wins an important game, supporters will gather there, on the patron saint festivies, there are concerts etc.

Plaça Catalunya
Catalunya square is also an articulation between the Old Town and the Eixample district developed after the 1850. At one corner you are at the touristy Rambla and at the opposite one, you have Passeig de Gràcia.

The present day layout of the square dates to the 1920s, when it was the financial district of Barcelona. Most of the buildings lining the square were headquarters of bancks and other financial institutions.

Do not miss the 40+ sculptures from the 20s... in their day they caused quite a scandal for exposing to much flesh!

5 stars hotels: there are no 5 stars hotels (yet) on Plaça Catalunya itself, alhough several hotels listed in the Passeig de Gràcia / Rambla de Catalunya area are also close to Plaça Catalunya such as: El Palace, Cotton House, Mandarin Oriental Almanac and even Le Meridien.

4 stars: Iberostar Paseo de Gràcia, Pulitzer, Olivia Plaza, Regina, Catalonia Plaza Catalunya, Jazz, Catalonia Ramblas, Avenida Palace, NH Calderon ...

Plaça Catalunya on demonstration day
Catalunya square hosts all types of events and can get very crowed and the whole area may be closed to traffic.