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Grand Hotel Central Barcelona is located next door to El Born, Barcelona's most fashionable area with its boutique shops, designer bars and restaurants scattered throughout its narrow streets. Las Ramblas, Plaza Cataluña, the museums and the sea front are just minutes walk away.
Address: Via Laietana, 30 - Barcelona, 8003, Spain
Across the street from the hotel you will find the remains of the Roman city and the cities medieval buildings. Visit inside the cathedral and on Sundays watch and take part in the famous Catalan dance "La Sardana" on Sunday mornings. Around the Cathedral there is a variety of history and art is ever present in the districts array of cobbled streets. The Plaça de Sant Jaume stands right in the centre of the district and on either side of the square, facing each other, the City Hall, and the Palau de la Generalitat, the seat of the Catalan government. Antique dealers, bookshops, restaurants, and unusual shops maintain the activity of this historical district and add to its interest.
In recent years, the most fashionable zone of Barcelona has developed right next to the hotel: El Born district, replete with surprising shops, designer bars and restaurants scattered throughout its narrow streets and well-lit plazas.
This is the heart of Barcelona and links the old city with the Eixample district. This square is the starting point for the city´s main streets and boulevards such as the famous "La Rambla" which runs down to the port; or the Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia, boulevards which run up towards the mountains, and include a wide range of shops and leisure attractions.
This unique and vibrant street, no matter what time of day, is lined with newspaper and book stands, and interspersed with bird and flower stalls. While having a relaxed stroll, you can enjoy the street entertainers.
Directions: By Taxi Hours: 24 hours Cost: 35 euros By Metro: Jaume 1 (Yellow Line) Hours: 0600-2400 Fri & Sat 0600-0200 Cost: 1.15 euros single By Train: Plaza Catalunya Hours: 0600-2430 Cost: 3 euros single