Barcelona is the capital and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,621,537. Barcelona has established itself as one of the major ports of Europe and Spain. Barcelona city is well known for its museums, art and architectures. Textiles, chemistry, pharmaceutical, motors, electronics, and printing are important industries of Barcelona. The Port of Barcelona is most important on the continent for cargo and containers.
Barcelona hotels offer competitive rates that suit every tourist to enjoy their visit. Barcelona hotels will usually provide at least the minimum in the services and amenities expected for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Like many major cities, there is a good choice of 3 – 5 star hotels in Barcelona. They can be found all over the city, but for convenience it would probably be best to stay in a hotel in or close to the city centre, so that you can easily discover Barcelona on foot, even though the city’s public transport system is both cheap and efficient.
The centre of Barcelona is quite compact, making it viable to explore on foot. Furthermore, the center is well connected via the city’s comprehensive metro network. In the centre you will find the Cathedral, Gaudí’s La Pedrera, the main shopping center, some of the city’s best restaurants and cafes and many of the museums, such as the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Picasso Museum, the Maritime Museum and much more.
The urban landscape of Barcelona provides a coastline stretching more than four kilometers and the beaches have earned a name for themselves as popular leisure spaces. Barcelona is also known for its night life. There are exciting cultural activities which provide entertainment and leisure suitable to all tastes and styles. Check into one of the hotels in Barcelona to entertain you at the numerous shows, bars, discotheques, concerts and popular fiestas which are the attractions of the city.
A tourist to Barcelona will never find a dull and boring moment while in the city. The range that Barcelona offers for a night out on the town at times causes one to find it difficult to choose from all the various offerings. The city has a host of champagne and cocktail bars where one can drop in for an evening of entertainment. Another good option is to venture into any of the good restaurants to savor from a wide and varied range of authentic food from across the world. Most Barcelona hotels also have good specialty restaurants serving authentic Spanish food of the traditional Mediterranean variety.