Things to Do in Barcelona

Parc del Laberint d’Horta

Parc del Laberint d’Horta, also coined the “Labyrinth Park of Horta” is Barcelona’s oldest conserved garden, best known for its beautifully groomed labyrinth and Neoclassical and Romantic architecture. Here’s a bit of history and detailed overview of the park to prep you for your visit. History Joan Antoni Desvalls i d’Ardena, the owner of the …

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Jardins de Ca’n Altamira

Take to Jardins de Ca’n Altimira on a sunny day to enjoy lush vegetation, historic architecture, and plenty of fresh air. Here’s everything you need to know to plan for your visit. History The gardens originally belonged to Josep Altimira, a millionaire who had returned to Barcelona after one of his many treks to Cuba …

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On Bended Knee: 5 Romantic Places to Propose in Barcelona

Paris may be the city of love, but it’s our position here at the Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona that the city we call home has just as much romance on offer! With 23 Michelin-starred restaurants, dozens of upscale wine bars, and a whole lot of old world charm, Barcelona is fertile ground for romantic moments. …

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Pedal Around Barcelona with Our Martone Bikes

Back in 1995, there were no bicycle lanes in Barcelona. Today, it’s regarded as one of the most bike-friendly cities in Europe, with lanes and trails that afford views of the Mediterranean Sea and more. At The Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona, our custom Martone Bicycles are available for guests to rent and explore the city. Here …

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Scenic Views of Barcelona

Reaching new heights and finding different perspectives is at the heart of travel, and sometimes it helps to get a bird’s eye view of where you’re at. If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona, we recommend you enjoy its colorful vistas. Plus, what’s a vacation without photos of sweeping panoramic views? Here are our favorite …

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Barcelona Beach Guide

The Barcelona Coast stretches 100 kilometers, 4.5 of which are within city limits. Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona is just 2 km from the beach; whether you’re looking to play volleyball in the sand, sunbathe in the nude, or enjoy some drinks in the shade, the high concentration of beaches still makes way for great variety. Here’s a …

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A Visit to Güell Park in Barcelona

Barcelona’s Park Güell offers an outdoor variety of the many fluid forms of Antoni Gaudí. At Park Güell, architecture melds with the environment with round, organic shapes. You can’t visit Barcelona without a trip to this important world heritage site. Our guide will cover the history of the park, featured elements, and pro-tips for your visit. …

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