Things to Do in Barcelona

First Timer’s Guide to Barcelona’s Mercat de la Boqueria

You’ve been told to visit the best market in the world during your trip in Barcelona, but what exactly for? It’s doubtful you have to shop for produce or meat cuts while on vacation. Fortunately, there’s more to La Boqueria than groceries – fresh juice, breakfast, seafood or tapas chased with a refreshing beer are …

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Visitor’s Guide to Plaça de Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya is considered Barcelona’s city center and main transport hub. The lively square – scattered with statues, fountains, landscaping and activity – is where the historic Old City meets L’Eixample (The Expansion) District. v Get there Arrive to Plaça Catalunya via metro. From The Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona, head left toward Carrer de Badajoz. …

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Delve into the Mediterranean at the Barcelona Aquarium

Are you interested in what’s going on under the sea? The Barcelona Aquarium has marine life you don’t find at most aquariums. The Barcelona Aquarium ( L‘ Aquarium de Barcelona) represents the different marine communities of the Mediterranean and beyond. Penguin feeding, shark tanks and an underwater tunnel draw the most visitors. Kid-friendly exhibitions make this a great …

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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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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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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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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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