Things to Do in Barcelona

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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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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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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Parc de Ciutadella Tour Guide

Looking to get in touch with nature on your trip? Look no further than Parc de Ciutadella, located on the northeastern edge of Ciutat Vella. In addition its gorgeous greenery, bountiful gardens, and grassy knolls, the historic park also houses a zoo, the Parliament of Catalonia, greenhouses, castles, and Josep Fontserè i Mestre’s famous Cascada fountain. Spend …

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5 of Barcelona’s Best Cycling Routes (the Bikes Are on Us!)

Did you know on-site, complimentary bicycles are included when you book a stay with us? To kick off your expense-free adventure, we’ve mapped out the most scenic routes for you to take. 1. The Beach Route Breathe in fresh ocean air as your cycle down the coastline. We like to start off in Barceloneta, a …

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Barcelona’s 5 Best Marketplaces to Shop and Eat

The best way to experience the Catalan culture is by shopping and eating in Barcelona’s famous markets, featuring everything from fresh produce and meat to artisanal finds, clothing, and one-of-a-kind antiques. There are dozens of markets to choose from so allow us to take out the guesswork. Here are Barcelona’s five must-see marketplaces: 1. St. …

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