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Ten places to visit near the Gracia Garden Hotel

11-11-2021
Ten places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden Hotel
Ten places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden HotelTen places to visit near the Gracia Garden Hotel

Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities for tourism and culture in Europe. Not surprisingly artists of the stature of Gaudí, Miralles and Mies van der Rohe have used Barcelona as a canvas to create incredible works of architecture.

The privileged location of the Gracia Garden right in the heart of the street that gives it its name, Paseo de Gracia, will allow you to enjoy many of these monuments on foot.

These are the ten best places to visit near your Gracia Garden Hotel in Barcelona:

1. La Pedrera-Casa Milà

 500m | 7min walk

Gaudí's inspiration in aspects and shapes found in nature is well known. In this particular case, "La Pedrera" was inspired by the silhouette of a quarry.

This revolutionary work by Gaudí was a break with the established patterns in the constructions of his time.

2. Casa Batlló

1km away | 12min walk

This spectacular work by Antonio Gaudí, commissioned by Josep Batlló in 1904, is located at number 43 Paseo de Gracia.

Casa Batlló is considered one of the most important exponents of modernist architecture. It is admired both by the public (receiving 1 million visitors every year) and by experts (it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

3. La Sagrada familia

1.4km away | 16min walk

There is little left to say about the masterpiece of the brilliant Gaudí... This work, begun in 1882, is still under construction and is one of the most visited monuments in Spain, along with the Prado Museum and the Alhambra in Granada.

4. Plaza Cataluña

1.6km away | 20min walk

With a surface area of 5 hectares (about 50,000m2), Plaça Catalunya is the nerve centre of Barcelona. It is the starting point for important thoroughfares in the city, such as the Rambla and Paseo de Gracia.

In addition to sporadic concerts and exhibitions, shopping centres, shops, restaurants, etc. can be found in the area around the square.

5. Barcelona Cathedral

2.4km away | 28min walk

Walking down the Paseo de Gracia, you will find this wonderful Gothic style cathedral less than half an hour walk from the Hotel, 18 minutes, if you prefer by car or public transport.

6. Vila de Gràcia Square

350m away | 4min walk

Very close to your home in Barcelona you will find this square with bars, cafés and shops around a 19th century clock tower. Typical activities such as Sardana dances are organised in this square.

7. Casa Vicens Gaudí

900m away| 12min walk

Casa Vicens is Gaudí's first masterpiece, a prelude to his later work. Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer home for the Vicens family, it is where his incomparable talent unfolds. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

8. Parc Güell

2.3km away | 32min walk | 20min by bus

In 1900 Antoni Gaudí, Josep Maria Pujol and Juan Rubió began the construction of this public park which is a clear example of Catalan Modernisme. The park is characterised by the colours and materials typically used by Gaudí, in a setting of well-tended vegetation, and has privileged views of the city of Barcelona. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984.

9. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

2.3km away | 29min walk | 14min by underground

It is the largest modernist complex in the world, and the most important work of the architect Lluis Domènech i Muntaner. It is a modernist Hospital with guided tours of its gardens dotted with twelve striking Arab-style pavilions, connected by a kilometre of underground galleries. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

10. Museu del Modernisme of Barcelona

1.5km away | 18min walk

A private museum committed to art and culture which, with a unique private collection, summarises and contextualises the art of the modernist period in Catalonia. It manages to provide a historical and social framework by opening a beautiful window onto the past.