Barcelona has a wide range of possibilities for the traveller, which in terms of heritage means diverse architectural styles. The city is home to Roman remains, Romanic and Gothic churches, Renaissance and Modernist buildings, as well as pioneering architecture from the most renowned architects of the moment. Hotels have not been slow to catch on to this architectural movement, and some, under the umbrella of the Boutique Hotels brand, have created their very own style (www.izaka.com).
The Boutique Hotels are unusual in that they are either in refurbished historic buildings or they are known for their unconventional interior design. Cutting-edge materials and new technologies share space with antique architectural features such as baroque altars and period furniture, to create a tasteful contrast of objects that make your stay all the more pleasant.
Hotel Barcelona Catedral ****
This exclusive, comfortable and modern hotel is next to the cathedral of Barcelona. It has an inviting swimming pool on the terrace, which also has a bar and a pleasant chill out zone. Other facilities are the gym, meeting room, internet and car parking. Its restaurant, called 4 Capellans, has a menu replete with Mediterranean dishes and there is also an appealing lunchtime set menu.
Address: C. dels Capellans, 4.
Phone: 933 042 255.
Is the perfect place for lovers of exclusivity, privacy and personal service. With a Modernist façade and interior, the design and comfort work hand in hand to create pleasant spaces. A personalised menu has been created for breakfast to satisfy the tastes of the most demanding guests, and the Sixtytwo Coctail Lounge is the place to enjoy a mixed drink, cocktail or a glass of wine from the ample wine list. There are four types of room so all guests may find something suitable, such as comfortable apartments.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 62.
Phone: 932 724 180.