At only 20 minutes by car from Barcelona and near the A-7 motorway you can find our hotel, equipped with all amenities and an extra dose of peace to ensure our hosts’ rest. Within our services, we offer a free parking with video monitoring for the exclusive use and enjoyment of our clients, large gardens for walking, gym and swimming pool to disconnect, among other things that convert us in the best option among all the hotels near Barcelona.
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Barcelona is a city that offers a multitude of activities for anyone who wants to visit it. Here we offer you a complete list about the most important places that any visitor must discover in this so cosmopolite city.
1. The Sagrada Familia
This huge temple has now become one of the symbols of the city’s identity. Its construction started in 1882 with the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar. But at the ends of 1883 the project passed into Gaudí’s hands, becoming his best work to which he dedicated his last years of life until his dead in 1926. Since then, various architects tried to finish the building following the Gaudí’s original idea.
Today, among the 18 towers projected by Gaudí, it has only 8, to which ones you can climb up to contemplate splendid views of the city. And if you add the impressive fronts of the Nacimiento, the Gloria and the Pasión, they make this place one of the most important to visit in Barcelona. Do not forget to look for the best option to stay among all the hotels near Barcelona.
2. The Park Güell
The project awarded to Gaudí and started in 1900 originally consisted in create a luxury urbanization destined for high-class families. However, the so exclusive character of the project made it never worked and be abandoned in 1914, when only two of the 60 stately houses (Gaudí’s one and Güell’s one, the promotor of the work). But, also thanks to the fact that the major part of the public areas had been built, this place become a huge private garden that Güell himself gave to realize some public acts. But it was after the promotor’s dead that the Municipality bought the place with the objective of re-open it as a municipal park in 1929, converting Güell’s house into a public school and Gaudí’s one into a museum-house as a homage to the great architect. This way, the Güell park would become one of the most visited place by the tourists. It was recognized as artistic monument in 1969 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. If you stay at one of the hotels near Barcelona, do not miss the opportunity to contemplate its central square neither walk in a park full of art and sculptures.
2. The Gothic area and the Barcelona Cathedral
Built on the roman ruins, visiting the Barrio Gótico supposes discovering the most medieval Barcelona. Its characteristically and labyrinthically streets full of gothic palaces and churches convert it into a magical place on which you can walk in an authentic pleasure for the senses. In addition, there you can find the Catedral de Barcelona, also known as la Seu or Santa Eulalia, the one we recommend you visit to admire its typical details of the gothic architecture of the fourteenth century.
4. Palau de la Música (Music Palace)
Created by Domènech i Montaner, the Palacio de la Música Catalana is one of the most special places, picturesque and representative within the modernist Catalan art. It also presents an excellent acoustic, a series of architectonic elements to admire. However, it was declared a National Monument in 1971.
5. The Passeig de Gràcia
Although this is one of the main shopping streets of the city, the truth is it also stands out for hosting two of the most important modernist buildings. The Casa Batlló and the Pedrera, both realized by the great Antonio Gaudí.
6. The Ramblas
Las Ramblas is one of the most crowded zone, since it connects the Plaza de Cataluña with the ancient port of Barcelona. In addition, it has three interesting places that make las Ramblas an obligated visit for the tourists:
On the one hand, the Boquería market, as the most varied market of the city. On the other hand, the Teatro Liceo has become a reference point, because it has hosted great international artists. Finally, you cannot miss the opportunity to contemplate the Mirador de Colón, an impressive monument that has a small vantage point.
Montjüic is the mountain that protects Barcelona from the south area, which one hosts the Montjüic Castle, a military fortress formerly used as a surveillance site. But both the 1929 Universal Exhibition and the 1992 Olympic Games made that some interesting places were built in Montjüic, such as the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (MNAC) –in which one you can find a roman art exhibition-, the Montjüic Magic Fountain -in which, after 80 years working, there are still light and water shows-, the Pueblo Español -created for the 1929 Universal Exhibition with the objective to illustrate the different architectural styles which can be found in Spain- and the famous Montjüic Olympic Ring -constructed for the Barcelona Olympic Games-. So that if you stay in a hotel near Barcelona, do not miss the opportunity to discover these magical places.
8. The Tibidabo
The Tibidabo Mount, also known as the Magical Mountain is one of the tallest peak of the Sierra de Collserola and one of the best places from which contemplating the city. There we find the Tibidabo amusement park -considered as the most ancient of Spain- and the temple of the Sagrado Corazón, at which peak you can climb up in an elevator. You also will find the 1886 early hermitage there, the Observatorio Fabra and the Torre de Collserola -which one was built for the 1992 Olympic Games-.
9. Santa María del Mar church
This church -that inspired Ildefonso Falcones for writing his famous work La Catedral del Mar- belongs to the gothic architecture of the fourteenth century, which one was financed and built by the devotees of the place. Because of its high elevation and of its blackish nuances due to a fire caused during the Civil War, a place that you need to discover.
These interesting places make Barcelona one of the best cities of the world to visit. So, if you want to come and visit the city, do not miss it and come to the Augusta Barcelona Vallès Hotel, the best option among the hotels near Barcelona.See more View less
At only 20 minutes by car from Barcelona and near the A-7 motorway you can find our hotel.
In addition, through the A-7 motorway, you can reach the Barcelona zone that you want in a very brief time:
• The Sagrada Familia: 24 km, about 25 minutes by car
• The Park Güell: 26 km, about 30 minutes by car
• The Ramblas: 31 km, about 30 minutes by car
• Tibidabo: 32 km, about 30 minutes by car
• Montjuïc: 37 km, about 35 minutes by carSee more View less