Location

HOTEL GAUDÍ

Nou de la Rambla, 12 - ES-08001 Barcelona - Spain Ph. 0034.93.3179032 Fax 0034.93.4122636 gaudi@hotelgaudi.es

Hotel Gaudí is right in the heart of Barcelona, which means that it is surrounded by best known places such as Gaudí’s famous Palau Güell, the Cathedral, Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter.

Nou de la Rambla, 12 - ES-08001 Barcelona - Spain

Near Hotel Gaudí

Gaudí’s Palau Güell is right in front of the hotel; a modernist building built by the architect Antoni Gaudí as the residence for his patron, Count Güell, in 1890. This building is one of the best kept masterpieces of Modenist architecture, and it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its main features are the wrought-iron bars of its façade and the multicolored chimneys on the roof. The hotel Gaudí offers its guests a unique view over both its façade and chimneys.Just a few steps away, you will be in the mythic Ramblas. English writer Somerset Maugham described this long, shady promenade in the heart of old Barcelona as "the most beautiful street in the world". Starting from the top of the Rambla at Plaça de Catalunya, it invites us to jump into the stream of humanity. Each section of the Rambla has its personality, from the Rambla de Canaletes with its magic fountain, past the ceramic representation of the 14th-century Rambla at the opening into Carrer de Portaferrissa, and the Palau de la Virreina (a baroque building that continuously hosts contemporary art exhibitions). The Boqueria market (2,000m2 market full of colorful stands that sell all types of food) opens up off the Rambla de les Flors (full of lovely flower stalls) while farther down the Rambla, the Liceu Opera House overlooks street performers and human statues stretching down through the Rambla de Santa Mónica to the Mediterranean Sea.

The sea is also very close to Hotel Gaudí. If you turn and walk down Las Ramblas towards the Columbus Monument, you will find yourself in Port Vell amidst a lively entertainment center: Maremagnum. If you prefer to visit historic buildings and museums, you can take yourself to La Ribera quarter, where you will find the Picasso Museum and the Church of Santa María del Mar, or even meander in the streets of the Born Quarter. At the other end of Las Ramblas, you cannot miss the Plaça Catalunya: Barcelona's meeting point par excellence and the center of the city. Among many other sites of interest, you will find the historic Café Zurich and a large commercial center with many brand-name shops. Other areas of interest near the Hotel Gaudí are the streets in the Gothic Quarter, which have kept their medieval air intact despite the restaurants and stores that fill them. Once there, you must visit its Roman walls, the Plaça del Rei, Barcelona's Gothic Cathedral, the church of Santa Maria del Pi and the Palau de la Generalitat, current center of Catalonia's autonomous government.

How to get there

By Train

From Sants Station, take the green line (L3) from Metro to the "Liceu" stop. Exit at Las Ramblas and walk toward the sea for 200 meters. Turn right on the street Nou de la Rambla and, soon after, you will find Hotel Gaudí on your right.
As an alternative, you can also take a taxi; the distance is only 3 km.

By Plane

Barcelona's El Prat airport is 12km away. To get to Hotel Gaudí, take the train that runs from the airport to Sants station. Once there, take the green line (L3) from Metro and follow the directions indicated under "By Train." You can also take a bus from the airport to Plaça Catalunya. Once in the plaza, you can decide whether to take a taxi or walk about 700m on Las Ramblas to reach Nou de la Rambla street, where Hotel Gaudí awaits you.

By Car

Wherever you are coming from, follow the signs to the B-10 Ronda Litoral that runs along the coast.
If you are coming form France, take Exit 21, "Ciutat Vella," and turn right on Plaza de la Carbonera. Keep to the right until you merge onto Avinguda del Parallet. After about 500 meters, turn right on Nou de la Rambla and go another 500 meters. On your left, Hotel Gaudí awaits you.

If you are coming from Madrid or Valencia, take the same Exit 21 "Ciutat Vella" and you will end up on the street that takes you to the Columbus Monument. About 200 meters before the monument you will see the Plaza de La Carbonera roundabout; from this point, follow the directions from the previous paragraph.