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All atractions within walking distance from Hotel Lloret Ramblas Barcelona

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The distances of the tour that we suggest, is from the location of our hotel in Barcelona. All tourist attractions are just a stone throw, you also have on hand all public transport including the aerobus bus that coming from the airport.

  1. Barcelona Hotel Lloret Ramblas: accommodation with all basics for your confortable stay in Barcelona city center.
  2. La Boquería market: The main market in the city center on Las Ramblas, fresh food, sea food, fruits, you can find almost everything, also there are bars and restaurants inside the market, where you can eat snack food standing in the bar counter or seated on the table.
  3. Teatro del Liceo: The most prestigious opera house in Barcelona that welcomes the best singers in the world.
  4. Palau Guell: Gaudi house most recently opened. You can visit the incredible rooftop with colourful chimneys.
  5. Barcelona Port: At the end of Las Ramblas next to Columbus monument main port, arrival and departure to all destinations Europe in cruise.
  6. Barcelona Cathedral: Upward in the middle of the gothic area, This gothic cathedral was constructed in between XIII till XV century
  7. Picasso Museum: The most influential cubism artist in the world. Huge colecctions of over 4.000 works.
  8. Santa Maria del Mar: In La Rivera neighborhood this church is an example of the debugged catalan gothic architecture.
  9. Parc de la Ciutadella: Constructed for the universal exposition of 1888 in Barcelona.
  10. Arc de Trionf: The main entrance of Barcelona
  11. Casa Batllo: Gaudi house amazing modernist architecture. Colourful facade decorated with pieces of tiles and nature forms.
  12. La Pedrera: Gaudi’s masterpiece in Paseo de Gracia the most glamorous and expensive street in Barcelona. Discover the rooftop and the amazing chimney.

Where is the hotel


Running down the center of the Ciutat Vella (dividing the Raval and Barri Gòtic) is the boulevard La Rambla. La Rambla stretches from Plaça Catalunya to the Mediterranean sea and, now extends out over the sea into one of Barcelona’s newest centers of entertainment, Maremagnum.

La Rambla, a pedestrian strip roughly 1km long, is world-famous of street performers, fortune-tellers, pet and flowers stands and artists, A stroll along this bustling avenue can be and adventure at any hour, day or night. The tree-lined thoroughfare, known in Catalan as Las Rambles, actually consists of five distintc ramblas.

Font de Canaletes-visitors who want to come back to Barcelona are supposed to sample the fountain’s water. Halfway down La Rambla, Joan Miro’s paviment mosaic brightens up the alrady colourful street. Pass the Monument a Colom on the way out to Rambla del Mar for a spectacular view of the Mediterranean.

Walking tour Gaudi’s masterpieces

As Barcelona’s old neighborhood beacome unbearably crowded, there came a call for an eixample. However, Ildefons Cerda’s plan for gridded strets with ample park space and low buildings was not exactly closely followed. L’Eixample spacious right-angled streets provided the perfect setting for 19th century Modernist architecture’s bright coulors and playful curves.

1. Hotel Lloret Start off in Hotel Lloret, 1 minute to Pl Catalunya and La Rambla (pedestrian street).

2. Pl. Catalunya Pl. Catalunya, on the lower border of of L’Eixample.

3. Pg. Gracia Walk up along the wide, tree-lined Pg. de Gracia and resist the tempatation to enter the endless array of designer boutiques. You may notice a significant difference from the cramped, old building of the Barri Gotic.
4. La Manzana de la Discordia The entire block between C. Aragó and C.Consell de Cent, known as La Manzana de la Discordia, is one of the most notable Modernist landmark. It is known as the block of discord due to the clash among three designs: Casa Amatller, Casa Lleó, and Casa Batlló.

5. Casa Milà (La Pedrera) Three long blocks up Pg. de Gracia is perhaps Gaudi`s best known work aside from La Sagrada Familia. This buildings, designed to mimic the ocean´s waves and seaweed, and its are definitely worth a visit.

6. La Sagrada Familia The last stop is well worth the long walk. Take a right on C. Provença and follow it for 11 blocks. You cannot miss Gaudi’s masterpiece.

Easter in Barcelona

Main religious and cultural activities for the Easter.

Barcelona is one of the best option to enjoy the Easter week and also the spring first day, visiting the main turistic atraction of the city, testing the cusine and participate in procesions, liturgic acts and culturals.

The Holy Week in Spain begins on Palm Sunday that is the Sunday before of the Holy Week.

There are processions on Sunday in Barcelona. Most celebrations are on Good Friday. Both Good Friday and Easter Monday are holidays in Barcelona, ​​all shops are closed, but restaurants and museums are open.

What to do at Easter in Barcelona

Barcelona is very popular during Holy Week, so most tourist attractions will be crowded.

For families with children spending time on holy week in Barcelona, ​​the most popular attractions are Barcelona Zoo, Ciutadella Park, Tibidabo, Barcelona Aquarium and the Magic Fountain in Montjuic. There are many activities to see and do with children in Barcelona.

Shopping in Barcelona on Easter

Some days at Easter the shops are closed (Good Friday and Easter Monday), but the days after, the shops and shopping centers are open.

Barcelona processions

The Easter processions begin in the parishes, they go to the Barcelona Cathedral and then go back. Some processions are decorated with beautiful ornaments that the same brotherhood “hermandandes (in spanish)” are in charge of decorating.

The processions carry an image of Christ made of wood bearing a cross. The figure can also be of the Virgin or another saint. In processions there are people (costaleros) who are responsible to carry the large and heavy carriage. These floats are carried along the route of the procession to the cathedral by the station of penitence in the cathedral and back to the parish.

Palm Sunday

The Palm Sunday is the beginning of the holy week, in all churches in Barcelona the palms are blessed. Some parishes go outside the church to bless people carrying laurel branches or palms and palm trees.

The boys carry the palmons that are higher and the girls the palms that are shorter and intertwined in crosses.

Christmas market – Fira de Santa Llúcia

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Fira de Santa Llúcia is one of the oldest and most firmly rooted Christmas market traditional of the city.

These days, the christmas market begins in late November or early December, with more than 270 stands ordered by sectors. In the market mostly sold nativities figures, greenery, and handcrafts. The market is located temporally in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona (Pla de la Seu square).

Timetable on working day 10:30 to 20:30 – saturaday, sunday, and holidays 10:30 to 21:30

Website Fira de Santa Llucia market

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