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Waking up to a view of Barcelona’s gothic cathedral bathed in the sun’s first rays is one of the highlights at Hotel Colón.

Friday, 31 May 2019,
By Hotel Colón
Rooftop pool overlooking city
Hotel Colón
Photograph by Hotel Colón

Waking up to a view of Barcelona’s gothic cathedral bathed in the sun’s first rays is one of the highlights at Hotel Colón. Located in the heart of the city’s Gothic Quarter, the traditional but newly renovated hotel is the perfect base to explore this vibrant city, with its world-class shopping, awe-inspiring art, fabled architecture and some of the finest cuisine in the Mediterranean all just moments away by foot.

Hotel Colón has attracted numerous celebrities since it opened in 1951, including Jean-Paul Sartre, Stephen King, Sofia Loren and Francis Ford Coppola to name a few. However, the site’s most distinguished guest was Joan Miró. The iconic artist, a native of Barcelona, made the hotel his home during the 1960s, and stayed until the beginning of the 1970s.

Many of the 129 air-conditioned rooms have views of Barcelona Cathedral, one of Europe’s greatest symbols of medieval architecture, while some of the superior rooms also feature spacious terraces — the perfect spot to unwind at the end of a busy day exploring the city.

The gothic spires of the cathedral can also be admired from the hotel’s rooftop terraces — where guests can enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail — and from the relaxation pool in the spa. But just a short hop away is plenty to keep visitors entertained: the Picasso museum; Portal de L’Àngel avenue, one of the city’s best shopping streets; and the Plaça de Catalunya. The team at the Guest Relations department are also on hand to share their top tips on Barcelona.

There’s also excellent food available in the hotel’s elegant and completely renovated Cathedral Restaurant — which serves Catalan cuisine as well as a range of international dishes — while the revitalising hotel spa is a popular retreat for weary guests after a day’s sightseeing.

Other facilities at the hotel include two meeting rooms with audio-visual equipment for business guests. And while free high-speed wi-fi is available throughout the four-star hotel, the majority of guests prefer not to bury their heads in their laptop — and with spectacular views like this at every turn, who can blame them?


Right outside the hotel, the cathedral leads into Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, a beautiful and charming area full of history



• 129 rooms
• Two suites
• Spa
• Bar
• Restaurant overlooking the Plaça de la Catedral
• Street level bar-terrace


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