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Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia, lies on the Mediterranean coast between the Llobregat and Besòs river mouths, and is bordered by the Serra de Collserola ridge in the west. After its founding as a Roman city, and having been besieged many times during its elaborate and fascinating history, Barcelona has developed into a significant cultural centre and a leading vacation destination.

This is a progressive a city where past fuses with future in an animated present, and this is demonstrated in the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to the recent works of Jean Nouvel. Barcelona attracts a cosmopolitan mix of people from sun worshipers to executives who love the thrilling mingle of Gothic monuments and modern skyscrapers in amoungst the numerous top-notch museums, and of course the beautiful beaches of the sparkling Mediterranean. The diverse assortment of accommodation options from luxury resorts to quant B&B's reflects the city itself and await to pamper and excite you on your holiday to exhilarating Barcelona. Population for the city of Barcelona is around 1,570,378
Barcelona, Spain beach guides .
  • Anquines Beach  
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  • Barceloneta Beach  
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  • Barra Beach  
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  • Bassa Rondona Beach  
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  • Bogatell Beach  
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  • Estanyol Beach  
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  • La Ribera Beach  
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  • Malgrat Nord Beach  
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  • Mar Bella Beach  
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  • Nova Icaria Beach   
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  • Nova Mar Bella Beach  
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  • Riera Xica Beach  
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  • Sant Sebastia Beach  
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  • Terramar Beach  
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Most popular hotels in Barcelona based on user confidence
  • Catalonia Ramblas
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Set just off the world-famous boulevard of Las Ramblas, this elegant hotel provides a great base to visit Barcelona’s many cultural sights before relaxing in the spa.
  • Catalonia Catedral
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    This attractive Modernist building has an outdoor swimming pool. It is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, just 100 metres from the Cathedral.
  • Hotel Icaria Barcelona
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Hotel Icaria has a great location next to the beach, 2 metro stops from Barcelona’s historic centre. It has an outdoor pool, jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi access. The hotel offers stylish en suite rooms, with views of the city or sea.
  • Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL
    Hotel Class: 5 stars
    This classy hotel boasts an unbeatable location on Passeig de Gracia, and has a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy sunbathing by the pool with fantastic city views.
  • Gallery Hotel
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    This elegant hotel has an excellent setting by the famous Passeig de Gràcia. There is free use of the sauna and fitness centre. Gallery Hotel is a short walk from Gaudí’s La Pedrera. There are many boutiques and restaurants nearby.
  • Catalonia Albinoni
    Hotel Class: 3 stars
    Housed in a beautiful 19th-century building, this stylish hotel offers an oasis of calm in the heart of Barcelona with a garden, outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi connection.

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