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6 things you probably didn’t know about Barcelona – but should!

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As a city, Barcelona guards a multitude of secrets and hidden treasures that only add to its charm and beauty. In this post, we’re going to uncover 6 things you probably didn’t know about Barcelona – but should!

Curiosidades Barcelona

7x more tourists than residents

Yes, you read that correctly, 7 times more tourists visit Barcelona per year – almost 12 million visitors last year alone – than the number of people who actually live here all year round. That makes it one of the most visited cities in the world and the perfect destination for just about any traveller.

The oldest restaurant in Barcelona is the second oldest in all of Spain

Can Culleretes is somewhere so special we recommend all our guests pay a visit. Honoured with a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest restaurant in town, this particular dining spot has never closed its doors since 1786.

The Eixample Roman Temple

In the very heart of Barcelona, in the neighbourhood of Eixample, you can discover a recreation of the Augustan Roman Temple and Barcino Forum where they once stood. Over the years the site has housed a jewellery store, a theatre, and now a house of worship.

Taste the best gin and tonics in the world

Boca Chica, on Passatge de la Concepció, is an award-winning cocktail bar where you can unwind when you next visit Barcelona. Officially better than all the competition, this particular gin bar took home the 2014 award for the best gin and tonics, which they even serve infused with tea in Aladdin-style lamps if you’re feeling adventurous…

Gaudí wasn’t the original architect of the Sagrada Familia

Despite the fact everyone associates him with the Sagrada Familia, construction on the city’s most famous monument was actually started by another architect altogether, Francisco de Paula del Villar. One year after works began, Gaudí took over the project, introducing some extensive modifications, before achieving the design we can observe in its current state.

Traces of the Spanish Civil War can still be seen on the streets of Barcelona

That’s right, the whole of Barcelona is one big living history museum, where you can see traces of the Civil War everywhere you turn. At Plaza Sant Felip Neri, look out for the machine gun bullet holes in the walls and buildings. Although numerous restorations have taken place over the years, it’s important for the city to leave a trace as acknowledgement of its former past.

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Barcelona, March 24th 2020

It is time to take care of each other!

Following the instructions of the Central Government, we communicate that all HCC Hotels will remain closed until the state of alarm ends. The safety of our employees and customers is and has always been our highest priority.

However, we continue to work from home, so we are available by phone (+34) 934817350 or e-mail hcc@hcchotels.es for any questions you have about your reservations.

At HCC Hotels, we want to send everyone all our support: we will overcome this situation together!

Thank you very much to all.

Info Covid

Precautionary measures:

  • - Moved to all employees the need for extreme hygiene protocols and all staff it is sensitized taking maximum precautions.
  • - the cleaning service has been strengthened so that during your stay the maintenance of the hotel intensifies the use of disinfectants.
  • - antibacterial soaps have been placed at all customer and staff access locations.

In any case, we recall the convenience of caution and respect the general prevention guidelines recommended by health authorities to prevent the spread such as frequent hand washing.

We want to give a message of calm and confidence that applying hygiene protocols are needed to minimize the risk of contracting this virus.