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Want To Visit Barcelona? Take A Look At Our Urban Cultural Trail

By | 2 November, 2021 | 0 comments

Given it’s one of the top tourist destinations in the world, if you’re thinking of a break any time soon, travelling to Barcelona is never a bad option. While it can feel overwhelming planning a visit to the city where you’ll really make the most of every second, below are three key places to visit to really soak up all the history and culture of the city beyond the usual tourist hotspots.

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1st stop: Barcelona History Museum

If you’re not sure what to see and do in Barcelona, we recommend starting by visiting the History Museum on Plaza del Rey, which will give you a great overview of some of the city’s most significant historical monuments through time. And the purpose of this great institution is to preserve the historical heritage of Barcelona, document it, study it with the utmost rigour, and obviously share it with visitors. As such, Barcelona History Museum promises to be a window into the rich past and culture of the Catalan capital through exhibitions, talks, debates, conferences, seminars, workshops, books and even urban guides down at street level.

2nd stop: Gaudí’s Casa Vicens

Gaudí is part and parcel of the history and culture of the Catalan capital, so your next stop should be no other than his first house in Barcelona, Casa Vicens. The architect’s first masterpiece, built in the city between 1883 and 1885, served as a summer home for the wealthy Vicens family.

Officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for very good reason too, the combination of colours and architectural triumphs are a real treasure in the Catalan capital. Nowadays, the site houses a museum on Gaudí, as well as interiors of the house you can explore for yourself, making it a must-see if you’re travelling to Barcelona to really delve into the culture.

3rd stop: MUHBA Refugi 307

An anti-aircraft shelter built during the Spanish Civil War to house the population of Barcelona from the endless bombardments the city suffered, the refuge was excavated thanks to the efforts of local residents in Poble Sec, making it an essential stopping point for those eager to immerse themselves in Catalan history, and a must-see on any Barcelona travel guide worth its salt.

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Barcelona, May 13th 2020

Our highest priority is the health of our customers and employees for this in HCC Hotels is still working hard to provide new and enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols for a safe stay in our HOTELS.

  • Provision of disinfectant gel in public areas of the hotel.
  • Training adapted for our staff depending on the work department.
  • Equipment for staff with the necessary protection systems.
  • Intensification of cleaning and disinfection in rooms and in public areas.
  • Reduction in capacity and respect for the minimum safety distances established throughout the hotel.
  • Adaptation and constant updating of protocols with new security measures against COVID19 at all times.

As always, we will continue offering personalized service, as we have known over more than 25 years of experience.

We hope to see you soon! We are one step closer to achieving it!

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.