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What to see and do in Barcelona? Enjoy a walking tour starting from HCC Taber

By | 28 May, 2024 | 0 comments

Ready to embark on an adventure that will take you to some of the most beautiful hidden corners of Barcelona? Our city – which has every visitor falling head over heels in love with it – offers rich culture and stunning architecture that leaves everyone wanting more. If you’re staying at the Hotel HCC Taber on your next trip, perfectly located on Calle d’Aragó in the heart of the Eixample district, you’ll be in the right spot to enjoy a thrilling walking tour that will help you discover some of the most impressive treasures in the city.

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Barcelona – the jewel in Cataluña’s crown – is much more than just a city, it’s a destination that awakens each of the senses. Are you ready to experience Barcelona in all its glory? On the city’s streets, you’ll find a unique blend of tradition and modernity that make it a truly special place to be. From the iconic Casa Batlló, the ultimate example of Antoni Gaudí’s creative genius, to the imposing Plaza Catalunya, the epicentre of urban life, around every corner in Barcelona, there’s a fascinating story just waiting to be told. In the mood to start exploring? Don’t miss out on our enchanting route of discovery!

Casa Batlló: Gaudí’s number one masterpiece

Your first stop takes you to the iconic Casa Batlló, the famed Antoni Gaudí masterpiece and one of the most symbolic buildings of Catalan modernist architecture. Located on the famous Passeig de Gracia, this architectural gem never fails to surprise and inspire with its undulating façade, colourful tiles and surreal design.

Take a moment to be wowed by the fascinating details straight out of Gaudí’s creative mind as you explore the inside of this unique home. From the winding curves of the stairs to the delicate details of the stained glass windows, every inch of Casa Batlló will transport you to a universe full of beauty and originality. Don’t miss the chance to admire the famous spiral staircase, which almost seems to emerge from the depths of the ocean, or to take in the breathtaking views from the roof terrace, where you can gaze over the city from above.

Casa Amatller: A Marvel of Catalan Modernism

Right next to Casa Batlló lies another architectural treasure: Casa Amatller. Designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this stunning residence blends Gothic and modernist elements, creating a unique sight in Barcelona’s skyline. Admire its facade adorned with sculptures and floral details, and delve into the history of this Catalan bourgeois family as you explore its interior.

Casa Lleó Morera: Elegance and Modernist Sophistication

Continue your journey to Casa Lleó Morera, another masterpiece of Catalan modernism. Designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, this impressive residence stands out for its elegance and refinement, with an exquisitely decorated facade and an interior rich in ornamental details.

Every corner of Casa Lleó Morera is imbued with elegance and sophistication, featuring stained glass windows that magically filter sunlight, lifelike sculptures, and mosaics that narrate ancient stories. It’s a sensory experience that transports you to an era of artistic splendor, leaving you in awe of the creativity and mastery of Catalan modernism.

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Egyptian Museum: A Journey to Ancient Egypt

A short distance from Casas Batlló, Amatller, and Lleó Morera is the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona. Founded in 1962 by Jordi Clos, this museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts and objects from ancient Egypt, transporting you to an era of pharaohs, pyramids, and mysteries. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this fascinating civilization as you explore rooms filled with archaeological treasures.

Paseo de Gracia: A Stroll Full of Charm

After visiting the Egyptian Museum, we invite you to take a pleasant stroll along Paseo de Gracia, one of the most bustling and elegant arteries of Barcelona. Besides marveling at its modernist architecture, take the opportunity to explore the exclusive fashion stores lining its streets, showcasing the latest trends and renowned designers.

Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of its cafes and restaurants, where you can enjoy a delightful gastronomic break while watching the lively street scene. Don’t miss the chance to soak up the urban life of Barcelona as you walk along this iconic avenue, where every corner offers a new surprise, and every step brings you closer to the essence of the city.

Plaza Catalunya: The Heart of Barcelona

Your next stop will be Plaza Catalunya, the true heart of Barcelona. This expansive public space is a meeting point for locals and visitors alike, featuring numerous attractions such as fountains, sculptures, and gardens. Take a moment to admire the beauty of this emblematic square and absorb the vibrant atmosphere that characterizes it.

Moreover, if you want to extend this suggested route, don’t miss the chance to explore the surroundings of the plaza, where you’ll find some of the city’s most iconic attractions, such as La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter. Without a doubt, Plaza Catalunya satisfies all tastes and is one of the ideal starting points for exploring Barcelona.

Fundación Antoni Tàpies: Contemporary Art in the Eixample

Finally, end your tour at the Fundación Antoni Tàpies, a space dedicated to contemporary art located in the heart of the Eixample. Founded by the renowned Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies, this institution houses an impressive collection of Tàpies’ works, as well as temporary exhibitions of contemporary national and international artists.

Immerse yourself in the world of modern art as you explore the rooms of this foundation, where you’ll also find a wide variety of cultural activities such as lectures, workshops, and film screenings.

Take a moment to relax in its charming inner courtyard, a haven of tranquility amid the city’s hustle and bustle. With its combination of contemporary art, modernist architecture, and serene atmosphere, the Fundación Antoni Tàpies is the perfect finishing touch to your day exploring this route. Enjoy Barcelona!

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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.