El Avenida Palace

Barcelona, Spain

At a Glance

  • Housed in a historic building, El Avenida Palace combines old-world glamour with contemporary features

  • The rooftop terrace boasts a swimming pool and fantastic views across Barcelona

  • Located in the heart of the city, close to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas

  • Enjoy delicious tapas in the historic Casa Llibre

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The weather in Barcelona is pleasant during the majority of the year. Throughout the summer months, from July to September, the temperature is likely to be between 20 and 30°C, while the city and beaches are busy with tourists. May and June are some of the best months to visit Barcelona, as temperatures are around 20°C and the streets are quieter. During the winter months the temperature dips to an average of 10°C and rain is more likely.

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Description

Located in the heart of Barcelona, El Avenida Palace is surrounded by the city's shops, restaurants and incomparable architectural landmarks. A historic building dating back to the early 20th century, this is the ideal base from which to explore the city.

Nestled between the Passeig de Gracia and the famed Las Ramblas, El Avenida Palace offers easy access to the very best of Barcelona's culinary scene and shopping district.

Housed in a historic building which dates back to 1925, the family-run El Avenida Palace combines contemporary style with classic luxury, incorporating beautifully-restored original features such as marble and brass into its design. The spectacular staircase leads to the 153 rooms and suites, which are decorated in a traditional style and offer views across Barcelona.

The Casa Llibre restaurant and cafe, named after the traditional tearooms that previously occupied the building, serves a selection of tapas and dishes in an elegant and comfortable setting. The historic tearooms opened in 1925 as a focal point of the city, before El Avenida Palace took its place in the 1950s.

The crowning feature of El Avenida Palace is the rooftop terrace, El Altillo, home to a heated swimming pool, sun loungers and fantastic views over Barcelona to the Sagrada Familia.

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Accommodation

The 153 rooms and suites at El Avenida Palace are decorated in a classic style with traditional furnishings and bathroom amenities from Le Couvent de Minimes. The majority of rooms offer views across the city.

Childcare

Children are welcome at El Avenida Palace, however there are no specific childcare facilities.

Facilities

The restaurant and cafe at El Avenida Palace, Casa Llibre, serves a selection of light bites and traditional Spanish tapas in a comfortable lounge area. On the rooftop, guests can enjoy snacks and drinks by the pool.

Activities

El Avenida Palace is centrally-located in Barcelona, offering guests easy access to the city's plethora of sights and iconic landmarks. Those looking to relax can unwind by the rooftop pool and enjoy the views across the city.

Experiences

  • Barcelona by bike

    Explore the beautiful city of Barcelona on bike, one of the most popular ways to get around the city. With over 200 kilometres of bike lanes and your private guide leading the way, you can easily discover the highlights of Barcelona.

  • Cooking masterclass and markets of Barcelona

    Immerse yourself in the world of Catalan and Spanish cuisines with a cooking masterclass alongside an expert chef. Head to the market to taste local specialities before returning to the kitchen to learn how to make dishes such as paella and gazpacho soup.

  • Gaudi in Barcelona

    Learn about the fascinating works of modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, which are found throughout Barcelona. Explore the city with your private guide and admire these incredible masterpieces.

  • Medieval villages of Catalonia

    Step back in time and discover the beautiful medieval villages of Catalonia, where traditional architecture still stands surrounded by incredible scenery.

  • Montserrat and wine tasting

    Step back in time and discover the fascinating history of the Benedictine monastery at Montserrat, combining the spiritual hub of Catalonia with a fun tasting session at two of the region's fantastic wineries.

  • Tour of Girona and Figueres

    Explore the Catalan cities of Girona and Figueres, packed with history, art and beautiful architecture. Learn about Salvador Dali in Figueres, his birthplace, before discovering the medieval history of Girona.

  • Tour of Montserrat

    Head out of Barcelona with your private guide to visit Montserrat National Park, home to an ancient Benedictine Monastery nestled in the dramatic mountains.

  • Walking tour of Barcelona's Old Town

    Discover the impressive architecture and winding streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, the bustling heart of the city. Once a Roman city, the Gothic Quarter is now home to some of the city's most revered landmarks and beautiful medieval buildings.

Holiday Ideas

  • Essential Spain

    Madrid, Seville, Granada & Barcelona

    from £3500 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Discover the highlights of Spain, from Barcelona in the north to Seville in the south
    • Get under the skin of Madrid and admire its elegant architecture, including the spectacular Royal Palace
    • Visit iconic landmarks such as the breathtaking Sagrada Familia and the famed Alhambra of Granada

Location & directions

Barcelona, Spain

El Avenida Palace is located in the heart of Barcelona, close to the Gothic Quarter and many of the city's landmarks.

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