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What 10 things you should NOT do when you come to Barcelona on vacation?

If it is the first time that you are going to come to Barcelona on vacation or spend a few days, or even if you have already stayed here but you wish to have further details, you might want to know:

1. Tapas and Sangría are famous but we recommend you that both things cannot be the only meals you taste when you will be around. We recommend you tasting the Catalan cuisine. Ask our Receptionists they will recommend you the best places to enjoy the typical Catalan dishes.

2. Do not order paella for dinner: We know it is a typical dish but better at lunchtime and ask our team to recommend you the best places.

3. If you come to Barcelona on vacation with the intention of visiting the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, do not forget to buy tickets online in advance. The queues to visit it can be very long and they can even tell you that everything is already full for that day. Better to be cautious!

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona de vacaciones

4. Do not think of not looking up when you walk through the city, you could lose the architecture of the buildings.

Casa Punxes, alojamiento en Barcelona centro

5. Do not leave valuables without vigilance in public transport, restaurants or outdoor cafes. Pickpockets take advantatge of the curious people in so many cities!

6. Do not bring valuables to the beach.

7. If your stay includes some festivities days in the ciy, you might be lucky to see Castellers. Do not miss that! It is a spectacular human castle that it will leave you speechless. Do not talk or applaud until the anxaneta raises her hand, the concentration is maximum and they need absolutaly silence.

La Mercé 2018, céntrico hotel Barcelona

8. If you come to Barcelona on vacation in spring or summer, do not walk around the city without a shirt, even if you’re very hot. It can be fined. .

9. Here cheese and ham sandwiches are called “Bikini”, which means swimsuit.

10. Barcelona is sometimes call “Barna” b,ut do not shorten the name of the city with the word “Barça”. Barça is only used to define Futbol Club Barcelona, the most important soccer team in the city.

We encourage you to come to Barcelona on vacation in spring and stay at the Hotel Barcelona Century at the best price.

We have already told you many times that booking from our website has many advantages. If you want to make a hotel reservation in Barcelona center and you want to get the best price, on the website of the Barcelona Century you will get the best price guaranteed.

Choose the one that best suits you:

The members of our Club Barcelona Century have the best discount (up to 32%). If you want to get this discount, you just have to become our Club, registering at the bar that you will find at the top of our website.

Use our promotional code BESTOFFER2018 and get a 10% discount if you book from our official website.
If you book 20 days in advance, you can have a 20% discount with our Early booking rate. Besides, this promotion can be used with any of those mentioned above.
Looking forward to having you at Barcelona Century Hotel.

Become a member of the Club Barcelona Century Hotel and get the best price guaranteed for the Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress is here again the next 25th until the 28th of Februrary and now it is the perfect moment for you to book for a Hotel in Barcelona city. If you want to stay in the center of Barcelona, become part of the Barcelona Century Hotel Club and book as soon as possible at the Barcelona Century Hotel.

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You will have the best discount and you will stay in the center of Barcelona.

If you are looking for a hotel near the Fira de Barcelona to attend the Mobile World Congress, register in the form that you will find on our website and only with this action you will get a 12% discount. If you also book 20 days in advance we will apply our Early Booking rate with a 20% discount.

That is, if you are a member of the Club Barcelona Century Hotel, you can book your hotel room in the center of Barcelona with a 32% discount!

Here all the benefits that we have ready for you. You can stay at our hotel in the center of Barcelona, at the best price guaranteed. Reserve your room from our website, with the discount code that you will receive in your email once you have registered in our Barcelona Century Hotel Club.

 

The Barcelona Century is a hotel in Barcelona Center very well connected to the Fira de Barcelona. We are located in the neighborhood of l’Eixample (left side), in the heart of the city. A strategic place to easily access the Fira de Barcelona and also enjoy the leisure offered by the city center.

What does the Barcelona Century Hotel offer you?

  • Free Wi-Fi in all our facilities. Also in your room, of course.
  • All our rooms are equipped so that your stay will be comfortable for sure
  • You will have Bar service 24 hours.
  • You will also have a laundry service. Your laundry can be ready at the following day (further details at Reception).
  • Our hotel is accessible for all those with reduced mobility.
  • You can enjoy a full continental buffet breakfast to begin the day with energy.
  • If you come by car, special rates parking spaces (further details at Reception).

Desayuno hotel Barcelona Century

Your stay will be a comfortable and satisfying experience definetely.

Book HERE and do not forget to put the code that you will receive in your email once you have registered in our Club Barcelona Century Hotel.
If you need more information, you can call us at (+34) 934 534 400.

We hope to see you soon at the Barcelona Century!. Last year, visitors to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress exceeded the figure of 108,000. So, if you want to attend this year, plan how long you want to stay and enjoy Barcelona!

20 reasons to show you that it is really worth it coming to Barcelona.

Barcelona is cool, you will fall in love of Barcelona … and if you’re still unclear here it comes our 20 reasons why it’s worth it coming to Barcelona. As a good hotel in Barcelona center, the Barcelona Century has heard from their guests what they love about our city. We are going to tell you!

1- Barcelona has beaches and mountains. It has 4 kilometers of coastline and has 9 beaches. In addition, the mountains of Montjuic and Collserola are located in the same city and are very easy to access.

2- There are old and modernist buildings everywhere, which makes her an interesting city culturally speaking (in addition we can say that is a BEAUTIFUL city with capital letters).

3- To visit Barcelona is to discover a European and a multicultural. You can eat sushi in a restaurant and the more traditional Catalan food in the restaurant next door.

4- For its parks and green areas: Barcelona has more than 100 beautiful natural spaces, such as the Parc Güell or the Ciutadella, among others.

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5- The subway is open 24 hours on Saturdays, which will make it easier to enjoy the Barcelona nightlife.

6- Going to bars can be a gastronomic adventure.

7- The parties of the neighborhoods, like those of Gràcia and Sants. Check the agenda here.

festas de gràcia

8- Walking around Barcelona is great but if you get tired, you have very beautiful towns like Sitges. In addition Tarragona, Girona and Lleida are very accessible by public transport and are relatively close to the Catalan capital.

9- The sewers of Barcelona do not have crocodiles and you can visit them. You can also visit some shelters preserved from the civil war in Spain.

10- Through the squares of Gràcia, Barceloneta or Gótico, … where you can rest while you take a break.

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11- Because almost everywhere they serve “pa amb tomàquet” (Traditional food)

12- You can enjoy the best music festivals in Europe, such as Sonar or Primavera Sound.

13- In fact, we spend the whole year celebrating festivals and concerts.

14- That’s because it’s always sunny and mild temperatures, even if it’s winter. That is, our geographical situation is great.

15- For the Catalan culture and traditions. Some of them here.

16- Whatever day it is … there is always a plan. Barcelona is alive 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Specially, if you are in a hotel in Barcelona center!

17- For Gaudí and the Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, La Pedrera, La Casa Batlló …

vacaciones en barcelona casa batlló

18- For a lot of secrets that the city hides. Check some here.

19- Our traditional vermourth during miday during weekends.

20- Because if you become member of Barcelona Century Club you can get up to 32% discount on your next booking. You only have to register in the form that appears on the right side of our website. You will receive a code to your email so that you can use it when making your reservation from our official website.

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Are you coming to spend with your couple your Christmas holidays in Barcelona?

We are already feeling the magic of Christmas, a special period, full of good wishes and of course, also a romantic one. If you come to spend your Christmas holidays in Barcelona with your couple, Hotel Barcelona Century has prepared a very special Romantic Pack for you.

Maybe you’ve thought about spending a romantic Christmas with your partner, away from the big family feasts. If you are feeling to come to Barcelona to spend these days in a romantic way, this is what we have ready for you:

What does our Romantic Pack include for this Christmas?

  • A bottle of cava.
  • Romantic chocolates
  • The bed decorated with flavored rose petals
  • Kit for lovers.


You just have to tell us you wish our Romantic Pack when booking from our website. As you can see, we have thought of all the details to make your stay as much romantinc as comfortable.

Besides, we propose you 3 very romantic places that will make this Christmas in Barcelona an unforgettable trip.

  • Indochine Ly Leap Restaurant: If you want to surprise your partner, this restaurant will be your perfect ally. A few steps from our hotel you can enjoy an exotic and very intimate, as well as a spectacular oriental cuisine.
  • Aires de Barcelona: with so many Christmas shopping and the typical stress of arriving at the end of the year, nothing better than visiting this urban spa, located right in the center of Barcelona.
  • The Carrer del Petons (the street of the Kisses) is a must for the most romantic couples! Perhaps the most romantic street in Barcelona, in El Born.

If you have not yet booked your room at our hotel get the Barcelona Century Hotel Club membership and get up to 32% discount. Sign up in the form that you will find on the right side of our blog.

Once you register you will receive an email with our promotional code so you can book from our website, at the best price guaranteed.

Do not forget to book your room with the Romantic Pack!

Tour through the markets of Barcelona.

Who says that it is not an essential route for tourists to go to the market? Many tourists see as a must to go to the markets when they visit a city and of course if you are in our city, for sure that it will be one recommendation.

The truth is that Barcelona can boast of having many central markets (and not so central) in which the daily life of the people of Barcelona mixes with the weekly shopping, a sensational architecture and with bars and restaurants that cook delicious meals.

Today we are going to take a tour of 3 of the municipal markets that the center of Barcelona has. We promise you that there are many more but if you visit any of these markets, you will be amazed.

Are you willing to try another type of tour through Barcelona?

Sant Antoni Market. A walk through the characteristic modernism of Barcelona.

This newly renovated and beautiful market is located in the heart of the Sant Antoni neighborhood, about a few minutes walk from the Hotel Barcelona Century.

The architectural work was designed by Antoni Rivera i Trias and is one of the most emblematic of the city. The Mercat de Sant Antoni is considered, together with the Mercat del Born, an example of urban iron architecture of the nineteenth century, in full modernism.

mercados de Barcelona, Sant Antoni

We encourage you to visit its interior but if you take a walk around, what will leave you speechless are its colors and windows, an impressive expression of the modernist style of the time.

Santa Caterina market. The contemporary route of Barcelona.

From the Cathedral of Barcelona, in the distance, a wavy and colorful roof stands out. Here we have the Mercat de Santa Caterina.

This beautiful work was created by the architects Benedetta Tagliabue and Enric Miralles and was thought to be seen from the air. Even so, if you go through the neighborhood of Santa Caterina and reach the market, you will appreciate its colors and shapes.

mercados de Barcelona, Santa Caterina

In addition to the roof, the visit will reward you with the enjoyment of the colors of their traditional food and tasty delicious meals that you can taste in their restaurants.

Boquería Market. In Barcelona from 1.217

We have already mentioned this market on other occasions but we could not stop talking about the most famous market in Barcelona.
Located in the Ramblas of Barcelona, the Boquería a sign of joy, daily life and good feelings.

mercados de Barcelona, Boqueria

Going through its corridors will give you surprises in color, smell and taste.
Among its features, in addition to the metal roof that was opened in 1914, you can find small restaurants such as Pinotxo Bar and different types of cuisines as Japanese cuisine, Greek, Arab countries, … a pleasant representation of world cuisine.

Here you have the MercatsBcn website in case you want to see more information about these and other markets in the city.

Enjoy the Barcelona markets. We encourage you to come and spend a few days in Barcelona, you will love it!

If you are looking for hotel deals in Barcelona, you are interested to know how the Club Barcelona Century Hotel works.

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By registering through the form, you will receive an email which icludes the code that will help you get the maximum discount if booking throgh our website.

  • 12% discount on your reservation
  • 32% discount with our Early Booking rate *. If you plan your trip 20 days in advance and you use the code received in your email, once registered in our Club Barcelona Century Hotel, the 32% discount will be applied.

* These discounts are only valid when booking from our website or calling us by phone.

Now that you have already found accommodation in Barcelona center, it is time to know about its delicious gastronomy.

Surely, if you are reading our blog is because you were looking for accommodation in Barcelona. If you have not already decided to book on our website, look below as we offer you the best price guaranteed if you book directy from the website.

In the meantime, today we want to talk about the gastronomy that you can find in Barcelona, from the most typical to the most trendy.

It is known that everybody can fancy different types of foods, so let talk about different meals here, too. Luckily, in Barcelona we have a great gastronomic to offer and if you do not believe it, you’ll see!

vegan, alojamiento en Barcelona centro
To start, we want to let you know that if you are going to be this weekend in our city and you are interested in the vegan world (all those foods in which no animal are involved – actively or passively – in the creation of such foods) , Barcelona will be holding the most important Trade Fair in Europe.

After the great success of the last edition, the Veggie World Barcelona has moved to La Farga in L’Hospitalet. There you can go to see the latest news of vegan cuisine on the 27th and 28th of October.

bar-celoneta, vegan alomiento en Barcelona centro
If you are vegan, Barcelona continues to expand its offer in this type of cuisine.
Some restaurants where you will feel comfortable for their vegan cuisine are:

Otherwise, If you are more into discovering typical dishes, here some tradition Catalan food:

pa-tomaquet-rest-culleretes
You already know the famous “Pa amb tomàquet” because at this point we believe that bread with tomato is very well accepted and it is quite easy to get it served in any food place.

Looking for acommodation in Barcelona, don’t you get hungry?

“Canelons” is one of the favourite dishes of Catalan Christmas menu, but you do not have to come in those dates to enjoy a good plate of cannelloni. Although it is a recipe of Italian origin, it is in Catalonia where it is most eaten.

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Another typical Catalan dish that you can not miss is Botifarra amb seques (sausage meat with beans). It is one of the most loved dishes of Catalan cuisine and the truth is that although it seems simple, there are many recipes and cooking style.

Restaurant Petit Comité

If you are most likely to eat fish, you would love the Bacallà a la Llauna. It is cod cooked very tasty. You would love it.

And here it comes the desserts! We are very sweet too…

Restaurante Can Culleres, alojamiento en Barcelona centro
Catalan cream, coca de Sant Joan, Mel i Mató, carquinyolis, panellets, braç de gità, … the list does not finish at all.

We have only mentioned some of the dishes, but as you imagine we confirm that there are a big list, just in case you want to bear them in mind: fricandó, suquet de peix, coca de recapte, xatonada, trinxat, faves a la catalana … The truth is that Catalan cuisine is one of the richest, diverse and complete of all the mediterranean and as much as we talk about it the best thing is that you try it, you will love it!

Some of the most famous restaurants where you can find this type of typical Catalan dishes (and Barcelona) are:

By the way, if you prefer to eat a sandwich, stop by Can Conesa (in the Sant Jaume square, delicious!) and just let you know that “A bikini” in a bar is not a garment to go to the beach, it is a cheese and jam sandwich and a “pyjama” is a dessert composed of flan, ice cream and some preserved fruit.
What do you fancy?

If you are looking for hotel deals in Barcelona, you are interested to know how the Club Barcelona Century Hotel works.

By registering through the form, you will receive an email which icludes the code that will help you get the maximum discount if booking throgh our website.

  • 12% discount on your reservation
  • 32% discount with our Early Booking rate *. If you plan your trip 20 days in advance and you use the code received in your email, once registered in our Club Barcelona Century Hotel, the 32% discount will be applied.

* These discounts are only valid when booking from our website or calling us by phone.

Barcelona Century Hotel is already on Instagram

@BarcelonaCentury Hotel is already on Instagram and we want you to be part of our community. We do want to share with you and explain to you all about, that is why we have thought that we can not miss the opportunity that Instagram gives us. So, we want to contribute to show around sharing photos, feelings, emotions and our daily life.

If you are also part of this great community, we encourage you to follow us (@barcelonacentury). If you do, you will discover all secrets in #Barcelona that we will be more than happy to share with you. Also in our publications we will show you how the experience of staying at our hotel can be.

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Join us and tag us!

Use our hashtag #barcelonacentury, so we can give you a grateful “like”, make a nice comment and post your photos of Barcelona and our hotel in our account (tagging you too, of course).

At the end of the day, we are in love with #Barcelona and that is why we want to share and that you also share with us your experience in our hotel and in our city.

el hotel barcelona century ya esta en instagram

Follow us, you will discover the daily life of Barcelona, ​​the details that make our hotel a perfect accommodation in the center of Barcelona and a lot of other surprises.

If you are looking for hotel deals in Barcelona, you are interested to know how the Club Barcelona Century Hotel works.

By registering through the form, you will receive an email which icludes the code that will help you get the maximum discount if booking throgh our website.

  • 12% discount on your reservation
  • * 32% discount with our Early Booking rate *. If you plan your trip 20 days in advance and you use the code received in your email, once registered in our Club Barcelona Century Hotel, the 32% discount will be applied.

* These discounts are only valid when booking from our website or calling us by phone.

Visiting Barcelona this autumn implies many surprises

Have you chosen to visit Barcelona this fall? Do you want to know what to do in Barcelona durint this period? At the Barcelona Century hotel we want you to enjoy our city at any time of the year, also in Autumn.

Officially, it is already autumn, although in Barcelona it seems that summer will lengthen. The streets, squares and avenues continue bathed by intense heat and the beaches are still visited by bathers and people wishing to be tanned.

One of the attractions of visiting Barcelona in Autumn is mainly the affordable prices. If for these dates you are looking for a budget hotel in the center of Barcelona, the Barcelona Century gives you the best price guaranteed. For this, you only have to book from our website. And if you also belong to our Club Barcelona Century Hotel, you can get up to 32% discount on your reservation.

If you are not yet from our Club, we encourage you to become part of it. For this, you only have to register in the form that appears in the right menu of our blog.

You will automatically receive an email with the code that will give you the best discount!

Now that you know how to get to stay in the center of Barcelona taking advantage of the best deals, we will explain one of the reasons why choosing to visit Barcelona in Autumn is, definitely, a good option.

After the Mercé festivities, Barcelona is still alive and eager to offer you the best leisure offer. Culture and leisure continue to be a priority for the city of Barcelona and this can be seen in its agenda.

Besides, now it’s our neighborhood time. Yes, next 28th of September until 7th of October , the “Eixample” is ready to offer fun time including the First gastronomic Route.

visitar Barcelona en Otoño, ruta gastronómica

The restaurants of our neighborhood have organized a contest in which you can participate tasting the best dishes and tapas.

A unique opportunity for you to know our gastronomy. We leave this link so you can see the restaurants integrated in the Route and how to participate it.

Regardless of whether you want to participate voting or not, this gastronomic route will make you enjoy for sure your days in Barcelona.

If you need further details, do not hesitate to ask our team.

See you at the Barcelona Century Hotel!

Are you looking for hotel deals in Barcelona? 

Become a member of the Club Barcelona Century Hotel and save money while sleeping in our hotel in the center of Barcelona.

If you are looking for Barcelona hotel deals, here our recomendation: take advantage of our Club. Just by registering in the form that appears on the right side of our blog you will get the best offer for our hotel in the center of Barcelona, it’s that easy!

You can get up to 32% discount on your accommodation in Barcelona.

Booking a hotel in Barcelona (especially if you want to stay in a hotel in the center of Barcelona at the best price) can be a tough task to get. And specially if you want to get a good deal.

Herefore, if you already know us, you know that we will try our best for you to enjoy your stay at the best price.

If this is the first time you are going to stay at our hotel, you can be sure that we always try our best to help you and try to meet your requests.

welcome corner barcelona hotel

Our goal is that our customers feel comfortable inside and outside our hotel. Barcelona is full of thousands of experiences and we know a lot about our city.

Just like helping you to make your days in our city as fun as possible and your stay at the hotel as  comfortable as possible, you would like to come back to visit us and for sure you would recommend us.

That is what we are: a cozy familiar hotel!

If you are looking for hotel deals in Barcelona, you are interested to know how the Club Barcelona Century Hotel works.

By registering through the form, you will receive an email which icludes the code that will help you get the maximum discount if booking throgh our website.

  • 12% discount on your reservation
  • * 32% discount with our Early Booking rate *. If you plan your trip 20 days in advance and you use the code received in your email, once registered in our Club Barcelona Century Hotel, the 32% discount will be applied.

* These discounts are only valid when booking from our website or calling us by phone.

If you are looking for specials deals in Barcelona and you wish to have further details about any of this promotion or other special deals, you can also call our hotel at (34) 934 534 400. Our team will give you all the information you need to stay at the center of Barcelona at the best price.

New Welcome corner of Barcelona Century Hotel

You already know that at the Barcelona Century we always try our best for our customers and that is why here our latest idea to welcome you it has been to create our Welcome corner next to our reception.

welcome corner barcelona hotel

In a hotel you need to be comfortable and at the Barcelona Century we want you to feel as at home. We know that you have chosen us because we are a hotel in the center of Barcelona, ​​but we also want you to choose us because we take care of you.

welcome corner barcelona hotel

So from now onward, if you have to wait in the reception lobby, you’ve arrived tired or you just do not want to be in your room, you can enjoy a fresh drink and several snacks for free and our reading corner, with books in different languages ​​and themes.

welcome corner barcelona hotel
We hope that your experience in our city is great. It does not matter if you travel to Barcelona for work, for leisure, … what matters is that when arriving at the Hotel Barcelona Century you would have everything you need.

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If you want to make a hotel reservation in Barcelona center and you want to get the best price, on the website of the Barcelona Century you will get the best price guaranteed.

Choose the one that best suits you:

The members of our Club Barcelona Century have the best discount (up to 32%). If you want to get this discount, you just have to become our Club, registering at the bar that you will find at the top of our website.

Use our promotional code BESTOFFER2018 and get a 10% discount if you book from our official website.
If you book 20 days in advance, you can have a 20% discount with our Early booking rate. Besides, this promotion can be used with any of those mentioned above.
Looking forward to having you at Barcelona Century Hotel.