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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

Do you need reasons to stay in a city center Barcelona, in Eixample area?

Because a hotel in Barcelona’s eixample is in the center of the city. We already explained in another article but today we want to give you 5 benefits of staying at the Barcelona Century hotel.

hotel en barcelona centro, Barcelona Century

1. Our neighborhood has the best communication with the rest of the metropolitan areas and it is also close to endless leisure and gastronomic offers. Several lines and subway stops, buses, FGC and RENFE trains can take you wherever you wish.

Barcelona Century Hotel mapa de Barcelona

2. It offers you the opportunity to arrive in a short time to such emblematic places as the Plaça de Catalunya, the Passeig de Gràcia (modernism route), the Ramblas … perfect to take a pleasant walk, go shopping or enjoy the gastronomy of the city.

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La Pedrera, Passeig de Gràcia

3. If you do not feel like going far from the hotel, when you stay in the eixample you can enjoy a large number of restaurants and nightlife.

hotel del eixample de Barcelona

4. A few minutes from our hotel is the Hospital Clínic, in case you come to Barcelona for health issues.

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5. And best of all, our neighborhood is beautiful, ideal for walking, while enjoying its modernist architecture.

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Come and enjoy the eixample. If you book from the Barcelona Century website you will have the best price guaranteed

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.

Are you looking for a hotel in downtown Barcelona for Easter?

This Easter has come a bit ahead but eventhough it will bring  good weather. If you have thought of Barcelona as a destination for those dates and you are looking for a hotel in Barcelona center, the Barcelona Century hotel offers you the possibility of having comfortable accommodation in the center of Barcelona.

Spending your vacations in Barcelona is a fun option! Our city has innumerable leisure and cultural offers suitable for the whole family. Whether you want to participate in the traditional festivities of the city or if you prefer to explore Barcelona, ​​its neighborhoods or the alternative Barcelona, ​​coming in Easter is a great moment.

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday begins Easter week and this year will be the 25th of March. It is the day commemorating the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. As a tradition (not only in Barcelona) the godmothers give their godchildren the palm and this day family gathers to bless the palm in the neighborhood church.

In Rambla Catalunya, you will be able to see how the palms are made in some artesans shops. The Barcelona Century is a hotel near the Rambla de Catalunya, so we recommend that you go there for a pleasant walk.

If you want to see how the palm is blessed, some of the most emblematic places to bless are the Cathedral of Barcelona or La Sagrada Familia. Check here the agenda

hotel en barcelona centro, especial semana santa

Easter Week  and Processions

Barcelona is not one characterized by being a city with great tradition in terms of processions but there are some that are very popular and rooted in time. It is the example of “El Paso de la Borriquita” which is celebrated in Ciutat Vella on Palm Sunday.

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Easter time  in Barcelona would not be the same without La Mona de Pascua

Perhaps the most special day for children is Monday after or what is called colloquially, the Day of the Mona (last day of Easter week). It is the day when the family gathers around the table to taste one of the most special sweets of this holiday, the Mona de Pascua, which is a cake with a big chocolate egg/figure/character…

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Chefs use their imagination and bring to life creative and fun chocolate figures that children love. When you arrive in Barcelona, ​​look carefully at the shop windows of the bakeries, you will surely see a lot of Chocolate figures/Monas. More than one will surprise you!

The Barcelona Century hotel is in the Eixample district. It is a comfortable downtown hotel and if you follow the steps below, you will always get the best deal possible. As you can see, finding a hotel in centric Barcelona is not impossible.

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.

 

Weekend in Barcelona: Indoor and outdoor activities in the city

If you have booked in our hotel and you are spending this weekend in Barcelona, ​​it is important that you know that we have an unusual winter.

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At least these days it is very cold and it has even snowed (some snowflakes) in Barcelona, ​​something that happens very rarely every many years.
Although Barcelona is a Mediterranean city without long winter periods, the city is ready even when the cold and the rain arrive.
If you had planned to spend the weekend in Barcelona and have fun, wrap up well and keep reading.

Do you want to know what you can do during the weekend in Barcelona?

If you do not feel like being very cold and you are a fan of the hit series “Game of Thrones”, one possibility is to visit the Games of Thrones exhibition and it will be until the 11th of March at the Maritim Museum in Barcelona. In more than 1,000m2 the exhibition, which is divided into thematic areas, presents many multimedia contents and invites all visitors to interact and have a great time.

Another option, especially if you have been accompanied are fun and exciting activities such as:

The Urban forest: In the Forum you can jump, climb, pull in a zip line, … there are a lot of circuits with different difficulty and all under cover so, even if it rains or snow, there will be no problem.

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Indoor Karting Barcelona. If you like racing, one possibility is the Barcelona Karting which is a closed circuit. They also have bowling room.

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Or the increasingly successful Escape Room which is this one that we leave you here (JIGSAW ESCAPE ROOM) is slightly inspired by Saw’s films.

fin de semana en Barcelona. Jigsaw scape room

And if you like classic cars, the Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally celebrates the 60th edition.

fin de semana en Barcelona. Rally Sitges-Barcelona
One more year, the vintage vehicles will make the route that unites Barcelona with Sitges.
On Saturday the 3rd of March at 10.00 am the participants will arrive at the shopping center L’Illa Diagonal, where the cars will be until 5.30 pm.

You can see that the activity in Barcelona does not stop even if it is cold. If you have not yet booked a hotel in Barcelona, ​​enter here and use the code: BESTOFFER2018 or the code that you will have received in your email if you are part of our Club Barcelona Century Hotel.

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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.

Our special winter deal is about to end !

Next Friday, 23 rd of February, our super winter offer ends.
We have already mentioned many ties about the possibility of getting up to 35% discount with the early rate booking.
If you want further details about this offer, enter here.


What is still important is that you are on time to take advantage of this offer but be in mind thar there are only 2 days left!

If you are staying at the Barcelona Century, you will not miss anything of what our city offers as we are very well located and in addition, the Barcelona Century is widely communicated by metro as by bus or even walking.

If you stay at the Barcelona Century Hotel you will quickly reach many places of interest in Barcelona.

  • If you want to go to the Rambla de Catalunya or Paseo de Gracia to visit La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, our hotel is just 10 minutes walk. Or if you prefer you can also take the bus.Paseo de Gracia de Barcelona
  • And if you want to go to the central point of the city you have to go to the Plaça de Catalunya and, of course, to Las Ramblas. Only 20 minutes walking. Or alternatevely you also have several bus lines, in case you want to go comfortably seated.Ramblas Barcelona
  • In the Gothic Quarter you will enjoy its streets, its bars and restaurants … and you can also visit the Palau de la Música, the Cathedral of Barcelona, ​​the MACBA, the Boquería Market, etc. You can have a nice walkd or take a bus wich will bring you in less than half an hour.Barrio Gótico Barcelona
  • We cannot forget to mention another place which is highly visited by our customers: Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium. Whether you are going to see a match or its museum within 20 minutes you are there.Camp Nou Barcelona
    If you want to know more points of interest in the city and how to get there from the Barcelona Century Hotel, enter here, our page of Barcelona points.