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Barcelona Luxury Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Barcelona for Luxury enthusiasts


Luxury Breaks in Barcelona

Barcelona mesmerizes luxury travellers, first and foremost, for its cosmopolitan ambience with elegant neighbourhoods full of designer boutiques, rich architecture and Catalan modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí.

And with excellent boutique hotels and luxury properties featuring rooftop pools, swanky bars, Michelin-starred restaurants, comfortable yet stylish suites, and top-notch wellness centres, Barcelona offers everything you could wish for a luxury break in Europe.

Luxury Shopping in Barcelona

Luxury shoppers will find their place in Barcelona since the city boasts of being one of the best cities in Europe for fashion and shopping. There is no shortage of mainstream stores in Barcelona, as well as an abundance of boutiques and art galleries where you will find local and stylish handicrafts, designer brands, and marvellous pieces of art.

Sightseeing in Barcelona

Barcelona is indisputably one of the best cities to visit in Spain for sightseeing with several remarkable landmarks spreading throughout the city that will guide you to the marvellous Spanish history and culture.

Elegant dining and nightlife in Barcelona

This big city has many Michelin-star restaurants, prestigious bars and other entertainment options dispersed through it. Some popular neighbourhoods with fine-dining restaurants and lively nightlife in Barcelona are Las Ramblas, Gothic Quarter, El Born, Raval, and Eixample Esquerra. See our Food Guide and learn how to eat like a local in Barcelona.

In this Barcelona Luxury Guide, you will find the most popular luxury hotels in Barcelona and the best places for luxury shopping and sightseeing.

The best luxury hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona has a grand collection of luxury accommodation options ranging from historic five-star hotels and luxury properties to 17th-century mansions scattered around its neighbourhoods. In between, there are many modern luxury hotels with rooftop pools, opulent wellness centresMichelin starred restaurants and elegant bars.

In whichever hotel you choose to stay, Barcelona’s luxury hotels welcome you with world-class service, and deluxe bedrooms offering panorama views to the city.

See our collection with the best 5-star hotels in Barcelona and luxury boutique properties with upscale restaurants and bars, terraces with pools to enjoy sunbathing and swimming, and advanced wellness centres to recharge your batteries after a long day of shopping and touring around the city.

Best Shopping and Sightseeing in Barcelona

Best Places for Shopping in Barcelona

Shopping streets, malls, and elegant boutiques are literally endless in Barcelona. Some of the best places for luxury shopping in the city are:

The avenue Passeig de Gracia is Barcelona’s most important shopping area with a plethora of shopping options ranging from the biggest brand names to the most affordable, including the exclusive boutiques Stella McCartney, Prada, and Luis Vuitton to name just a few.

The Born neighbourhood is also packed with many stylish boutiques, vintage stores and gift & speciality shops.

Designer and art shoppers will also find an extensive array of showroom galleries and furniture shops in Barcelona. And BD Barcelona Design is one of the best industrial warehouses in the city offering award-winning furnishings, contemporary artworks and objects d’art by some of the most prestigious Spanish and international artists.

Best Places for Culture and Sightseeing in Barcelona

The Capital of Spain boasts a wide diversity of landmarks and cathedrals to admire stunning architecture as well as an excellent collection of theatres where you can attend theatrical performances, concerts, or even opera shows.

The imposing Sagrada Família is Barcelona’s absolutely breathtaking yet unfinished work. Gaudí spent more than 40 years working on the Sagrada Família and nowadays his work on the cathedral is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Barcelona Cathedral also enchants with its gothic architecture and its notable roof with gargoyles resembling domestic and mythical animals.

At the concert hall Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala, not only you will watch outstanding music performance but also you will admire an iconic Catalan modernista style building which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While El Gran Teatre Del Liceu is the city’s world-famous opera house hosting the most prestigious international symphonies, ballets, opera festivals, and concerts.

See our collection with the best places to visit in Barcelona.

Luxury Tips

Barcelona is one of the best cities to visit in Spain for your luxurious vacations since it features a wide range of luxurious activities to do while there are several remarkable landmarks in the city that will guide you to the marvelous Spanish history and culture

Barcelona boasts of being one of the best cities in Europe for fashion and shopping. There is a wide range of mainstream stores that you can find in Barcelona, as well as an abundance of boutiques and art galleries where you will find local and stylish products. The best shopping areas of Barcelona are Passeig de Gracia and the streets on the southwestern side of the city such as the Barri Gotic streets.

Barcelona is the home of a wide diversity of theaters where you can attend theatrical performances, concerts, or even opera shows. The most popular theaters in Barcelona are Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala, Barcelona y Flamenco, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Arte Flamenco Barcelona, and L'antic Theatre.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By air
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  • By bus
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Metro
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  • Tram

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  • Performances & theaters
  • Art & culture
  • Sightseeing
  • City breaks
  • Shopping
  • Weekends
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Local gastronomy
  • Fine-dining

Destination Type

  • City

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 What can I find in this Luxury Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated luxury travel guide, to help you easily plan your next luxurious holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top shopping venues, gourmet restaurants, as well as 5-star Hotels and Resorts to stay!

Hotels for Luxury Enthusiasts
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