| Guesthouse in Eixample Barcelona, like a small and cozy hotel near Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona Eixample
In Barcelona, Hostal L'Antic Espai overlooks the Gran Via de les Cortes Catalanes near Plaza de Catalunya in the Eixample District, the cradle of Modernism by Anton Gaudì, where, in the elegant Paseo de Gracia, you can find the extraordinary Casa Battló and La Pedrera (Casa Milà).
The famous Ramblas of Barcelona are just a few minutes walk from L'Antic Espai inn. Walking along this lively street will bring you to Port Vell where you'll find the large statue of Columbus and the modern business center, Maremagnum; behind it, there is a surprising aquarium and numerous nightclubs.
And nearby, the Barceloneta. The old fishing neighborhood is now a first-class tourism center that has not become any less lively, as you can see from the marvelous Iglesia de San Miguel and the traditional Mercado de la Barceloneta.
A short walk is all that separates guests at L'Antic Espai inn and one of the great masterpieces of Barcelona: Palau de la Música Catalana. An incredible theater, an example of magnificent architectural modernism, built with enameled glasses and crystals. Amazing!
Besides its thousands of restaurants and nightclubs that enliven its nights, Barcelona offers: the spectacular hill of Montjuic (where the Olympic Ring is located, the Fundación Joan Miró and the Nuevo Jardín Botánico), the works at the MNAC (Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya), the Museo Picasso and the Museo de Historia de Catalunya (the first Sunday of the month, entrance is free for everyone); the Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar, the Mercado del Born, the Parque de la Ciudadela and many others. Have fun!
If you head south, traveling parallel to Las Ramblas, you'll enter the Barrio Gótico, where, among the crowded Medieval streets and fascinating squares, you'll admire the beautiful Plaza del Rey and the somber Iglesia de Santa Maria del Pi; this is where you'll find the exuberating architecture of the Catedral de Barcelona dedicated to Santa Eulàlia.
Barcelona is especially known for the Sagrada Familia, the imposing and unfinished Gaudì basilica, reaching the sky with its towers; a place that, along with the surreal and romantic Parc Güell, is worth a visit by those staying in this splendid Mediterranean capital.
From the main train station, get to the Antic Espai Inn with the direct subway to Paseo de Gracia (L2, L3, L4) and the nearby Placa Urquinaona (L1, L4); otherwise, you can take buses 7, 50, 54, 56, 62, B21, N1, N2, N3, or N9 and get off at the Gran Vía / Roger de Llúria stop.
From any terminal at the Barcelona airport, take the direct bus to Plaza de Catalunya; Hostal L'Antic Espai is 6 minutes from the square on foot or two minutes in taxi. The Renfe Cercanías train leaves every half hour that connects the airport with the city center (Paseo de Gracia stop, duration: 30 minutes).
Once you get to Barcelona via the E15 or AP-7, follow the directions for "Barcelona Airport" and head towards the Ronda del Litoral. Head in that direction for 10 km and then make a left exit on Paseo de Colón. After 700 m, turn left on Via Laietana. Go straight for about 1 km and turn right onto Calle de les Jonqueres. Pass Plaza Urquinaona and take Calle de Roger de Llúria. After 250 meters, you'll come to the crossroad with Gran Via de les Cortes Catalanes where, on your left, at 660, you'll find our elegant inn awaiting for you, the Hostal L'Antic Espai.