Attractions & Things to Do in Barcelona near the Ramblas

The narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, the Raval and the Born are among the top attractions in Barcelona. Always full of life, these unique locations dont leave anything to be desired: shops, museums, historic buildings and palaces etc., you can find everything here. Much of the area is pedestrianised. Naturally there are many restaurants, some offering the finest international cuisine and others providing more humble but equally tasty traditional dishes. All this is just a short stroll from the famous Ramblas de Barcelona.


One of the greatest aquariums in Europe, the Barcelona Aquàrium is set in the Port Vell. Its Mediterranean style makes it a very special marine ecosystem, even though tropical aquariums and oceanariums are also included.

If traveling with children, the Aquarium of Barcelona is the ideal place to live a different day, to do something as ordinary as diving with sharks or to camp in fish.

Tibidabo Theme ParkTibidabo Theme Park

It is not just an amusement park. Besides offering a privileged view of the entire Barcelona, more than a hundred years of history make it a one of the oldest in Europe and the world. Today it has more than 25 attractions suitable for adults and children, shows and entertainment in every corner of the park. Whether you travel with family, with friends or as a couple, to live a fun, comfortable and enjoyable experience is very easy thanks to the Tibidabo amusement park that also offers a myriad of services (restaurants, shops and picnic areas).

Joan Miró FoundationJoan Miró Foundation

Fan of the surrealist painter Joan Miró? Do you feel curious about this art movement? Since 1975, the Joan Miró Foundation is dedicated to display and explain the work of Miró, who regardless painter, sculptor, engraver and Spanish ceramist, was considered one of the leading representatives of surrealism. This dynamic museum is located in Montjuïc Park and is a space focused on the artist's work and its coexistence with the most contemporary artistic creations. Click here for more information

Hospital de Sant Pau,…Hospital de Sant Pau, another magnificent modernist building

Designed by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, the modernist premises of this hospital have been named as a new landmark in the city of Barcelona where history and innovation coexist. Strolling down the avenue of Gaudí from Sagrada Familia we find this magnificent modernist building which we cannot miss. Plan your visit

Your trip to Montser…Your trip to Montserrat

Catalunya’s pilgrimage site par excellance for the last thousand years, the “serrated mountain” (Montserrat in Catalan) represents the spiritual escapism venue that very welcomes either locals and visitors. As a popular day trip, let’s leave the bustling city to approach these unique natural formations and the monastery that lies between the bizarrely jagged rocks. Plan your visit

El Gran Teatre del L…El Gran Teatre del Liceu

Right in the heart of Las Ramblas lies the great cultural and artistic center. This is an ambitiuos theatre created in 1847, worthy of the importance of the city, which has endured for more than a century and a half, on the site of the former Convent of the Trinitarians of the Ramblas. Survivor of a fire in 1994, the Gran Teatro del Liceo offers today a full schedule of opera, dance, concerts, recitals ... all national and international art and culture just a few minutes walk from our Continental Hotels in Barcelona. Official site

Catalan Modernism: s…Catalan Modernism: stories behind Barcelona that are a must

If the end of 19th century brought Modernisme as a way of expressing Catalan values and local characteristics, nowadays we can consider this movement the stardard-bearer of Barcelona.

Barcelona through...Barcelona through...

George Orwell, born in Eric Arthur Blai, India, during the time of English imperialism, marked the literature’s history by his lucid and polemical prose. We all keep in mind the stress and agony of being watched by the Big Brother in Orwell’s probably most known fiction novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, or 1984. Nevertheless, George Orwell experienced previously chapters of his life in the city of Barcelona. 

Sports Lover, Don’t Miss…Sports Lover, Don’t Miss this in Barcelona!

If you want to enjoy sports, you have come to the right place. Since Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games back in 1992, the city has evolved in many ways and the current sports offer is mesmerizing.

Cruises in BarcelonaCruises in Barcelona

A great way of visiting Europe and the Mediterranean it is to take a cruise. However, to get the full experience, we highly recommend staying in the port city a couple of days before or after embarking on your sea trip. Barcelona is the ideal city for that.

Discover all family …Discover all family friendly attractions in Barcelona

Barcelona is packed full of things to do year-round. From family attractions, amusement parks and many museums that are specifically tailored to the interests of children

PARQUE GÜELL One more…PARQUE GÜELL One more work by Antoni Gaudí

PARQUE GÜELL the work of Antoni Gaudí. The vast esplanade is supported on a base of one hundred stone columns forming the so-called Forest of Columns . PARQUE GÜELL holds the title of World Heritage Site.

The Barcelona Magic …The Barcelona Magic Fountain: A water, music, light and color show

The Barcelona Magic Fountain is situated at the foot of Montjuïc's Palau Nacional . It was built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. It was designed by Carles Bohigas. It is an outstanding show, the waterfalls dance to the rhythm of the overwhelming music. More info

The BOQUERÍA market:…The BOQUERÍA market: Nearby the Hotel Continental BARCELONA

The BOQUERÍA Market, famous worldwide, dates from the year 1217. It is a huge food market where you can find almost everything. Its people, color and privileged site, make it unique.

Casa BatllóCasa Batlló

Considered as one of the most impressive and admired of all Gaudí’s creations, this house was designed by the catalan architect drilling down from the general to the tiny details. From the attic and roof terrace to the originality in doors, walls and windows. Official site

El Palau de la Música…El Palau de la Música Nearby the Hotel Continental BARCELONA

The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the world's major concert halls. The building was designed by Domènech i Montaner (1908). It is a World Heritage Site and one of the leading exponents of Catalan Modernism. Guided Tours

Teatre Grec : Theater,…Teatre Grec : Theater, dance, music and circus show

Teatre Grec was built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. It is an open-air theater which reflects the typical structure of Ancient Greek theathers. From the top you may have a magnificent view of Barcelona City and the Port.

La Pedrera situated on…La Pedrera situated on the best corner of Passeig de Gràcia

La Pedrera building by Antonio Gaudí. The peculiar warrior heads in its famous chimneys were ridiculed and laughed at. Nowadays they are the most popular part. In those days, Antonio Gaudí was misunderstood.

« La Sagrada Familia…« La Sagrada Familia » Temple: Work of Antoni Gaudí

The construction of the Temple started in 1866. In 1926, Antoni Gaudí dies run over by a tram. The inside of the Sagrada Família, now completely finished, has 45 meters height. It is huge and overwhelming. It is expected to be completely finished in 2026. Get your tickets

« Gothic Cathedral »…« Gothic Cathedral » Nearby the Hotel Continental « BARCELONA »

The former Cathedral dates from the 4th Century. It is the « Gothic Cathedral » of Barcelona. In the Cloister's fountain a « Dancing Egg » can be seen on Corpus Christi Day, which is one of the most popular traditions. Visiting hours

« Gothic Quarter » N…« Gothic Quarter » Nearby the Hotel Continental « BARCELONA »

The « Gothic Quarter » Pedestrian, romantic, charming, captivating. Walking through the narrow streets, contemplating the historic buildings, visiting the small and varied shops and eating in the typical restaurants will complement its great appeal.

« Santa Maria del Mar…« Santa Maria del Mar » nearby the Hotel Continental « BARCELONA »

The basilica's illumination magnifies its beauty. Its perfect acoustics has made it perfect for great concerts. It houses the Image of Santa Maria, Patroness Saint of the hotel and catering industry, to which we have a great devotion.

The "Olympic Village:"…The "Olympic Village:" Memory of the 1992 Olympic Games

The "Olympic Village" has a public marina, a beautiful promenade, a sunny beach, and all kinds of equipment. Many restaurants and bars, all of them in front of the Mediterranean Sea.

Maremagnum: Connected…Maremagnum: Connected to the end of Las Ramblas by footbridge

If you like shopping, over thirty stores with the best brands are waiting for you at Maremagnum. Your leisure time is assured in the light open spaces of the great Spanish Dock building or its terrace bars by the sea. Open all year round.

The Museu Nacional d'Art…The Museu Nacional d'Art and the Palau Nacional

The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC in Catalan) was built for the International Expo 1929. However, like many other buildings in Barcelona, thanks to its location in the neo-baroque National Palace of Montjuïc and the continuous incorporation of new art galleries until 2004 the MNAC has become one of the increasingly popular museums in Catalonia. Your visit

The Barça Stadium Camp…The Barça Stadium Camp Nou was built in 1957

The Camp Nou, which is since 1957 the football stadium of FC Barcelona, with a capacity of over 98,000 spectators, can be considered one of the greatest of this discipline worldwide. Either to watch a game or to visit its immense facilities + Museum FCB which contains all the triumphs of the Catalan team to date, it’s worth get away from the center of Barcelona and witness one of the most emotional venues of the city. Get your tickets

« Las Ramblas » of B…« Las Ramblas » of Barcelona and Hotel Continental « BARCELONA »

Hotel Continental « BARCELONA » is located in the best part of the famous « Ramblas », opposite the Canaletas Fountain. The popular saying states that whoever drinks from this fountain will return to Barcelona. The hassle and bustle in the Ramblas is continuous both day and night.

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