Hotels near Plaza Catalunya Barcelona 2024

Hotels near Plaça de Catalunya Barcelona

Updated March 2024

Plaça de Catalunya Barcelona's downtown central square. Plaça de Catalunya is the Catalan language spelling. In the Spanish language (Castellano) the square is pronounced the same, but spelled Plaza de Cataluña. Locals and tourists often just say 'Plaza Catalunya'. Note that all street signs in Barcelona are in the Catalan language.

As you can see on the map below, staying centrally in Barcelona's downtown city center is very convenient for everything from shopping to sightseeing and for connections to airport and other destinations. 

Hotels on Plaça de Catalunya

There are some excellent hotels on the Plaça de Catalunya itself. Have a look at the new Iberostar Paseo de Gracia ★★★★ 4 star hotel. It's rated Fabulous by guest reviews for awesome location, cleanliness and service. Consider also the Hotel Oliva- rated Fabulous. Also on square itself is boutique hotel H10 Catalunya Plaza - rated Very good.

Hotels on Bergera street off Plaça de Catalunya

You can stay on the quieter side streets branching off Plaça de Catalunya, like Bergera street, where you can find three nice hotels. They are Hotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya rated Very Good,  the Hotel Pulitzer rated Fabulous and the  Hotel Regina which gets a well deserved a guest review rating of Fabulous.

Hotels on Pelai street off Plaça de Catalunya

Close by is Pelai street, which connects Plaza Universitat with Plaza Catalunya. It has many great shops and lots of atmosphere and also a couple of recommended hotels popular for their convenience and good value for money. Look at Hotel Lleó - rated Very Good - and the new hotel Midmost rated Fabulous by guest reviews who mention location, cleanliness, service, breakfast and loving the rooftop pool.

Other good hotels near Plaça de Catalunya

There are many more hotels and apartments which are just few blocks from Plaça de Catalunya and here are some ideas for you. We like the hotel H10 Metropolitan - rated Wonderful, the Granvia hotel rated Wonderful, the Catalonia Square rated Wonderful - or the Adults only Guesthouse The Corner 592 rated Fabulous. You can find more on the Pl Catalunya hotel map below. 


As you can see on the map below staying centrally in Barcelona's downtown city center is convenient for everything from shopping to sightseeing to getting around. Although Plaça de Catalunya can be crowded and quite noisy, many visitors choose to stay in hotels or apartments near or on Plaça de Catalunya because of the central location which gives easy access to metro, bus, train and taxi connections to many Barcelona sights and attractions. 

Advantages of staying in downtown Barcelona near central square Plaça de Catalunya or a few blocks away.

* Near famous Gaudi modernist buildings
* Near top fashion brand flagship stores
* Near famous La Rambla walking street 
* Near medieval city center of Ciutat Vella
* Near Aerobus airport buses 
* Near hop-on-hop-off tour buses
* Many bus & metro lines 
* Supermarket open till 10pm in Corte Ingles store on Plaza Catalunya
* Many top brand stores near Plaza Catalunya
* Many flagship stores nearby
* Main tourist office is on Plaza Catalunya

Getting to airport from Plaça de Catalunya

Plaza Catalunya is also the first place many tourists arrive in Barcelona if they choose to take the Aerobus airport buses to and from Barcelona Airport. Plaza Catalunya is the center of public transport in Barcelona with many regional buses connections on or near Plaza Catalunya, as well as the train station Catalunya, where you can catch metro trainsregional trains and FGC trains.

Getting to cruise port from Plaça de Catalunya

There is no metro, shuttle bus or direct connection from Plaza Catalunya to cruise docks. The cruise terminals are close to the city center so take a taxi or book a private transfer.

Tourist office Plaça de Catalunya

The main Barcelona Tourist Office is located underground on the corner of Plaza Catalunya and the pedestrian shopping street Portal de l'Àngel. Look for the big red column marking the entrance to the tourist office.

Pickpockets & safety

The Plaça de Catalunya area is safe for tourists, except for a constant risk of pickpockets. Here are simple precautions to avoid pickpockets


There are many facilities on Plaça de Catalunya including stops for the two Barcelona Hop-on-hop-off tourist bus tours. 


Plaça de Catalunya is the place where two of Barcelona's most famous shopping streets begin (or end) which are called La Rambla walking street and the elegant boulevard Passeig de Gracia. There are many design shops and department stores around the Plaça de Catalunya and you are a few steps away from Barcelona's most fashionable designer shopping street called Passeig de Gracia which ends on Plaça de Catalunya and the pedestrian shopping street Portal de l'Àngel. Find best shopping streets. Plaça de Catalunya is home to the elegant department store El Corte Ingles which has a lovely top floor cafe and restaurant to enjoy a views of the entire square. In the Corte Ingles basement you can find a well-stocked supermarket that is open until 10pm at night. Plaça de Catalunya also has a small shopping mall called El Triangle opposite El Corte Ingles. You can find an Apple store and a Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona on Plaça de Catalunya. See our Barcelona shopping guide.


Plaza Catalunya was designed by architect Francesc de Paula Nebot. It was inaugurated on November 2nd 1927 by King Alphonso XIII. The plaza has a small temple with a central colonnade, several fountains and with an amazing 28 sculptures in stone and bronze by leading sculptors of the time.


Perhaps the most striking artwork is Catalan sculptor Josep M. Subirachs' monument to former President of Catalunya Francesco Macià. This is also the newest addition to Plaza Catalunya bringing number of sculptures to 29. Plaza Catalunya is the center of public transport in Barcelona with many metrobus and tour bus connections.

Plaza Catalunya Subirachs Francesco Macià

Metro station Plaza Catalunya 

You can get to Plaza Catalunya by metro. The metro station on Plaza Catalunya is called Catalunya and Metro stations Passeig de Gracia or Urquinanona are just one block away.

Buses Plaza Catalunya

Many bus lines and night bus lines have stops at Plaza Catalunya. There are two Barcelona hop-on-hop-off tour bus companies which both have stops on Pl Catalunya. The Aerobus airport buses are in front of Corte Ingles department store. See how to get to Barcelona airport

Related pages:

Best Barcelona area to stay
Las Ramblas street
Passeig de Gracia street
Top Ten things to do in Barcelona
Book Barcelona tours
Day tours outside Barcelona

© Copyright
Do not copy from this page without permission
All rights reserved

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2024 09:16