The Rambla in Barcelona is a magical place that begins at Catalunya square and ends at the Drassanes dock (where in the old days ships were built and repaired), with its statue of Christopher Columbus. On the way, you will be entertained by its many human statues and portrait artists, attractions that bring such liveliness to this emblematic street.
From its origins as a channel for the city’s rainwater, today La Rambla has changed into a pedestrianised boulevard that sweeps you down from the city centre right to the port. Here you’ll find everything: bars and restaurants for every taste, news stands with the daily newspapers from all over the world, flower stalls, theatres and shopping centres.
HOW TO GET
Metro: The nearest Metro station is Drassanes (Line 3), which is next to the Hotel. A 10 minutes’ walk will take you to the Liceu station (Line 3) and 15 minutes’ walk to the Jaume I station (Line 4).
Bus: Bus Lines with stop in front of the Hotel are 59, 91 and V13.
Night Bus: Night Buses with stop in front of the Hotel are N9, N12 and N15. Almost all Night Bus Lines stop at Plaça Catalunya. From there a 15 minutes’ walk through Las Rambla will take you to the Hotel.
Touristic Bus: The nearest stop is located next to the Columbus Monument, located within a 5 minutes’ walk from the Hotel.
Portbus: The Portbus T3 has a stop near the Columbus Monument, located within a 5-10 minutes walk from the Hotel.
Price: One way ticket 3€, round trip 4€
Approximate time: 30 minutes
Taxi: There is a Taxi Rank in the Cruise Terminal.
Approximate price: 20€
Approximate time: 10 minutes
Barcelona Airport – El Prat
Train: The local train RENFE stops in the T2 of the Barcelona Airport and take you to the station Passeig de Gracia. From there, you can switch to Metro Line 3 that has a stop in Drassanes, next to the Hotel. From the T1 there is a free shuttle bus that takes you to the T2.
Price: Single ticket 2,15€
Approximate time: 45 minutes
Aerobus: The Aerobus stops on both Terminals and take you to Plaça Catalunya. From there, you can switch to Metro Line 3 that has a stop in Drassanes, next to the Hotel, or the bus lines 59, 91 and V13 with stop in front of the hotel.
Price: 5.90€ per person
Approximate time: 50 minutes
Taxi: There is a Taxi Rank on both Terminals.
Approximate price: 35€
Approximate time: 25 minutes
Metro: The Line 9 stops on both Terminals and take you to the station Zona Universitaria. From there, you can switch to Metro Line 3 that has a stop in Drassanes, next to the Hotel. The metro Line 9 stops in Europa / Fira.
Approximate time: 1 hour
POINTS OF INTEREST
A stroll down La Rambla is a unique experience, taking you through impressive places like the Boqueria Market, the Liceu Opera House and the Palau de la Virreina (Vicereine’s Palace). Also just a step away is the historic heart of the city, a varied commercial area and several museums.