Av. Catedral 7
Looking out the window and seeing the Barcelona Cathedral is a unique privilege.
There are certain pleasures that are only available to those that stay at the Hotel Colón. For example, waking up early in the morning, crossing over to the window, pulling aside the curtains, and seeing the image of the Barcelona Cathedral bathed in the sun’s first rays. It’s an image that will fill you with energy throughout the whole day!
The majority of the 141 rooms in the hotel offer this privilege, in addition to amenities such as air-conditioning, telephone, LCD television with international channels, high-speed Internet, safety deposit box, a well-stocked mini-bar, and the finishing touches of a 4 star hotel.
If you are traveling for leisure, after a nice shower and a full breakfast, you’ll find it convenient to have the main tourist attractions within walking distance.
The present building dates back to 1951, though it has been constantly renovated since then, always conserving its original style.
It surely won’t surprise you that, during its 90 plus years of history, the hotel has housed big names such as Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Jean Paul Sartre, Sofía Loren, Jane Fonda, Francis Ford Coppola, Santiago Calatrava, and Arata Isozaki.
To begin with, you’ll see the impressive silhouette of the Barcelona Cathedral, right in front of the hotel, which marks the entrance of the Gothic Quarter. Passing through the old Roman walls, you find yourself within this unique space, a network of charming streets and small squares, and an infinite number of medieval buildings.
Five minutes from the hotel, following the busy shopping street of Portal de l’Àngel, you arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the nerve centre of the city. If you’re a shopaholic, from there you can walk up the Paseo de Gracia, where the best fashion labels in the world exhibit their tantalizing shop windows.
And remember, after all of that, the 4 star Hotel Colón awaits you, where you can relax and recharge your batteries.