Barcelona City Breaks: Poblenou

iStock_000027481795XSmallAny city break in Barcelona is bound to be an amazing one, but your accommodation choice can have a huge impact on your overall Catalan experience. While the Metro links are incredible at making everywhere in the city just a quick underground jaunt away, the various neighbourhoods all have something unique to offer.

If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona in the New Year consider a stay in the beautiful neighbourhood of Poblenou, where our hotel is smack bang in the middle of all the action – and from just €20 a night, it won’t break the bank either!

Links between Poblenou and the city centre are frequent and accessible. Line 4 of the city’s Metro will have you in most of the major parts of the city in no time.

With hints of the traditional village that it once was merging with the more cosmopolitan vibes that it boasts nowadays, Poblenou is one of the most visited neighbourhoods in Barcelona, and for very good reason. Clean, pretty and dynamic, you could easily spend your time gazing at the buildings that line the labyrinthine streets.  Poblenou even has its own pedestrianised street – Rambla de Poblenou – which joins the Avenida Diagonal and Mar Bella beach.

One of the major draws of the district of Poblenou is its locale. Far enough away from the crowded epicentre of the city but not too far to feel ‘out of it’, Poblenou is perfectly placed to enjoy both sides of what Barcelona has to offer. If you’re after a little peaceful corner of Barcelona, this is the place for you. You can easily book your Travelodge hotel here using online booking.

Bars, cafes and restaurants can be found around every corner in this city, so you’ll never be stuck for a place to eat. Get ready to shop too – Poblenou’s bijou boutiques and galleries are full of trinkets and art that will keep you browsing for hours. The hodgepodge of architecture ranges from brick chimneys reminiscent of times gone by to metal and glass sculptures that show how far the city has progressed.

With plenty of attractions ranging from the pretty Parque del Poblenou when the weather is pleasant to the district’s beach that’s perfect for a stint by the sea on a sunny day, Poblenou has something for everyone.

You don’t have to go far in Barcelona to satiate your hunger for the bizarre. Twice a year, during spring and on All Saint’s Day, night visits to the city’s mausoleum, the colossal Montjuic cemetery, leave locals and visitors in agog.  With costumed guides helping to provide a truly special (and creepy) evening, it’s an event not to be missed.

Whether you want to stay in the area because of its rich history or because of its easy transport links, our Travelodge hotel is ideally placed to ensure you’re within easy reach of everything you need. This charming corner of Barcelona is appealing for plenty of reasons, while Barcelona as a whole is one of the most charming, intriguing and breathtaking cities you will have the chance to visit. From Gaudi’s renowned Sagrada Familia to the multitude of museums and galleries that are sprinkled around the city streets, Barcelona is an incredibly distinctive and unique place that’s begging to be explored.

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