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SM Hoteles in the Eixample district: discover the surroundings

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan and lively city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea with an outstanding cultural programme and an impressive urban landscape. Our hotels in Barcelona, SM Hotel Sant Antoni *** and SM Hotel Teatre Auditori ***, are located in the heart of the Eixample district, a central area characterised for its perpendicular urban grid. This district gathers some of the city’s most famous monuments, streets and squares, such as the Sagrada Familia, the National Theatre of Catalonia, L’Auditori, Plaça de Catalunya, La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia.

Modernist Barcelona

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Our hotels in the Eixample district in Barcelona welcome you to stay in the true home of Catalan Modernism, an artistic movement which was created approximately in 1885 by architect Elies Rogent. You will be a short walk away from some of Modernism’s most emblematic constructions, such as the Arc de Triomf, the streetlight-benches by Pere Falqués on Passeig de Gràcia, Hospital de Sant Pau i la Santa Creu (an architectonic gem made of red brick, steel, sculptures, paintings and mosaics) and Palau de la Música Catalana (considered as one of the supreme landmarks of Catalan Modernism alongside La Pedrera), both designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner; and Casa Amatller and Casaramona/CaixaForum, two masterpieces by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

Gaudí’s Barcelona

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Antoni Gaudí is the main figure of Catalan architecture and his buildings are the main symbols of the city of Barcelona. Located just a few minutes’ walk away from both SM Hotel Sant Antoni and SM Hotel Teatre Auditori is the majestic Sagrada Familia, one of Gaudí’s most emblematic monuments which is still under construction. Nearby, on Passeig de Gràcia, is Casa Batlló, a building which belongs to Gaudí’s Naturalist period; and Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera, one of the most imaginative buildings in the history of architecture, considered by many as a sculptural work. In the nearby district of Gràcia you can find Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first important job; and the famous Park Güell, a public park that reflects the architect’s unique and stunning imagination to perfection.


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Barcelona’s beaches, located less than 2 miles from our hotels, extend along almost 3 miles of coastline and constitute a magnificent natural space where you can come into contact with the sea, the sun and the sand as well as practice many different water sports such as surfing, sailing, kayaking and kite surfing. The beaches of Sant Sebastià and Barceloneta are the oldest and most traditional ones, where you can also find sailing clubs of great importance due to their sea-related activities. Nova Icària beach is the best option for volleyball fans, whereas the beaches of Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella and Llevant offer many leisure options thanks to their beach bars and sports facilities.

La Rambla

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Just a 20-minute walk away from our hotels is La Rambla, one of Barcelona’s most famous streets which reflects to perfection the city’s history and the people’s everyday life. When you walk down this unique avenue you can come across famous spaces and buildings, such as Plaça Reial, Liceu Theatre, Boqueria Market (the city’s most famous and oldest market), “Rambla dels Ocells”, which is the stretch of the Rambla that is famous for its pet stalls; the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Poliorama Theatre and Canaletes Fountain, which is where FC Barcelona fans celebrate their most important victories.