Park hotel: historic architecture in the Born

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The Park Hotel will win over all fans of architecture, and also some night owls. Discover this peculiar hotel located in one of Barcelona's liveliest areas.

Park Hotel

The Park is a 3-star hotel that takes its name from the adjacent Parc de la Ciutadella. It’s located in the Born, a famously lively and artistic area.

You will therefore find a great selection of original bars, restaurants and boutiques.

Park Hotel, an historic building

The Park was built in the 1950s by the famous Catalan architect Don Antoni de Moragas i Gallissà. It was considered an oddity at the time, and perhaps for good reason, as it was one of the first neo-realist buildings constructed in Europe.

Considered a very interesting building from an architectonic perspective, it has hardly been modified since it was built, so you can have some fun identifying details from that era.

The Park Hotel restaurant and bar

park hotel cafeteria

The 10´s is the Park Hotel’s restaurant, although it is really more like a tapas bar!

In the morning breakfast is served here, and costs around 10 euros per person.

Then from 1p to 3:30pm and from 8pm until 11pm chef Jordi Cruz takes over the kitchen to concoct all kinds of tapas. Expect something special, as this chef has 2 Michelin stars under his belt!

The tapas and “platillos” (small plates) vary depending on the season. The price ranges from 5 to 15 euros and you can eat the equivalent of a substantial meal for around 30 euros.

park hotel bar

A little bar/café is tucked away beside the restaurant. It’s open from 11am to midnight and it has a number of tales set outside on Marquès de l’Argentera street.

Rooms at the Park Hotel

The Park Hotel’s rooms range from single, standard, superior (most with a private terrace), to triple and quadruple. All are bright with a view.

park hotel room

Some rooms have a shower and others have a small bath. Make sure to state your preference when booking.

park hotel bathroom

Our advice: Some of the rooms have been recently renovated and are nicer than the others. Don’t hesitate to ask for one of these as it won’t cost you more.

Useful information

  • Some rooms are adapted for people with reduced mobility.
  • Reception is open 24 hours
  • Check-in is from 2pm and check-out is before noon.
  • A free luggage service is available
  • The hotel offers Room Service.
  • All rooms have heating and air conditioning

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Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?