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This stylish new hotel is the perfect base to explore Barcelona’s bohemian barrio

A view from the terrace of the Radisson Blu 1882 in Barcelona with the Sagrada Familia in the distance

Say ‘Hola!’ to the Radisson Blu 1882, a new premium hotel that’s just opened in Barcelona’s bohemian Gràcia district.

Located just 450 metres from the Sagrada Familia, the hotel offers convenient connections to the city centre, as well as Passeig de Gràcia and Plaça de Catalunya. 

It’s also mere kilometres away from Parc Güell, a popular tourist attraction for Gaudí enthusiasts and families alike. The Radisson Blu 1882 is described as ‘modern with lots of style and a cosy and cosmopolitan feel.’

It boasts 182 rooms (choose from standard, superior, premium, premium deluxe, and family rooms), has free Wi-Fi, and a deal-clinching rooftop terrace and pool. The El Cel Bar, with its spectacular views of the city skyline, strikes us as the ideal spot to wind down after a perfect day spent exploring. 

The El Cel Bar, with its spectacular views of the city skyline, strikes us as the ideal spot to wind down after a perfect day spent exploring…

The interiors of the common areas are the work of interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. The style is urban, with a contemporary aesthetic showcasing a selection of designer pieces. Leather upholstery and high-pile rugs, are accented by lush greenery; the colour palette highlights the shades used in some of the furniture.

The hotel has four restaurants and bars in total: Restaurant El Bosc, El Bosc Terrace Bar, Bobò Bar, and El Cel Bar. 

Reflecting its sustainable ethos, the Radisson Blu 1882 is home to more than 4,000 plants, including an 80m² vertical ecosystem of more than 3,000 plants in the El Bosc Terrace Bar, which we’re told can filter 10kg of dust per year and generate oxygen for 80 people. 

The hotel also means business. It boasts 120 square metres of meeting and event space,  with the capacity to host up to 120 people; there are also 164 underground parking spaces for guests.

Want to explore this less frenetic barrio at your own pace? The hotel also operates a bicycle deposit scheme.

We can’t wait to visit! To book your stay at the Radisson Blu 1882, click here.

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