Barcelona, as one of Spain's main and largest cities, offers the visitor an abundance of cultural things to see and do. Famous sights include the impressive Sagrada Família, the bustling Ramblas, several excellent Gaudi buildings and a good selection of museums and galleries. Also a rather unique character of the city is that it is also on the coast and offers rarity of sandy beaches and sunbathing. an ideal situation for those looking for culture as well as a bit of sea relaxation.
Of course, homes will play a relatively large part in how much you enjoy your visit. A 3-star hotel will usually provide the least of the services and facilities expected for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Like many major cities, there is a good choice of 3-star hotels in Barcelona. They can be found all over the city, but it would probably be best to stay in a hotel in or near the city center, so you can easily experience Barcelona on foot, although the city's public transport system is both cheap and efficient.
Barcelona center is quite compact, making it viable to explore on foot. Furthermore, the center is well connected via the city's extensive metronome. In the center you will find the cathedral, Gaudís La Pedrera, the main shopping center, some of the city's best restaurants and cafés and many of the museums, such as the Barcelona Museum of Modern Art, the Picasso Museum, the Maritime Museum and much more.
The following Barcelona hotels are located in the city center, one near Plaza Catalunya, one near the Sagrada Familia and the other directly on Las Ramblas.
3 star Hotel Gran Ducat Barcelona: This hotel is a modern place to live and run by friendly and professional staff. Situated just off Plaza Catalonia, you will be close to where Ramblas begins and where the city's main shopping area can be found. There are 64 good rooms in total, all en-suite, air conditioned and well-equipped with contemporary mod cons.