Staying at our hotel means enjoying three neighbourhoods in a single location. Therefore, let’s discover the leisure possibilities that each of them entails.
We do not want to be pretentious, but we are convinced that Raval is the neighbourhood with possibly the greatest cultural offer in the country. This is due to the fact that it houses first-class cultural institutions such as the 'Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona' (CCCB), the 'Museum of Contemporary Art' (MACBA), and the 'Film Library of Catalonia', but also because it has the most active and multicultural social fabric of the city.
Markets, restaurants, trendy bars, and a variety of shops, as well as its inhabitants from various parts of the world make up the friendliest and most authentic face of the neighbourhood.
In addition, with mythical streets such as Las Ramblas and its Boquería market, the Raval quarter is waiting to be strolled through.
A hotel near Paseo de Gracia
Eixample, or what was once the most elegant area of the city, is only a ten-minute walk from chic&basic Lemon. In a pleasant stroll from the hotel to Paseo de Gracia avenue, you will reach the nerve centre of Barcelona's modernism where internationally renowned works by Antoni Gaudí, Puig, and Cadafalch await, such as Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller, and La Pedrera.
Strolling down this avenue is transporting yourself to the economic prosperity of the late 19th century thanks to the residences of the bourgeoisie of that time. If this was once the most prestigious street in the city, it remains so today thanks to its luxury shops and restaurants.
A hotel in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona
A short distance from the hotel you will find El Gótico, the neighbourhood under which the ancient Roman and Medieval city of Barcelona lies.
The labyrinthine little streets blend with churches such as Santa Maria del Pi and the Barcelona Cathedral, as well as Gothic palaces, lively squares like Plaza Real or others of greater tranquillity such as Sant Felip Neri, as well as the busy Portal del Ángel, a shopping street par excellence.
Due to its strategic combination of factors, chic&basic Lemon not only overflows with positive energy in all its spaces but is also located in the cultural and leisure nucleus of the city; ideal for exploring the most outstanding points of interests and for getting lost and being surprised by this city of contrasts.