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Where the wild things are

Take advantage of the magnificent location of the chic&basic Zoo hotel to discover Barcelona's wildlife. You are in the middle of the jungle, close to everything you must see in the city, next to the green oasis of Ciutadella Park.

Hotel in Barcelona Ciutadella


Our hotel in the Ciutadella of Barcelona is located at the entrance of El Born quarter, considered the coolest area of ​​the city. The neighbourhood has a very extensive cultural offer: the Picasso Museum, the church of Santa Maria del MarCiutadella Park itself, Francia station, Santa Caterina Market, the Barcelona Zoo and the old Born Market.

Ciutadella Park, Barcelona's largest and most emblematic park, is a green space full of life, activities, festivals, and concerts where the locals go to walk, have fun, and relax.

Near Ciutadella park in the Born neighbourhood you can enjoy innovative and lively restaurants and cafes that will offer you unique gastronomic and leisure experiences both day and night.

The Born neighbourhood is also known for its shops and boutiques of promising young designers, where you can take a walk through the fashion collections and the latest trends in the city of Barcelona.

Hotel chic&basic Zoo is perfectly located and connected. A quick walk let’s you enjoy points of interest such as Barceloneta beach, the port (Port Vell), Plaza Catalunya square, Las Ramblas street, the Barcelona Cathedral and the Gothic quarter – all just a few minutes away from your hotel.

Discover the best of Barcelona

If you are looking for hotels near the beach in Barcelona, the chic&basic zoo is your ideal choice. Not only will you be just a stone's throw from the Mediterranean Sea, but you'll also have the city at your feet. Imagine waking up with a stroll through the Ciutadella Park and then spending the day exploring Barcelona's most emblematic spots.

From our hotel in the Ciutadella, you can walk to the lively Paseo de Gracia, where you'll find Gaudí's famous works such as Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. If you prefer to immerse yourself in the local culture, we recommend a visit to the Gothic Quarter, with its narrow medieval streets and impressive cathedral. And for art lovers, the Picasso Museum is just a few minutes' walk away. At the end of the day, head back to the chic&basic zoo to relax and recharge your batteries for your next Barcelona adventure.


Calle Princesa 50
08003 Barcelona

Passeig Picasso 22


How to get there

Jaume I (L4) / Arc de Triomf (L1)

Take the 'aerobus' to Plaza Catalunya square
From there, take metro line L1 to Arc de Triomf station.

Take a train to Sants station and then change trains to get to 'Estación de Francia' station.