Hotel Casa Fuster
A large part of the Hotel Casa Fuster’s appeal is the very beautiful exterior of the building, which represents modernism at its very best. Formerly a family residence, the Fuster’s narrow escape from a planned conversion into the skyscraper home of a European gas company (averted by massive local demonstrations) makes it even more appreciated. Indeed, the façade is almost pure marble and, in order to retain the original style of the building, every detail in each room, even down to the wardrobe doors, is designed to match the exterior. Whether having drinks on the rooftop or downstairs in the main bar (a chill-out room remains open until 4am on weekends), one can’t help but to feel part of Barcelona’s history. The Cafe Vienes was originally home to the upper crust of Barcelona when the city’s first cinema opened around the corner and now, as a fantastic cocktail bar, one can imagine the intellectuals of 1950’s society congregating for drinks here on a summer’s evening. The rooms are truly luxurious and with views right down to the Ramblas, it’s perfectly located.