A Romantic Spanish Gem: The Mercer Hotel Barcelona

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Barcelona is a city known for its fervent passion. At the core of Catalonian culture is romance, exemplified by the food, people, and most importantly, places to stay. No other hotel quite captures the romantic essence of this esteemed Spanish city like Mercer Hotel Barcelona.

Conveniently located on the fringe of the Old City, Mercer Barcelona is considered the Jewel of the Gothic Quarter, providing a luxurious and relaxing hideaway in between the bustling streets of Via Laietana and La Rambla. Be prepared for a serene sense of calm to overwhelm your body upon entering the lobby. From the doorman who graciously greets guests to the tranquil “orange tree” patio that acts as the hotel’s centerpiece, Mercer’s presence is warm and inviting.

Designed by Spanish Architect, Rafael Moneo, in 2012, the hotel’s interior aesthetics combines the best of medieval beauty with modern minimalism. Mercer Restaurant boasts the original walls from Barcino, the ancient Roman colony that occupied Barcelona from 15-10 B.C. Historical themes play throughout the entire 28-room 5-star boutique hotel, enhancing its clean elegance with antiquity.

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Each room is carefully crafted to maintain the artful nature of preserving the architectural treasures that Mercer now claims as its own. Neutral tones with natural wood furnishings offer guests a peaceful retreat. The spa-quality bathroom features a stand-alone Roman sink tub adjacent to the glass rainforest enclosed shower. And the staff goes over and above to make the return to your room special. It is typical to find local chocolates and cookies waiting for you.

The hotel also compliments its interior with a special rooftop terrace complete with day beds, a seasonal bar, and a plunge pool overlooking the beautiful views of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a sunset cocktail while listening to the cathedral bells that chime in the background.

But don’t let this relaxing den take away from the fun that awaits just outside its walls. Grab a fashionably late tapas dinner at Le Bouchon, Mercer’s famed gastrobar. Pair the croquettes with a regional cava and top it off with the lemon tart before heading out for the night. For electronic music enthusiasts, we recommend Macarena and Moog, two of Barcelona’s best underground clubs, just a few blocks from Mercer Barcelona!

To learn more about Mercer Hotel Barcelona or to book your stay, visit

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Written by Britt Hysen

Britt Hysen is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of MiLLENNiAL. In response to the branded ad campaigns absorbed by the media platform, Britt launched Kreativ Ctrl, a full-service marketing agency specializing in experiential programming and strategic partnerships.

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