The Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona Hotel is a unique place from where to begin to discover the secrets of the city. An unbeatable location near the port in the heart of Barcelona's history. On the seafront, near the Gothic and Born neighbourhood, and a few minutes walk from La Rambla and the town hall. The architecture of the original building dates back to the 16th century when it was neither more nor less than a residence of the Catalan nobility and a refuge for kings. Later it was restored in 1850, and it amazes how the interior design of the hotel denotes the historical part of the building with a careful avant-garde decoration and refined details in each of its 64 rooms. There is no doubt that it has managed to create a unique atmosphere of warmth, comfort and distinction. In addition, it has elegant spaces to celebrate any particular event or business both inside and outside. To top off the customer experience, the Duquesa de Cardona Hotel also has a panoramic terrace with restaurant and cocktail, probably equipped with one of the best views near Barceloneta.
During the sixteenth century, the property located on Passeig Colom 12 belonged to the aristocratic family of the Cardona's. Like other lineages such as the Montcada, they built their residences on this prestigious avenue. The lineage of the Cardona is part of the living history of Catalonia: its majestic castle that we can still visit 90 km from Barcelona, was one of the most powerful fortresses during the Middle Ages and until 1714. The present construction of this mansion was completed in 1850 when the original building was expanded under an eclectic style inspired by neoclassicism. After the disappearance of the seawall, the face of the Passeig Colom was gaining strength to become today one of the most emblematic buildings of the avenue. We are facing one of the most complete places to enjoy luxury accommodation in Barcelona surrounded by years of history, effort, and good taste with the sole purpose of delighting guests with the best services and benefits.