The Best Way to Experience Barcelona for the Holidays

Barcelona is known for enticing cuisine, and Hotel Arts Barcelona is ahead of the competition.

This holiday season, Barcelona remains at the top of many travelers Christmas lists. Holiday markets, enticing cuisine, and festive spirit in the air attract couples, families, and the adventurous traveler to explore the city for heart-felt gifts and experiences that are created with love. Hotels gift their guests carefully curated holiday calendars of activities to enjoy, and Hotel Arts Barcelona features a variety of impressive offerings no holiday lover can resist.

Upon stepping foot in the Hotel Arts Barcelona lobby, guests will immediately be surrounded by the sweet fragrance of pine and twinkling Christmas lights. Australian floral designer Donna Stain’s Holiday Forest immerses travelers in the scents of the season, and guests can participate in a floral workshop on December 12 and leave with their own Christmas creation to take home and remember their festive Barcelona travels.

Barcelona is known for enticing cuisine, and Hotel Arts Barcelona is ahead of the competition. Sweets and chocolates await guests in the lobby, and over the Christmas holidays (December 24 – 26), guests can enjoy a menu of small Christmas bites followed by four courses. Dishes not to be missed are the truffle meunière sole and the classic “Poularde Christmas”.

At Arola Restaurant, Chef Sergi Arola will prepare a more casual menu, combining traditional Catalan cuisine and innovation. He will feature classic dishes like squid sandwiches and local holiday treats that will be reinvented through Arola’s creativity.

To ring in 2016, the hotel’s Enoteca restaurants will serve up signature dinner entrees while overlooking spectacular views of the Mediterranean. The exclusive dinner will be designed by Chef Paco Pérez, highlighting dishes with ingredients like apple, smoked eel, and trout roe. The Arola Restaurant will also offer a special menu to celebrate the end of the year. Chef Sergi will develop culinary delights such as red prawns with plankton and crispy cuttlefish and creamy roasted garlic rice.

The holiday season is bustling in Barcelona, as guests can partake in numerous activities, like visiting Santa Lucia’s Christmas Market and ice skating at Plaza Catalunya rink. From holiday treats, exceptional culinary offerings, and the festive thrill of Christmas spirit in the air, Barcelona is a must on everyone’s Christmas list.

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