Catalonia Plaza Cataluña (formerly the Duques De Bergara) is a refined hotel with beautiful modernist decor and architecture that creates an historic, aristocratic atmosphere. This Modernist building was built in 1898 by the famous architect Emilio Salas y Cortés (a professor of Gaudí). The entry hall with the marble staircase leading to the first floor has been preserved from the main building. On the first floor you will find impressive mahogany doors from Cuba and the original moulded ceiling and dome. Along the building's main staircase, the wrought iron handrail has been preserved and the original paintings restored. The hotel is centrally located next to Plaça Catalunya and the Ramblas, real key centres in Barcelona. . A city tax where applicable is to be paid in cash locally. FACILITIES: The hotel feaures an outdoor swimming pool, solarium and parking facility. The hotel's "El Duc" restaurant features delicious Mediterranean cuisine. There are 7 fully equipped rooms suited to hold any kind of event such as conventions, meetings or banquets.