More than 17,000 people. 42 kilometres. The Barcelona Marathon, one of the most attractive in Europe due to its route full of culture and beauty, is increasing in popularity year by year. At Villa Emilia we like to be on the side of those who persevere each day, and a marathon is the ultimate challenge. From our humble abode we send the very best of energies to all the participants!
Imagine travelling to London and Amsterdam via Scandinavia, in one morning and without leaving Barcelona. Imagine returning home with a select collection of unique pieces made by hand by local artisans who dedicate the utmost care to every little thing they make.
It was love at first sight for them. But far from it being a mere passing crush, their love story has lasted more than a decade. Every Christmas, Villa Emilia and Introfusión, the company responsible for the Christmas decorations at the hotel, renew their vows of mutual trust and admiration.
We're not telling you anything you don’t already know: Barcelona is a city that doesn’t conceal its charms. Much of its fame is due to its culture, gastronomy and natural environment and, above all, its architectural and urban beauty. And it proudly displays the above beyond the city, in all its versions.
On special dates and occasions, such as Christmas and New Year's Eve, everyone loves to gather around a table full of delicious food to share and enjoy it with their loved ones. Gastronomy is a big part of most traditions and holidays, and this is of course the case for Christmas in Barcelona.
There is a very popular opinion according to which autumn is the best time to visit the city, especially since there are fewer people and the climate, while not hot, is still quite pleasant. We will not affirm or deny this (partly because it really depends on the preferences of each one), but we will explain some of the many things you can do in the Catalan capital in this season of the year.
It is a fact that visiting Barcelona means visiting a city that will always offer something to do and something to see. But it's also possible that you want to go a little further during your stay and visit other cities, small towns or nearby natural areas, especially if you are here for several days or if you are not that much into big cities.
A lot of great things start with a “once upon a time”, and this is also de case for the celebration of Sant Jordi in Catalonia (Saint George in English). Every April 23, from the biggest cities to the smallest towns are filled with roses, books and lovers, that stroll around in the search of the best present for their significant other, which tradition says it has to be a book and/or a rose.
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Check out from your room up to one hour later, until 1 pm.
Free Minibar during your stay
Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee, or other beverage with some pastries mid-afternoon.