Discover one of the most historic hotels in Barcelona

Posted on 9 March 2010 in Nuñez i Navarro Hotels

Hotel Granvia first opened its doors in 1935, offering luxurious accommodation in a refurbished 19th century palace. Its original owner, Doña Dorotea de Chopitea y Villota (1816-1891), was one of Barcelona’s most active and influential residents, and collaborated significantly to the construction of the Tibidabo Temple, the Sant Joan de Déu and Sacred Heart Hospitals, and many other religious, educational, and public health institutions in her time. Her philanthropy earned her the honorary title “Mother of the Poor,” and in 1983, she was declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II.

Bon Bosco Ballroom

Bon Bosco Ballroom

One of the highlights of the palace, originally built in 1870, is the grand staircase, which culminates in a columned gallery and stained-glass vault, the Don Bosco hall and its 500m garden-terrace. Each room in Hotel Granvia is completely unique, and fitted with 19th century furnishings and décor. Throughout its long history, the hotel has served as the setting for various films, television shows, and reports, among them Rafael Alcázar’s “The Greek Labyrinth,” an adaptation of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s novel of the same name, and Antoni Ribas’ “The Burned City,” set in Barcelona at the turn of the century, and starring Joan Manuel Serrat.

To celebrate its profound involvement in Barcelona’s history, Hotel Granvia invites you to dine at H1898 Restaurant, located in the historical building on the Ramblas that was once the site of the Philippines Tobacco Company, and now hosts the luxurious Hotel 1898.

The 75th Anniversary package includes:

  • 2 nights at Hotel Granvia (one double room, with breakfast included)
  • Complimentary bottle of wine to welcome you
  • Dinner for two at H1898 Restaurant (tasting menu)

Book now and come Celebrate Hotel Granvia’s 75th Anniversary with us!

  One thought on “Discover one of the most historic hotels in Barcelona

  1. jose osuna

    Excelente elección el habernos quedado en el Hotel Gran Vía, en Barcelona. Con una estupenda ubicación y atención, la proxima vez que volvamos a Barcelona llegaremos de nuevo al Hotel Gran Vía.

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