Barcelona for cruisers

Barcelona for cruise passengers


Hotel in Barcelona ideal for cruise passengers and what to see in 24h


A hotel for cruise passengers in Barcelona should be well connected with the port and with the city centre, allowing passengers to see as much of the city as possible.

In the 4 star superior Gran Hotel Havana we await you with all amenities and great customer service.

¿Where do the cruise ships arrive in Barcelona?

The cruise ships drop off passengers in the terminals, a short walk from the famous Ramblas and the metro Drassanes, green line. From here, it´s just 3 stops to the metro station Passeig de Gracia, a 6 minute walk from our Hotel.

If you prefer to walk, it is around 30 minutes, passing by some of the most famous sites in Barcelona.

Barcelona, the city of cruise ships

In 2018 more than 838 boats with 3 million tourists on board had a layover in Barcelona.

Based on this, we recommend to reserve your overnight stay in the city well in advance.

In the Gran Hotel Havana reserving via our official web we guarantee the best price, as well as late check out until 14h subject to availability and a complementary drink.

These are some of the other advantages of our hotel:

  • 8.9 average rating according to our customers.  
  • An excellent location in the city centre.
  • Terrace with swimming pool, solarium, bar-restaurant and a 360 panoramic view over Barcelona.

What to see if you have one day in Barcelona?

The unbeatable location of Gran Hotel Havana allows you to move around easily, taking in the city´s most iconic sites.

Once you have settled into your room, we suggest two alternatives to begin your visit around Barcelona:

  • Or head towards the Sagrada Familia, a 23 minute walk or two metro stops from Paseo de Gracia (purple line).
  • Or take advantage of the proximity of our hotel to the well-known paseo de Gracia and discover Gaudi´s most famous works in the city, la Casa Milà, better known as “La Pedrera”.

Here you can see in more detail the route of the works of Gaudi and other modernist gems in the city.


24 hour route around Barcelona

  • Start in plaza Cataluña and continue down Las Ramblas, with the Canaletas Fountain (where the Barça fans celebrate the team´s achievements), el Liceo (The cities opera house) and the Boquería Market (the perfect place to grab a bite to eat).

  • At the end, you will find the Maremágnum and to the left, the Barceloneta area with the beach and a wide variety of places to enjoy a lunch “menú”, some tapas or a paella with sea views.

  • During the afternoon, we recommend visiting the old Estació de França and afterwards getting lost in the Ciutadella Park.

  • From there you will see the Arc del Triomf and to the left the born neighbourhood full of gastronomic options.

Don't forget to visit the Born Market, the Santa María church and the small shops run by local designers.  

If you have more time, we suggest these day trips around Barcelona.