Right in the center of the tourist circuit, this hotel off Las Ramblas is perfectly placed for first-time visitors to Barcelona. One street over from Ramblas dels Caputxins, the Principal Hotel has all the energy and excitement of the inner city right at the doorstep. Placa Catalunya is less than ten minutes away on foot - the main pick-up point for all three tourist bus routes and the site of much activity; the Liceu metro stop is also only a short walk away, and a vast array of fast food, supermarkets and cute cafes are all around. Rooms at Principal are refurbished in a bright and modern manner, with free internet (wifi and via a PC in the lobby), balconettes and spacious new bathrooms. From this location everything is easy, from morning strolls through the Gothic Quarter to midnight dinners by the Mediterranean.