The Majestic Hotel & Spa, one of Barcelona’s premier deluxe 5-star hotels, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death as well as the 60th anniversary of the Museu Picasso, which is a world-renowned art museum which houses extensive artwork from the late great Pablo Picasso.
Picasso grew up and spent his formative years in Barcelona, and the museum was the first one dedicated to him during his lifetime. Because 2023 is the Year of the Picasso, the Majestic Hotel & Spa offers the opportunity for travelers and art lovers from all around the world to stay to immerse themselves in the art, history, and environment where Pablo Picasso grew up and which nourished his talents.
Long known as one of the world’s most majestic places on earth, Barcelona holds the title as one of Spain’s revered tourist vacations and a place to visit at least once in a lifetime. With a diverse mix of people and nearly 200 nationalities from all walks of life, Barcelona remains a fantastic destination and experience.
Besides Picasso, Barcelona is known for other famous individuals such as Antoni Gaudi, Salvidor Galdi, Joan Miro, and in more modern times, Raphael Nadal, Gerard Pique, and Pau Gasol. The Majestic Hotel & Spa provides excellent accommodations in a dynamic city full of life, culture, and history. The hotel offers its guests unparalleled access and an immersion into the artistic history and backbone of the city.
Barcelona, Where History and Luxury Unite
Pascal Billard, the General Manager of Majestic Hotel & Spa, said, “In the heart of Barcelona, where history and luxury intertwine, Majestic Hotel & Spa stands as an iconic testament to the city’s allure.” The hotel was founded in 1918 and has over a hundred years of stories and fantastic experiences within its walls.
Stars such as Ernest Hemingway, Antonio Machado, Charles Trenet, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, and others frequented the Majestic during their lifetime. “We now embark on a transcendent journey, paying homage to the timeless art and life of Picasso. It is a privilege and an honor to be part of this moment, where time bends to illuminate the everlasting legacy of the expert himself.”
Year of Picasso: Celebrating the Artistic Genius
The Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 will celebrate Picasso, and many museums worldwide are joining in, and Barcelona is at the heart of it. Many activities, exhibitions, conferences, and cultural events will commemorate the Year of Picasso in 2023. From October to February of next year, Museu Picasso will present a unique exhibition showing the works of Picasso and Joan Miro, another important figure who had a bond with the city. People can also visit La Rambla and the Raval, which were places that Picasso would frequent.
The Majestic Hotel & Spa, nicknamed “The Hotel of the Arts,” houses an expansive, award-winning art collection that spans recognized movements and showcases renowned Catalonian painters. The 271-room property has art from Antoni Tapies and Josep Guinovart. If you are an art enthusiast or a person with an affinity for history, you must come and see what this place has to offer. Art, luxury, and the vibe of Barcelona mix together to form a potent blend.
Architecture fans will be fascinated by all available options, such as Gaudi’s museum, the Casa Batllo, and the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Other things to see include ProjecteSD, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, and other galleries of artistic repute that will invoke emotions of admiration and awe.
Majestic Hotel & Spa: A Century of Elegance and Heritage
So what role does the Majestic Hotel & Spa play in all of this? For over a hundred years, the five-star hotel, which is owned by the Soldevila-Casals family, has played a very integral role in Barcelona’s culture and history by hosting many esteemed guests during its lifetime. The French-inspired hotel led by Antonio Obrador, the interior designer, has just finished a five-year renovation and is one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona.
Chef Nandu Jubany is a well-renowned chef who offers a dining experience equally as stellar as everything else at the hotel. His Majestic Breakfast Experience was awarded Europe’s Best Breakfast in 2018 by Prix Villegiature. The Majestic Hotel & Spa was honored by receiving the Remarkably Uncommon award in 2018 by the Leading Hotels of the World, an elite collection of 5-star luxury hotels worldwide.
So there is no better way to experience the Year of the Picasso and what Barcelona has to offer than to stay at the Majestic Hotel & Spa.
This article originally appeared on Wander With Alex. Featured Photo Credit: Majestic Hotel & Spa
Edward Chow was born in Brooklyn and raised in Connecticut. He holds a graduate degree in business from National Chenchi University in Taiwan. Edward's interests include technology, food, TV, movies, and travel. He currently calls New York his home after living in Taiwan for 12 years.