19th Century Palace
A Hotel with History
Constructed in 1870 by master architect Jerónimo Graells, the building that’s home to Hotel Granvía was originally a Bourgeois palace owned by the Serra-Chopitea family.
Hotel Granvia opened in 1935, after a renovation that conserved the palace’s principal elements: the façade, grand staircase, and ballroom. To this day it’s retained the period furniture and 19th century paintings that once belonged to Doña Dorotea de Chopitea, one of Barcelona’s most influential and dynamic benefactors. Among the interior spaces that have been carefully preserved over the decades are Gran Vía Hall, Don Bosco Hall, the Chapel, Doña Dorotea’s living quarters, and the entire Gallery with its arcades and columns.
During the 20th century, Hotel Granvia was among Barcelona’s hot spots, hosting famous actors, politicians, and other notables of high society hailing from Catalonia, Spain, and around the world. In addition, the beauty and original details of the hotel walls have made frequent appearances in movie shoots, broadcasts, celebrity interviews, and official presentations.