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Barceló Raval, Barcelona
In a striking cylindrical tower wrapped in black metal mesh, Barceló Raval (17-21 Rambla del Raval; 34/93-320-1490; barceloraval.com; doubles from $140) is a sleek addition in the otherwise bohemian neighborhood of El Raval. The interiors incorporate playful elements, from the life-size horse lamp in the lobby to the hot-pink walls in the rooms. Las Ramblas and the Gothic quarter are nearby, but come sunset, there’s no better place to be than the rooftop terrace bar.