When History and Design go hand in hand

The Mercer Hotel Barcelona—an exclusive, five star “Grand Luxe” hotel that’s listed as a historical monument in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic neighborhood—protects a piece of Barcelona’s valuable historical heritage, as it includes sections of the Roman walls of the ancient city of Barcino, parts of which date back to the 1st century A.D.

Hotel guests have exclusive access to the medieval frescoes of the 28th bastion, discovered during a four-year renovation by architect Rafael Moneo.

Moneo’s vision integrates these items of great historical value with modern design pieces, such as Marset’s Ginger floor lamp in the hotel lounge and Cala outdoor lamp on the rooftop terrace.