Few hotels boast a past - or a setting - as rich as the Hotel Miramar Barcelona. Balanced atop Montjuïc Mountain with eye-popping Mediterranean views, this legendary central Barcelona hotel was originally built to celebrate the city's 1929 Universal Exhibition. Designed by renowned architect Ramon Raventós and opened by King Alfonso XIII, the palace hosted elegant banquets and balls until 1959, when TVE, Television Espanola, established its broadcast headquarters on the property. In 1983, the television studios moved to Sant Cugat, and the land fell into disrepair. Following an imaginative restoration in 2006 by the renowned Catalan architect Oscar Tusquets, the style and grandeur of the original property have been blended with bright, avant-garde décor and a wide range of luxury amenities, marking the re-emergence of the Hotel Miramar as a premier destination among central Barcelona hotels.