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Barcelona Districts / Neighborhoods
There are ten Barcelona districts which include the popular Cuitat Vella (Old City) and Eixample district where many of Gaudi's famous buildings such as Casa Mila
There are many things to do in Barcelona and it's a good idea to find out where they are located before you begin.
A good place to start is at Placa Catalunya which is at the heart of the city and it's a good idea to get a streetmap of Barcelona just in case you get lost.
The main tourist districts are the Eixample District and Ciutat Vella (old city) where you'll find the Gothic Quarter, El Raval and El Born and El Raval.
Not far from El Born is Barceloneta and the Beach and the trendy and very exciting waterfront.
The lovely park of Montjuic towers above the city and is easily reached by cable car or from Plaša d'Espanya which is at the foot of Montju´c.
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The Eixample district is very modern and structured with large tree-lined avenues and boulevards.
If you love the architecture of Antoni Gaudi and upmarket shops and restaurants, this is for you!
This is one of the most popular areas of the Ciutat Vella where the lovely Cathedral of Barcelona is located.
Full of narrow cobbled streets, the area is full of restaurants and shops and lovely squares.
The trendy and upmarket area of El Born (La Ribera) is famous for its stylish new shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Visit the lovely Palau de la Musica and Picasso Museum which is housed in five palaces on Carrer de Montcada.
Barceloneta beach and the waterfront area of the city are a very popular part of this lovely city.
Not only are there fantastic views of the Mediterranean sea but you can also wine and dine at some of the best restaurants in Barcelona.
Once the red light district of Barcelona and now one of the latest cultural hotspots in the city.
This is where the Museu D'Art Contemporani De Barcelona (MACBA) and Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) are located.
From the harbor you can take the cable car to Montju´c in the district of Sants-Montju´c where the 1992 Olympic Games were held.
This is a very beautiful area of Barcelona with many places to visit such as two of the most famous museums in town and the popular Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village).
Other districts include the bohemian district of GrÓcia where Gaudi's Parc Guell
is located. Les Corts, SarriÓ-Sant Gervasi, Horta-Guinardˇ, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu and Sant MartÝ.
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