Barcelona Districts

Barcelona Districts (Barrios)

There are ten Barcelona districts (neighborhoods), which include the Cuitat Vella (Old City), the Eixample district,  where many of Gaudi’s famous buildings such as Casa Mila are located.

Barcelona Districts

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Plaça Catalunya

A good place to start  is from Placa Catalunya,  in the heart of the city.

Don’t forget to get  a streetmap of Barcelona,  just in case you get lost.

Top districts are the Eixample and the old town,  where you will find the Gothic Quarter, El Born/La Ribera and El Raval.

Not far from El Born and La Ribera is Barceloneta where you will find sandy beaches, restaurants and bars.

Montjuic park towers over the city and is easily reached by cable car or from Plaça d’Espanya,  at the foot of Montjuïc.

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Eixample District

Passeig de GraciaThe 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!



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Gothic Quarter

Cathedral Gothic QuarterThe Gothic Quarter is in the Old Town and this is where the Cathedral of Barcelona is located.

Full of narrow cobbled streets, the area is full of restaurants, shops and lovely squares.



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El Born / La Ribera

Street in the El Born / La Ribera district of BarcelonaThe 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.


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El Raval

El RavalOnce the red light district of Barcelona, and now one of the latest cultural hotspots in the city.

El Raval is home to the Museu D’Art Contemporani De Barcelona (MACBA) and the Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB).


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Barceloneta Beach Barceloneta beach and the waterfront area, are a popular part of this lovely city.

The views fantastic and you can also wine and dine at some of the best restaurants  in  Barcelona.


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Montjuïc Barcelona From the harbor you can take the cable car to Montjuïc,  in the district of Sants-Montjuïc.  This is where the 1992 Olympic Games were held.

With many places to visit,  such as two of the most famous museums in town,  and the popular Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village).


Nearby Barcelona Districts …

Other districts include the bohemian district of Gràcia (where Gaudi’s Parc Guell is located), Les Corts, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu and Sant Martí.

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