Barcelona Districts (Barrios)
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 are located.
As there are so many things to do in this lovely city it’s a good idea to find out where they are located before you arrive then you have more time to enjoy yourself.
Barcelona Districts …
- Top districts are the Eixample and Ciutat Vella (old city) where you’ll find the Gothic Quarter, El Born/La Ribera and El Raval.
- Not far from El Born and La Ribera is Barceloneta which has a very exciting waterfront.
- The lovely park of Montjuic towers over the city and is easily reached by cable car or from Plaça d’Espanya which is at the foot of Montjuïc.
TOP Barcelona Districts
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.
Visit the lovely Palau de la Musica and Picasso Museum which is housed in five palaces on Carrer de Montcada.
This is where the Museu D’Art Contemporani De Barcelona (MACBA) and Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) are located.
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.
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).
Nearby 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.