Barcelona Districts

Barcelona Districts (Barrios) 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 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 …

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Plaça Catalunya

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

It’s also a good idea 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 which has sandy beaches and a very exciting waterfront.  Montjuic park towers over the city and is easily reached by cable car or from Plaça d’Espanya which is 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 QuarterThis 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.



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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.

This is where the Museu D’Art Contemporani De Barcelona (MACBA) and Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) are located.


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Barceloneta Beach 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.


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Montjuïc Barcelona From the harbor you can take the cable car to Montjuïc in the district of Sants-Montjuïc 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).


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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