El Born is one of the neighborhoods that form, along with the Gothic, Raval and Barceloneta, the historic center (Ciudad Vella) of Barcelona. It consists of two distinct areas, Ribera and El Born, but the latter has taken on such importance in recent years that its name is often used as a synonym for the entire neighborhood. The word Born means enclosure and indicates the place where the tournaments between knights took place.
La Barceloneta is one of the neighborhoods that form, together with Gothic, Born and Raval, the historical center (Ciutat Vella) of Barcelona. It has a triangular shape and an area of 71 hectares, going from the hotel W beach to the Olympic Port, and up to the Ciutadella Parc.
Until the XIX century, before joining to Barcelona, Gràcia was born as a separate village. The locals are very proud of their roots and have a bohemian spirit. There lives a cluster of people from all around the world, artists and families with old traditions. Nowadays, Gràcia is very close to Barcelona city center, but walking through its streets gives the impression of being in a small Catalan village. Continue reading →
Las Ramblas are the most popular and crowded avenue in Barcelona and one of the most famous over the world. Las Ramblas is now a very iconic place in Barcelona, and you will have a great time there, walking along the street and enjoying the smell of flowers and fresh paintings while watching the human statues.
The Sant Antoni Market (Mercat de Sant Antoni), is a market located in the neighborhood of the same name, in the Eixample district of Barcelona, and one of the most popular markets of the city. It is the most ancient market in Barcelona, it was built between 1872 and 1882 and was designed by Antoni Rovira I Trias, a local urban planner who also made other markets and buildings in Barcelona.
Tradition, music, family activities, workshops, sport and much more! The Gràcia Festival (Festa major de Gracia) has activities for everyone and takes place from 15-21 August. Find out everything about it:
Barcelona has 9 different beaches to offer, with over 6 km of sand for you to suntan and enjoy a refreshing break during your stay in this beautiful city. It is not only about the area, each Barcelona beach is known for something different and has a different athmosphere. Do you want surfing? nudism? beachvolley? skateparks? Check out our Beaches review to know where to go if you come in summer to Barcelona.
Barcelona is quite a big city but it’s actually pretty easy to understand if you break it up into districts. We have divided the city into 7 neighbourhoods explaining there differences and highlights, so have a look and find out which is your ideal neighborhood to stay in Barcelona!