Barcelona is divided into ”barrios” (areas/districts) and each has its own charm, but where is best to stay in Barcelona 2019? Here we’ll guide you to the most attractive areas.
Why you should stay in I’Eixample
In I’Eixample you’re in the center of Barcelona, and if you stay near Placa de Catalunya you’re close to everything, especially the metro lines. Last time we rented an apartment three blocks from Placa de Catalunya, by the metro station Urquinaona – the best area we’ve stayed in so far!
In terms of shopping, you’re in the right place! From Spain’s biggest department store El Corte Ingles to Passeig de Gràcia where all luxury brands are represented. Not to mention that three of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces are located here: Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, and La Sagrada Família.
Why you should stay in El Barri Gòtic
El Barri Gòtic “the old town” is the heart and origin of Barcelona. Cobblestone streets, picturesque architecture and of course, lots of boutiques, restaurants, and cafés. The area is located east of La Rambla and goes all the way down to the port.
Why you should stay in El Born
El Born and El Barri Gòtic are located next to each other, why they’re a lot alike! Vibrant culture, narrow streets, tapas bars, and unique boutiques – a scenography made for Instagram. Did we also mention the Picasso Museum? A must-see, of course! And if you stay in the south part you’re not far from La Barceloneta and the beach.
Why you should stay in El Raval
El Raval is a controversial but interesting neighborhood, you could say it’s the dark, dirty side of Barcelona 2019 – with lots of personality! And now since they began to “clean up” the area, El Raval attracts both locals and tourists thanks to its cool restaurants, bars and vintage shops. Why not grab a burger at Llop?