Neighbourhoods

Eixample Vila De Gracia Born Gotic Raval Sant Antoni Poble Sec Barceloneta

Barcelona is not just one big city. It's a combination of many different neighbourhoods with very different things to offer. To get started, simply choose an area that takes your fancy and start exploring!

Born A pretty fashionable part of town. It's a labyrinth of thin streets, with cool shops and thriving bars hidden down every alleyway. Picturesque, vibrant & trend.
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Gotic The oldest part of Barcelona ... complete with roman ruins to prove it. It's one of the city's busiest areas, and a bit of a hotspot for tourists. Try your best to avoid the usual honey pots on 'Las Ramblas' - as there really is so much more to Gòtic than this.
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Raval A rough and ready neighbourhood - famed in the past for being Barcelona's capital of cabaret, crime and prostitution. Thankfully the area has cleaned-up its act in recent years, and is now home to some of the most unique sights, sounds and smells that the city has to offer.
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Poble Sec & Sant Antoni Neighbourhoods on the rise. Both are largely overlooked by tourists ... but for how long? Reasonably inexpensive, well positioned and full of great places to eat and drink ... the tourist's loss is the local's gain.
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Eixample Real downtown Barcelona - a hustling, bustling hive of activity. Geographically it's right in the middle of the city, and is home to over 250,000 people as well as some of Barcelona's most expensive shops and exclusive restaurants.
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Vila de Gràcia The small town in the big city. In 1897, the town of Gràcia was officially annexed to Barcelona following the growth of the city. Despite losing its independence all those years ago, Gràcia has retained the atmosphere of a small town and to this day still feels very much separate to the rest of the city.
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Barceloneta More than just a beach. Yes this neighbourhood is home to Barcelona's busiest sandy stretch, but there's a lot more to it than just sun cream and beach towels. Ignore the menu-waving waiters and tourist traps on the main walk from the metro and look a little further!
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