Europe, Spain

Best Neighborhoods in Barcelona

Barcelona has many cool neighborhoods to visit or to stay during a stopover. These neighborhoods have cocktail bars, art galleries and other places you can hangout. The following are the best neighborhoods in Barcelona that you can include to your itinerary.

El Born

El born is a neighborhood for shopping with many designer boutiques. Other than shopping, it is an excellent place to hang out at night with many cocktail bars and Samba. The cultural center of El Born, which is a restored ancient market in the 1700s, is also a massive attraction of the neighborhood.

El Raval

El Raval is a vibrant neighborhood, famous for shopping and museums. It has many restaurants and bars as well. La Boquería market, which is one of the largest markets of Barcelona, is also in this neighborhood. Museum of contemporary art and the maritime museum are two museums you can visit while in El Raval.

Gothic Quarter

It is the oldest neighborhood in Barcelona established by the Romans over 2000 years ago. You can find Tapas restaurants and boutiques while wandering on narrow cobblestone streets of the Gothic Quarter. Barcelona Cathedral is another popular attraction of the area.

La Barceloneta

La Barceloneta is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Barcelona famous for its amazing beaches,  yacht clubs, and Al fresco seafood and tapas restaurants.

The area is in triangular shaped bordered by the ocean, the waterfront harbor of Port Vell and the neighborhood of El Born. The beach in this area is popular not only for locals but also for tourists and it's main sunbathing and surfing spot in Barcelona.

El Poblenou

El Poblenou is considered one of the coolest neighborhoods in Barcelona with its hip bars and restaurants and central location between the beach and the Glories. It is in the center of Barcelona's design movement and known as a trendy place for arts and start ups.

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