Travel Guide Of The Key Neighborhoods In Barcelona
If you are visiting Barcelona for the first time below, is a very informative guide to the main neighborhoods in he city. Here you will find valuable practical information and tips for choosing the right Barcelona accommodation that suits you.
The famous Gothic Quarter (Gotico in Spanish) is the historic heart of the old town. It is here that the first Romans settled the foundations of the city in the Middle Ages. Located between the Catalunya Square and the Mediterranean Sea, the area is made up of narrow streets and a mixed atmosphere of Barcelona. The Gothic Quarter has many peaceful squares and terraces where you can relax and enjoy delicious tapas in the many tapas bars and restaurants. It is also here that our main hostels are located. An ideal area for booking our low budget Barcelona accommodation.
El Born is a popular district that offers absolute excellence. The district is an old zone for fishermen and workers. In the Middle Ages, the Born was even the scene of executions and trials for witchcraft. But, things have changed drastically with major refurbishments and developments undertaken in the late 1990s. Since then, this district has become one of the most bohemian and busiest areas of Barcelona. The evening in Born offers a whole host of bars, cafes and restaurants with an authentic and typically Spanish atmosphere. Your Spain Weekend offer some of the very best apartments in the area that are reasonably priced and with huge quality. Another cracking option for finding that perfect accommodation in Barcelona.
The district of Eixample, which means “extension” in Spanish, is named after the construction of this new district in the 1850s by Catalan engineer Cerda. The city extends from the north of Plaza Catalunya to both sides of the famous Paseo de Gracia (Passeig de Gràcia). The Eixample is internationally known for its important buildings inspired by classic art. It is also the city’s most exclusive commercial and residential area where it is home to the world’s leading luxury boutiques and jewelers. With regards to accommodation, we offer a wide selection of 4 and 5 star hotels.
The Barceloneta beach area and Olimpic Port is another great option for your accommodation in Barcelona. Located just fifteen minutes from the city centre, it is one of the most privileged areas of attraction in the Catalan city. The Paseo Maritimo (the seafront promenade) which extends to four kilometers of beach brings together a multitude of cafes and terraces where you can enjoy a glass of sangria, eat a paella facing the sea and of course party until the early morning. It is along these beaches of Barceloneta and Badalona that the main nightclubs and bars are located: Opium, Shoko, CDLC and Pacha to name a few. So, if you are looking for that awesome nightlife district this area offers that in abundance!