Quick tour of Barcelona districts

Still don’t know where to live in Barcelona?

Here a short description os some districts:

Ciutat Vella, the old town of Barcelona, is the historic center of the city. Formed by the four neighborhoods of Gótic, Raval, Born and Barceloneta. In it you can find some of the symbolic places of the city such as Las Ramblas, Plaça Catalunya, the Mercat de la Boquería or the Cathedral of Santa María del Mar.
As you can imagine, there are many tourists, shops, bars, restaurants… if you want to be in the middle of the “movida”, this is your place!

The Eixample was designed in the 19th century by the architect Idelfons Cerdà. Eixample means expansion in Catalan and it was built to connect the old town with the surrounding towns such as Gràcia. The Eixample, with its squared structure, is divided into Eixample Dreta, Eixample Esquerra, the Sagrada Familia neighborhood and Sant Antoni. This is where you will find some of the most emblematic buildings of Catalan modernism such as La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and, of course, the Sagrada Familia.

We crossed spacious streets, with building resembling palaces, in La Rambla promenade ; the shops were well illuminated and there was movement and life… I did not decide to go to sleep, even though I wished to, so I could rise early and contemplate, in daylight, this city, unknown to me: Barcelona, capital of Catalonia.

Hans Christian Andersen

Gràcia is a very charming neighborhood. It was for a long time a town on the outskirts of Barcelona and was included in the city in the 19th century when it was built in Eixample. But Gràcia, with its narrow streets and squares, still retains its
independent spirit and living here feels like you are living outside the city. This neighborhood is very popular with families and young people. There is a wide variety of local shops, bars and restaurants.

Sants-Montjuïc in the area that develops around the Monjuïc mountain. Here we find the neighborhoods of Sants and Poblesec. Sants is a residential neighborhood with some nice places to go out. Sants station is the main train station in the city with both national and international connections.
Poblesec in recent years has become very popular with nightlife lovers with a wide variety of places to go out.

Sarrià is a residential neighborhood, far from the tourist circuit and this makes it a quiet place to live. The Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district is one of the richest in the city. Here there are many private clinics. It is located near the Collserola Natural Park, the green lung of the city.

Neighborhoods such as Poblenou, Vila Olímpica, El Clot or Diagonal Mar belong to the Sant Martí district. In recent years, many technology companies have opened their offices in this area, making these neighborhoods an ideal place to live and work without having to commute. Another advantage of living in Poblenou, Vila Olímpica or Diagonal Mar is being able to enjoy their beautiful beaches at all times.

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