Barcelona Districts

Barcelona has emerged as one of the world's top holiday and city-break destinations over the past few decades and much of this success is owed to the diversity and appeal of its different districts. Some are very well known but don't miss out the others, all have their particularities that make a visit worth it if you want to experience authentic day-to-day living.

Within one compact city with beaches, culture, nightlife and fantastic gastronomy you will find an array of areas each with distinctive characteristics and many things to do, giving Barcelona a truly unique vibe.

Take a walk with us through some of the most beautiful and interesting parts of the city…

Ciutat Vella = Old City

Ciutat Vella which means "Old City" in Catalan is comprised of several neighborhoods; El Raval, El Gòtic, El Born and La Barceloneta the old fishermen area. >> read more

City Centre: Eixample and Sagrada Família

The city centre district in Barcelona is called l’Eixample, which also includes the Sagrada Família neighbourhood. Famous for the cosmopolitan and upmarket street Passeig de Gràcia and the tree-lined Rambla de Catalunya with its open-air cafés, l’Eixample provides a showcase of all that is ‘upmarket’ in Barcelona. >> read more


Artistic and very bohemian, Gràcia is unlike any other district in Barcelona. Boasting an atmosphere and personality which is entirely individual by nature, Gràcia is beloved by its inhabitants and visitors alike. >> read more

Horta - Guinardó

This district is located on the outskirts of Barcelona city centre, to the north of Parc Güëll, and once comprised two old villages which expanded thanks to the underground water sources dating from the XX century around which the city’s laundries were built. In fact, you can still see the old washing places located on Granollers street! >> read more

Les Corts

Is home to Barcelona's proudest export… F.C Barcelona. The team's stadium 'Camp Nou' is located in the upper area of this district and provides a great destination for an afternoon's entertainment with its tours, interactive museum and club-shop. >> read more

Nou Barris

The name of the Nou Barris district in the north of the city means nine neighbourhoods, but in fact it is made up of some more. During the 1960s and 1970s this district housed many immigrants arriving from the south of Spain, leading to fast and chaotic urban growth. >> read more


Sant Andreu

In the past the Sant Andreu district was rich in agriculture and comprised irrigated land thanks to the Rec Comtal, a canal running from Montcada to Barcelona and built in the year 954. >> read more

Sant Martí

This district of Barcelona is perhaps the best example of the "New Barcelona" following the rejuvenation of the city boosted by the 1992 Olympics, when city officials, architects and designers took on the task of building one of the most up-to-date and ambitious architectural projects in modern times. >> read more


Sants - Montjuïc

The area of Montjuïc, which takes its name from the Jewish community once settled on its slopes, is now home to many attractions and contains a great deal of Barcelona’s history. >> read more


Sarrià - Sant Gervasi

This district of Barcelona encompasses several neighbourhoods which are Sarrià, Sant Gervasi, la Bonanova, el Putxet and les Tres Torres. Lesser known for their attractiveness to tourism, these areas are better known for their residential qualities. >> read more

Check out what busmetro and FGC trains are in the area where your accommodation is located at the official online map of Barcelona.