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…
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
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
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
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