Barcelona is an absolutely incredible city and should be on the top of everyone’s travel list. There are breathtaking beaches, delectable dining, and a non-stop nightlife. No matter how you have fun, Barcelona offers it in spades. But where should you stay?
We talked to our worldly staff, and when we brought up that we were writing an article about Barcelona, they’re eyes lit up.They were practically frothing at the mouth and shoving each other out of the way just to chime in with their favorite neighborhoods and why.
After strenuous research, here are some of our absolute favorite neighborhoods to stay when visiting beautiful Barcelona.
El Born is located right in the center of the old city. This makes it very convenient to get around to the many other neighborhoods, so you can walk to the beach or the Gothic Quarter or even the metro stops.
But it’s not just the location that makes El Born the top of our list. This neighborhood is known for its amazing artisan shops and hip restaurants. Prepare to blow up your Instagram if you stay here because there are tons of alleyways covered in graffiti and street art that are perfect for some cool photos so that you can brag to your friends and make them all super jealous.
Oh, also, did we mention the Picasso Museum? Yeah, that Picasso. You can see some of his most famous paintings along with his early work. Now that’s a neighborhood.
If beach vibes are totally what you’re feeling, shaka bro, then Barceloneta is for you. You can walk along the beach and see all the different ways the Barcelonians enjoy the sunshine from rollerblading and biking to swimming or just relaxing.
There really isn’t too much to say as to why this neighborhood is great, I mean you’re in the Mediterranean on a beach. Do we really need to give you much more info than that?
If you’re a Hemingway fan then you’ve probably heard of this neighborhood. In Hemingway’s days it was a pretty rough neighborhood, but not anymore. Now El Raval is delightful for everyone to stay.
You will see more diversity here than in any other neighborhood in Barcelona. People from all over the world seem to flock to this neighborhood when looking for a place to live which creates a very diverse scene.
That means there’s a lot of great food and of course, great bars. But don’t blame us if you find yourself awake at four AM dancing in the streets. You won’t stick out if you’re doing that, by the way, you’ll fit right in.
If staying out until the wee hours of the morning isn’t your thing, but eating is your thing then Poble See is for you. This place isn’t known for its nightlife but it is known for its tapas bars.
You might not be too close to major tourist attractions in this district, but you will be close to the metro system which can get you there quickly and efficiently.
One thing is for sure, no matter where you stay, you will love Barcelona.