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Moreover, we provide you with some relevant information about how to choose the best areas to stay in Barcelona.
What are the best areas to stay in Barcelona?
1. Barrio Gotico area – for historical marvels & unique atmosphere
Barrio Gotico – The Gothic Quarter – is most travellers’ favourite part of the city. It offers full immersion in history, proximity of great monuments, but also fantastic nightlife. Here, you will find many tiny bars and restaurants with a lot of atmosphere. It is also great for shopping, with literally hundreds of super-cool boutiques with beautiful clothes, shoes, accessories and souvenirs. Be aware that some part of this quarter may be noisy.
2. El Born area – for vicinity to the sea & the best bars in town
El Born looks similar enough to Barrio Gotico, and is just as historical. It boasts fantastic nightlife – everyone remains impressed by restaurants and bars of this lively neighbourhood. It is also very pretty and characteristic, with narrow streets and flowers on balconies, and some important tourist attractions. Another great value is that it is located quite close to the sea. It is much prettier than the Barceloneta area directly by the sea.
3. Eixample area, near Passeig de Gràcia – for Gaudí & top shopping
Passeig de Gràcia is the most elegant and refined avenue of Barcelona. Here, you will find two most famous houses designed by Gaudí: Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (La Pedrera), both totally worth a visit. Before you reach them, you will pass along grandiose, exclusive boutiques and flagship stores – some of Spain’s finest. You will find here also many elegant restaurants.
4. El Raval area – for budget-friendly options & nightlife
To keep the costs lower, but still be in the very centre of Barcelona, only a few minutes away from La Rambla, look for a place in El Raval. It is called an “Ethnic Neibourhood” of Barcelona, as you will see here more inhabitants from Asia than Catalans. Some parts of El Raval may be slightly dodgy at night, but if you stay close to la Rambla, it is a nice area to stay. It has pretty historical buildings and plenty of great, cheap restaurants.
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