Where stay in Barcelona! A complete guide to the best neighborhoods, things to do, and accommodation options no matter what your budget is.
For my first trip to Barcelona, I stayed in a hotel on the Ramblas in the El Gotico neighborhood. For my latest trip to Barcelona, I rented a beachside apartment in Barceloneta, where my balcony view was the Mediterranean Sea just 500 feet away.
Both neighborhoods were absolutely amazing with each one providing its own distinct vibe, charm, and atmosphere.
You have many great choices for where to stay in Barcelona. To help you find the best spots, here are five top neighborhoods which are well-positioned for adventuring the city by foot.
These Barcelona neighborhoods are close to incredible restaurants, upscale and artisanal shopping, tapas bars, and most attractions. Although they share the same city, each neighborhood boasts its own signature atmosphere, charm, and local vibe.