When it comes to popular European destinations, Barcelona is almost always part of everyone's list. And why wouldn't it be, with the rich culture and history that are present in this wonderful city. Neighboring the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is the second-largest city in Spain and enjoys a wonderful climate on the shores of the Iberian Peninsula.
Barcelona boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere renowned for its many art museums and thriving cafe life, making it a great place to visit especially for people who love historic culture and art.
You will have no problem finding a wide range of Barcelona accommodation but in which location should you stay to be near the marvelous sights of this city? Here's a quick intro to key locations, follow the links to find out more:
Barcelona apartments in the Eixample area
Eixample is a good place to stay in Barcelona. It is located in a large central area of Barcelona and has a great transport network. Its wide, elegant streets that are organized forming squares, provide a great place for people who want a relatively more peaceful ambiance. Staying in an apartment in the Eixample
is a great idea, especially if you're planning an early visit to the La Sagrada Familia
, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece. This unfinished church is the most iconic building in Barcelona and is referred to by many as mankind's greatest architectural masterpiece. To the contrary of the Barri Gotic, Eixample's restaurants
are elegant and a lot less touristic.
Choosing the Barri Gotic area
Filled with charming, winding cobblestone streets flanked by imposing, ancient buildings, this part of town known as the Gothic Quarter, was once the home of Picasso and boasts many tranquil squares, in addition to a huge assortment of restaurants, quaint shops, and many medieval Gothic structures. Not to be missed, the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia
, which is also known as Cathedral La Seu. Choose your accommodation in the Gothic quarter
if you want to be close to all the action.
Choosing your Barcelona accommodation in El Born
This historic area has all the beauty and charm found in the Barri Gotic plus the proximity to the town's main park "la Ciutadella", where you can rent a boat and have a romantic moment. It is also close to the beach and the Barceloneta area
. Shopping in el Born is a wonderful experience, with many small boutiques offering quirky local fashion brands.
Barcelona is a popular travel destination not only for foreign visitors but also for Spanish people. There is plenty to see and do in Barcelona
and what better way to experience this vibrant city than by living like a local in a holiday apartment!