Which quarter of Barcelona is just made for you?
Article updated 7 June, 2019.
When looking for somewhere to stay in Barcelona, it's a good idea to focus on the areas which correspond most to your tastes. This short guide should help you find your home-from-home!
Coming to Barcelona to live? It shouldn’t be too hard to find somewhere to stay. If you’re just here for your holidays, the city has so many hotels and apartments on offer that you’re certain to find something you like. Narrow down your search area by finding a quarter ideally suited to your tastes!
This little guide should help you choose an area to focus on based on your priorities and tastes. Simply click on the pictures for more information!
Case nº1: Get to the heart of historic Barcelona
If you love lively, small streets but also want to be near green spaces and the beach:
Case nº2: Village life in the city
If you’re a fan of leisurely Sunday brunches, foreign cinema and organic cupcake bakeries:
If you like picking up fresh produce at the market and relaxing in trendy cafés:
Case nº3: Stay somewhere lively and cheap
If you’re looking for a great shopping area with good transport links, popular with Barça fans:
If you’re looking for a lively local community, cheap tapas and few(er) tourists:
Case nº4: Enjoy life in a lively, modernist quarter
If you’re looking for somewhere central but calm, with easy access to the Costa Brava at the weekend:
Case nº5: Keep your tan topped up and breathe the fresh sea air all year round
If you dream of staying in a location packed with fresh fish stalls and authentic tapas bars:
Case nº6: Hipsters and fans of all things cutting edge
If you want to drink absinthe in hundred-year-old bars, shop vintage and eat some excellent chicken curry:
Case nº7: Find somewhere to live in Barcelona with your family
If you’re looking for somewhere calm and safe and want to fit right in with the Catalan middle classes:
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