Barcelona’s best neighborhoods

Barcelona is divided into ten districts, each of which in turn has its own barrios (neighborhoods). The districts that attract by far the most tourists are Ciutat Vella and Eixample, and to a lesser extent Gràcia, Sants-Montjuïc, Les Corts and Sant Martí.

But what are the nicest neighborhoods to stay and enjoy exploring? And how do you know which neighborhood appeals to you? I’ll give you an overview of all neighborhoods and tell you more about my favorites in this article.


Barcelona’s best neighborhoods to reside and explore

If you scroll further down you will find all the districts and corresponding neighborhoods listed, but to give you a quick overview of the nicest areas of Barcelona and the neighborhoods you should be in as a visitor, I have made a top 8.

1. Barri Gòtic

2. El Born

3. Eixample

4. La Barceloneta

4. Gràcia

5. Poblenou

7. Poble-Sec

8. El Raval

Curious to know my favorite neighborhood?
I have lived in several places in the city in recent years (I have lived in Barcelona since 2002): Gràcia, L’Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample, Poble-sec, El Raval, La Dreta de l’Eixample and El Barri Gòtic, where I currently live, in the middle of the city. All of them delightful places. Although the Gothic Quarter and El Born have truly stolen my heart, I also love to visit Sant Antoni, Montjuïc and Poblenou.