Barcelona neighborhoods we love!

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Barcelona neighborhoods we love!

Barcelona city center is made up of several boroughs or neighborhoods. Each one has it’s charm and distinct appeal. The following are our favorite 3 barrios and why we love them!

— GRÀCIA —

 

Why we love it:

 

– It’s plaças! They are so charming and each one so different yet all have that Garcia history to them.

– Their local shops are unique and artisanal feel is so ever-present.

– Local bars and restaurants some of the best in town because of their local feel.

 

Gràcia is a low-key district of narrow streets and cozy squares dotted with organic grocers, hip co-working spaces and artist studios. Indie shops line Carrer d’Astúries and Carrer de Verdi, and the Plaça del Sol’s outdoor cafes come to life at night. Gaudí landmarks include Casa Vicens, a home clad in a patchwork of colorful tiles, and Park Gϋell, featuring fantastical sculptures and city views.

 

 

— EIXAMPLE —

 

Why we love it:

 

Eixample boasts many unique restaurants but what really stands out about this neighborhood is that it’s divided into two zones, right and left and both have the most iconic of Guadí’s masterpieces: Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and Sagrada Familia.

 

The Eixample is a district of Barcelona between the old city and what were once surrounding small towns, constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

 

The Eixample district not only is the most iconic in Barcelona, it’s also the most diverse in terms of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. The grid-like layout is the symbol of the sunny and modern Barcelona we know today.

 

 

— POBLENOU —

 

Why we love it:

 

When you think of Poblenou you not just think fewer tourists but its’ lovely people, local feel, and it’s meters away from the beach! Grab your bike and take a spin through this eclectic part of town. Plus our Business Loft is close by!

 

El Poblenou is a vast district with hip cafes and tapas bars along Rambla de Poblenou boulevard, and converted factories housing tech offices and design showrooms. Sights around Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes include Els Encants flea market, futuristic Barcelona Design Museum and the Torre Agbar skyscraper, designed by Jean Nouvel. Dotted with ice-cream vendors, Bogatell Beach is a popular spot for volleybal.