Other Places to Stay in Barcelona
In addition to the city centre, Barcelona also offers a range of other great places where you can stay. While these are not as close to the main attractions and tourist hotspots as the city centre, they offer their own unique charm and character. Some of the other places you can choose from here include:
Best area to stay in Barcelona for young adults and couples
This neighborhood is around one kilometre north of the centre of Barcelona, and offers a great insight into Catalan culture. You will find that this area has a more authentic feel and atmosphere than some of the more touristy areas, which is great if you consider yourself something of a culture vulture. You can visit attractions such as Guell Park and Casa Vicens.
Also, depending on when you visit you might even be able to take in the delights of the week long Festa Major de Gracia, which will enable you to enjoy a wide variety of street festivities.
Hotels in Gracia
El Born Neighborhood
Best area to stay in Barcelona for shopping and nightlife
This is a very fashionable and cosmopolitan part of the city, which is perfect for those who want a good combination of nightlife, shopping, entertainment, and sightseeing. You can enjoy sitting outside the cafes to sip a drink, heading to one of a variety of bars for a bite to eat and simply relaxing as you watch the world go by. Of course, there are also many attractions that you can look forward to when you stay in this area.
This includes The Picasso Museum and the Textile Museum. If you are into retail therapy, you will also find many shops and boutiques to explore in El Born.
Hotels in El Born
Best area to stay in Barcelona for beaches
The 1992 Olympic Games changed Barcelona's seafront with its becoming a highly popular location by both locals and tourists. La Barceloneta, the fishermen's neighborhood, has noted this boom and it suffers as a result. Its tranquility and the essence of the neighbourhood have been lost due to the developments to encourage tourism.
There are apartments available for tourists to rent close to the beach and the quality of the local paella has not changed. Between June and September, swimming is most enjoyable but as winter approaches, the water cools.
Hotels in La Barceloneta
Best area to stay in Barcelona with family
The Sant-Montjuïc area has many incentives to stay in it. It is close to the centre, less than 15 minutes by metro, and we have everything we need: restaurants and shopping, in the Las Arenas shopping centre, tourist attractions such as the magic fountain of Montjuïc, and parks such as the Joan Miró park if we travel with children.
Other advantages are that we will be close to the Barcelona-Sants station if we travel by train, near the Palau Sant Jordi if we go to a concert, or near the Barcelona Fair, whith a good offer of hotels at a good price when there is no fair scheduled.
Hotels in Sants-Montjuïc
Camp Nou Area
Best area to stay in Barcelona for football fans
The only real reason to visit the Camp Nou area is to go to a FC Barcelona game or at least take a tour around its Stadium. It is just 30 minutes from the center of Barcelona and has lively and quiet parts.
The district has shops and restaurants but not really enough to attract the visitor there unless football is involved. Certainly, it doesn't have the lively nightlife of Gracia or El Born.
Hotels near Camp Nou