Districts

Ciutat Vella

Where the Roman ruins coexist with the medieval Gothic

Neighborhoods: Gothic - Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera - Raval - Barceloneta

Metro stations: L1: Catalunya and Urquinaona / L2: Sant Antoni / L3: Catalunya, Liceu and Drassanes / L4: Urquinaona, Jaume I and Barceloneta

Interesting because: The history of Barcelona, romans, middle ages etc. Narrow and labyrinthine streetsh where ancient and traditional shops coexist with international firms, hotels and restaurants

Eixample

A modernist architectural ensemble unique in Europe

Neighborhoods: Sant Antoni - La nova Esquerra de l'Eixample - L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample - Dreta de l'Eixample - Sagrada Familia - Fort Pienc

Metro stations: L2: Passeig de Gràcia and Sagrada Familia / L3: Passeig de Gràcia and Diagonal / L4: Passeig de Gràcia, Girona and Verdaguer / L5: Diagonal, Verdaguer and Sagrada Familia

Interesting because: The Eixample district is the only architectonical Modernist area in Europe. designed to improve the quality of life of people, improving ventilation, public areas and creating the chamfers.

Sants-Montjuïc

The mountain of culture and sport, a city lookout

Neighborhoods: Poble Sec - La Marina del Port - La Marina del Prat Vermell - Font de la Guatlla - Sants - Sant Badal - Hostrafrancs i la Bordeta - Montjuïc Mountain

Metro stations: L1: Espanya, Hostafrancs and Plaça Sants / L2: Paral·lel / L3: Paral·lel, Poble Sec and Espanya L5: Sants Estació and Plaça de Sants

Interesting because: The factory Casarramona constructed by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, today is Caixaforum, a space where visit art expositions. Montjuíc Fountains light show every evening. Very nice citi views.

Corts-Pedralbes

Discover Royal Pedralbes Monastery founded by king James II in 1326

Neighborhoods: Les Corts - Pedralbes - Sant Ramón Maternitat

Metro stations: L3: Les Corts - Palau Reial - Maria Cristina

Interesting because: Diagonal Avenue is the biggest street of the city and is full of restaurants and shops, also have the monastery of Pedralbes Gothic Style wich was founded in 1326, and the F.C. Barcelona Stadium.

Gràcia

With own character and popular, most lively neighborhood of the city.

Neighborhoods: Vila de Gràcia - Gràcia Nova - La Salut - Vallcarca i els Penitents

Metro stations: L3: Fontana, Lesseps and Vallcarca / L4: Joanic and Alfons X

Interesting because: Smallest district of teh city, preserves its own character of an independent municipality although it belongs to the city since hundred of years ago.

Sarrià-Sant Gervasi

How was living the gentry of the city the beginning of last century

Neighborhoods: Sant Gervasi, Galvany - El Putget i Farro - Sant Gervasi, La Bonanova - Les Tres Torres - Sarrià - Vallvidrera, Tibidabo i Les Planes

How arrive: FGC L6 Reina Elisena and Sarrià stations

Interesting because: Sarrià has been the last independent village in Barcelona, and consequently it preserves many of its features. Residential and well-off area with several parks and prestigious educational and sanitary centers

Horta-Guinardó

Home to the oldest garden in town, the Labyrinth Park

Neighborhoods: Guinardó - Can Baró - La font d'en Fargues - El Carmel - La Teixonera - La Clota - Sant Genis del Agudell - La Vall d'Hebron - Horta - Montbau

Metro stations: L3: Mundet and Valldaura / L4: Guinardó-Hospital de Sant Pau / L5: Horta and Vilapicina

Interesting because: Independent village till 1904, population growth because to the existence of large amounts of water in the area, it was known as the laundry of Barcelona. The oldest garden in town dated from 1794.

Sant Martí

Industrial neighborhood in the past, technological hub in the present

Neighborhoods: Camp de l'Arpa - EL Clot - Sant Marti de Provençals - La Verneda i la Pau - El Parc i la Llacuna del Poble Nou - La Vila Olimpica - El Poble Nou - Diagonal Mar - El Besos i el Maresme

Metro stations: L1: Glories and Marina / L4: Selva de Mar and Marina / L2: Sant Martí

Interesting because: Sant Martí's district receives in the same territory the past and the future of Barcelona, the transformation of the old industrial Poblenou in the new technological. 22@ district

Sant Andreu

Former independent municipality with more than 1000 years of history

Neighborhoods: Navas - Sagrera - El Congrés i els Indians - Sant Andreu - El Bon Pastor - Baró de Viver - La Trinitat Vella

Metro stations: L1: Sant Andreu, Fabra i Puig / L9: Once de Setembre, Bon Pastor

Interesting because: independent municipality with more than 1.000 years of documented history.

Beaches

Beach bars, hammocks, sports, sun and sea

Beaches: Sant Sebastià - Barceloneta - Nova Icaria - Bogatell - Mar Bella - Nova Mar Bella - Llevant

Metro stations: L4: Barceloneta, Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica, Llacuna, Selva de Mar, Besós Mar.

Interesting because: There are 4.2 km of golden sandy beaches only 10 minutes from the city centre and 4 main beach areas. All of them equipped with services of rent deck chairs and beach umbrellas, toilettes...