Barcelona is a vibrant city with a never ending list of things to do; from nightclubs to tours of the Old Town and its pubs, to family-orientated fun-parks, museums, windsurf lessons and more. Art and architecture are a major draw card for the city, in particular the stunning works of Barcelona’s most famous architectural son – Antoni Gaudi.
Barcelona is divided into 10 districts, each consisting of a few neighbourhoods. These districts are:
Ciutat Vella (Old Town): This is where you’ll find the oldest buildings and constructions of the city, such as the Town Hall, St. James Square, the Cathedral, Palace of the Generalitat, Palace of the Catalan Music and las Ramblas, with Liceu Theatre and Boqueria Market.
L’Eixample (New town): Designed in 1860 by Ildefons Cerdà, it is where countless modernist buildings can be found, the most important of which is Sagrada Família, the biggest project from Antoni Gaudí. Passeig de Gràcia is a very long street in which other important modernist buildings can be found, such as Casa Milà (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló, both works of Antoni Gaudí.
Other Districts: Raval (Old Chinatown, now a perfect match between old city and fashion places), Sants-Montjüic, Les Corts, Sarrià-St. Gervasi, Gràcia, Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris, St. Andreu, St. Martí.