Areas of Barcelona

Gràcia - Famous neighborhood, full of leisure, tradition and personality

Without a doubt, Gràcia is one of the best known districts in the city, both by locals and by visitors who walk around its streets full of bars, restaurants, clothing stores and, above all, many years of history.

If you choose this area you will feel that you live in the middle of the city, but in a place that preserves its identity as a town, neighborhood shops and a quiet life.

You cannot miss its great leisure offer and the number of squares that you will find walking through its streets, very frequented by groups of all ages.

Eixample Izquierdo - Modernist, central and multicultural area, with all kinds of services

The Eixample district is made up of several areas, but in its entirety, it was created by the architect Ildelfons Cerdà, with the aim of expanding Barcelona. Nowadays, it is one of the best areas to live in Barcelona.

The Eixample Izquierdo, is very well connected with metro, bus and rail lines. You can get to any point in the city thanks to its complete transport network. You can find shopping centers, pharmacies, schools, hospitals, business centers, etc. It is all concentrated in a neighborhood rich in cultures and customs.

In addition, its streets are always well lit and busy day and night, which contributes to the safety of the residents. Its complete day and night life, and its great gastronomic and leisure offer, are some of the characteristics that make it very special.

Vila Olímpica - Residential area, with multiple universities, nightlife and next to the beach

The Vila Olímpica, is a neighborhood which belongs to the Sant Martí district, and was rehabilitated on the occasion of the 1992 Olympics. The works included the recovery of the coastline with the creation of a large promenade, the beach of Nova Icaria and many blocks of residential buildings.
It could be said that this is a neighborhood of contrasts, since its coastal area is full of entertainment venues, clubs and restaurants, where activities of great tourist interest are carried out and on the other hand, the residential part of the neighborhood, which is much more quiet with high blocks of flats.
Thanks to its good connection to the center by public transport, the beauty of its beaches and the large number of universities it houses, it has become a leisure center and a point of reference for the young people.

Eixample Derecho - Central, multicultural and modernist neighborhood with all kind of services

The Eixample district was designed by the architect Ildefons Cerdà and forms one of the most popular areas of Barcelona. Given the beauty of its buildings, the breadth of its streets and organized design, many people believe that it is one of the best places to live in Barcelona.

Thanks to its central location, Eixample derecho, is very well connected with metro, bus and rail lines. In addition, the area is full of services of all kinds.

One of the most iconic streets in the district is Paseo de Gracia, which is famous for concentrating many shops and first-line brands.
Its varied day and night life, and its great gastronomic and leisure offer, are some of the characteristics that make it a very special and unique place to live.

Sants-Les Corts - Charming, residential and familiar area, next to Zona Universitaria. 

Les Corts district, is one of the most popular residential areas of the city, for locals and people from another cities and countries. Les Corts has a very special beauty, combining buildings dating from the 18th century with modern buildings of recent construction.
It could be said that Les Corts is the neighborhood for students par excellence, since most of the public universities in Barcelona are located there.
In addition, Les Corts has the famous "Camp Nou" football stadium, home of the Fútbol Club Barcelona, and Sants station, which allows residents to move to all parts of the city and the country quickly and comfortably by high speed train.

Sarrià - Sant Gervasi - Coveted district, very quiet, with a multitude of green areas and well connected to the center

Since the mid-19th century, when it was chosen by the wealthiest Catalan families to settle in their mansions or high-class homes, Sarriá-Sant Gervasi is considered the most prestigious neighborhood in the city.

Furthermore, it was one of the last towns to join the city of Barcelona. This is why it still retains its essence. Its narrow streets, stately houses and its unique architecture are still shining.

It is, the most desired area to live for its attributes of tranquility, abundance of green areas, multitude of services, good connection to the center by public transport, and variety of international schools and universities.

El Congrés i els Indians - Traditional neighborhood full of parks and gardens.

Belonging to the district of Sant Andreu, the Congrés i els Indians is a neighborhood of working-class origin, which is nowadays very attractive to people from all over the world. This area is unknown to many tourists, so it is an opportunity to live in a quiet area but connected with metro lines that go directly to the center of the city.
Let yourself be surprised by its family atmosphere, its squares, and numerous gardens and leisure spaces.

El Clot - Charming and residential neighborhood, very well communicated with the city center.

As many of you will know, there is not just one Barcelona, but many. Therefore, it is likely that although you have heard about this neighborhood, which belongs to the Sant Marti district, it is not one of the ones you have visited most frequently. However, it is a neighborhood full of life, shops and people of all origins and ages, who have found in that very special mix between the historical and the modern, the ideal place to live.
It is located very close to the increasingly relevant and modern Glories area, less than 15 minutes away from the center by public transportation.

Traditional and familiar neighborhood, 15 minutes away from the city center.

Probably, if you are an international student looking for accommodation in Barcelona, you have not heard of this area. The district of NouBarris is not a tourist area, it is quiet and neighborhood, in the north of Barcelona. In this district is the Parc de la Guineueta, a very popular park and frequented by its neighbors where many cultural activities are carried out. Despite not being in the center of Barcelona, it is a very well communicated area and you are only 15/20 minutes from the Passeig de Gracia with direct metro line. An option to take into account for students of the Mundet Campus, Valld'Hebron University Hospital or CETT, for its proximity.

Ciutat Vella - Living in the historic center of Barcelona, surrounded by shops, universities and services

Ciutat Vella is the historic center of Barcelona, an area of great historical interest and which was walled in its origins, that attracts many tourists and residents every day who want to feel the magic of its streets.

One of its main attractions is its great cultural and leisure offer, since you can find the most emblematic museums, markets and buildings of the city, with the advantage that everything is very close. This undoubtedly makes it easier to get anywhere by foot.
The location is even more special as it has the beaches of Barceloneta and San Sebastián within a super short distance.

In addition, the district is home to important universities and companies, making it a great option for those who want to have everything really close to their accommodations.
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