Dating back to the 17th century, Gracia is the smallest district in the city and at the same time one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. Why? Well, travelers who are looking a truly authentic experience and wish to stay in a place where the majority of residents are from Calatonia should definitely consider spending their vacation time here in Gracia. This lesser-known part of the city has a nice restaurant scene and you will have an opportunity to enjoy many local Calatan dishes.
As for the accommodation in Gracia, Hotel Casa Fuster G.L Monumento boasts a nice sauna and a gym, while Dream Gracia Apartments are an ideal option for couples on vacation. Barcelona Apartment Milà is just a short walk from the metro station and has a well-equipped kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi.
4. Barri Gòtic
Barri Gòtic is probably the best area to stay in Barcelona for vacationers who wish to be close to major tourist attractions. Also known as the Gothic Quarter, this central neighborhood of Barcelona is home to dozens of ancient buildings and stretches all the way from Via Laitenana to Las Ramblas. The good news is that for the most part, Barri Gotic is a pedestrian area packed with many great restaurants and bars. Nightlife is also amazing here.
There are many hotels and other types of accommodation here in Barri Gòtic simply because thousands of tourists are looking for a place to stay in this vibrant and central district. Grand Hotel Central is a 5-star property with an infinity pool and stylish rooms, while Hotel Cortes offers good deals on weekend packages and is located right next to Plaça Catalunya.
Famous for its shopping district and many of Gaudi’s buildings, Eixample is for many travelers one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. Take a stroll from Sagrada Familia and admire the architecture. You can also have lunch or dinner in one of the trendy restaurants that serve everything from authentic Catalan food to International dishes.
Eixample is home to many luxurious hotels like Ohla Eixample that boasts heated pools and other premium facilities. Of course, there are cheaper accommodation options in the area and Wello Apartments are ideal for travelers who are looking for a reasonably priced self-catering apartment.
The third largest district in the city, Horta-Guinardó is situated in the hills of Barcelona. One of the main attractions is the stunning maze of Labyrinth Park of Horta and there are plenty of green spaces all around. Expect to climb many staircases, as the neighborhood is well-known for its steep streets. If you wish to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city center, Horta-Guinardó is definitely the best area to stay in Barcelona.
For the ultimate luxury experience in Horta-Guinardó, spend a couple of nights at the fabulous Gran Hotel La Florida G.L Monumento. This 5-star property boasts panoramic terraces with amazing views of the city, as well as both outdoor and indoor swimming pools. There are also hundreds of apartments for rent available in the neighborhood including Zoilo Apartments Sagrada Familia and Apartamentos Atica
Looking for interesting things to do in Barcelona and maybe see a couple of celebrities and members of the royal family? Head out to Pedralbes, a posh neighborhood located next to Putxet and Sant Gervasi that is also home to a giant university campus which is surrounded by charming grand gardens. Some of the must-see attractions include Palau de Pedralbes and the 14th-century Gothic church-cum-convent of Monestir de Pedralbes. Getting around the neighborhood is quite easy with metro, trams, and buses.
If you wish to spend a couple of nights in Pedralbes, there is plenty to choose from. Stay at Residencia Albergue Studio which is close to the metro station or book a room at Residencia Universitaria Sarrià , a residence with a rooftop terrace and an outdoor pool.