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What neighborhood to choose in Barcelona?

Best Area To Stay In Barcelona For Apartments To Rent

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Written by Damien

If you are moving to Barcelona then of course you need to find the best area to stay in Barcelona. As you will discover there is a wide selection of amazing apartments available to rent, so finding one that suits your needs and budget shouldn’t prove at all difficult. 

However the first thing you need to decide upon is which part of the city you want to live in before your search for Barcelona apartment rentals can begin.

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Here we take a look at what are considered to be the best neighbourhoods in the city that not only offer the best apartments, but also provide you with the perfect location to be able to travel around this amazing city.

As you will discover each of these neighbourhoods offers its own unique characteristics to those who choose to reside within them.

Best neighbourhoods in the city


If you want to be close to the sea then this is the perfect location for you to look for apartments for rent in Barcelona. As well as offering you amazing views of the Mediterranean, it offers you the chance to enjoy the cities wonderful beaches

Plus of course around the port area there are many wonderful restaurants, bars and shops for you to enjoy.

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Gothic Quarter

If you would prefer to take in more of the city’s history then looking for apartments to rent in Barcelona this neighbourhood should be considered.

If like me you want a little more excitement in the evenings then this is the perfect location as it is close to areas of the city such as Las Ramblas.

las ramblas in barcelona - best area to stay in barcelona

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If you are looking to experience more of a traditional atmosphere then this neighbourhood is perfect for you. As well as numerous plazas where you can enjoy that small town feel, yet be close to the action it also has to offer some really charming restaurants.

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This neighbourhood is ideal for those of you who are interested in learning more about Gaudi.

Dotted throughout this neighbourhood are numerous cafes, bars and restaurants that allow you the opportunity to enjoy some truly amazing culinary masterpieces as well as take in all that Gaudi created.

gaudi buildings in eixample barcelona

Photo by john weiss via Visualhunt

El Born

This is the oldest of all the neighbourhoods where you will find a good selection of Barcelona apartment rentals. This neighbourhood is particular favoured by the city’s much younger residents and considered to be the city’s coolest.

As well as plenty of amazing restaurants and bars this is also home to the world-renowned Picasso Museum.

street in El Born Barcelona

Photo by Joanbrebo via Visualhunt

Even though this city has a very cosmopolitan feel to it, there are still plenty of places where you can soak up a more traditional Spanish lifestyle.

Plus of course it has some of the best beaches to be found in this part of Northern Spain.

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Damien loves languages, learning, food, startups and... Barcelona!

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