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Districts of Barcelona

VIDEO: Discover the Barceloneta neighborhood

Barrios of Barcelona: La Barceloneta
Written by Paula

La Barceloneta is one of the four neighborhoods that form the district of Ciutat Vella. The neighborhood was built to provide accommodation for those who had lost their houses when the citadel was constructed.

Today, La Barceloneta is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the city, attracting hundreds of tourists that come to visit the beach, restaurants and seaside nightclubs.

Passeig Joan de Borbó

barcelonetaPasseig Joan de Borbó is a large promenade with several bars and restaurants, the most popular area in La Barceloneta to go for a meal. At Passeig Joan de Borbó visitors will find anything from typical Catalan food, to Chinese and Mexican food.

Casino de Barcelona

One of the most important casinos in town, Casino de Barcelona  is the perfect place to visit for a gambling session. There you can play games like Black Jack, French Roulette, American Roulette, Casino Stud Poker, Poker Cash, and an enormous variety of video slots, wheel slots, jackpots and electronic tables.

Casino de Barcelona is located at Calle Marina, 19-21.


Shôko is one of the most popular spots in La Barceloneta, a combination of nightclub and an Asian fusion restaurant.  The club plays mainly house music by the hand of local and international DJs, and is often selected as the location for concert afterparties of celebrities like Madonna, Depeche Mode, Elton John and Lady Gaga.

Shôko is located at Passeig Marítim de La Barceloneta, 36.

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Museu d’Història de Catalunya

Founded in 1996, Museu d’Història de Catalunya has the objective of making the Catalan history and culture better known at home and abroad. Visitors can explore Catalonia’s history with a permanent exhibit that shows the area’s development from prehistory until today.

Museu d’Història de Catalunya is located at Palau de Mar at Plaça de Pau Vila 3.


barcelonetaFounded in 2007, Icebarcelona is the first beach ice bar in the world. The bar is made mainly of ice, with pieces like sofas, tables and statues that have been sculpted by international artists. The interior temperature of the bar is 5oC, which means customers have to wear thick jackets and gloves inside, which are provide by the bar.

Icebarcelona is located at Paseseig Marítim de La Barceloneta, 38A.


Opium is a cosmopolitan nightclub located right by the beach. The club is divided into a cocktail bar, a lounge area, and a Mediterranean-cuisine restaurant.

Opium is located at Passeig Marítim de La Barceloneta, 34.

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