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Barceloneta is the home to one of Barcelona’s most impressive beaches and offers the perfect blend of beach and city life.

Area tags: Beach, Mediterranean Sea, sunbathing, watersports, windsurfing, cycling, bars, seafood restaurants, Port Vell Marina, Barcelona Aquarium, Port Vell Aerial Tramway, cinema, entertainment, Torre de Alta Mar, park.

Barri Gotic, also known as Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, is steeped in fascinating history and is one of the oldest areas in the city.

Area tags: Historical centre, authentic atmosphere, medieval architecture, La Ramblas, shopping, bars, restaurants, tapas, nightlife, Plaza Real, Barcelona Cathedral, City History Museum, traditional squares, bustling.

Borne occupies a fantastic centralised position within the city and is renowned for its artistic and stylish atmosphere.

Area tags: Fashionable, artistic, boutiques, museums, galleries, Picasso Museum, Ciutadella Park, Santa Maria del Mar Basilica, Santa Caterina Market, Palace of Catalan Music, tapas bars, restaurants, shopping.

Ciutat Vella, which translates to Old City, is regarded as the very heart of Barcelona and is nestled amongst four of the city’s much-loved districts – Barceloneta, Barri Gotic, Borne and El Raval.

Area tags: Historic centre, ancient ruins, authentic atmosphere, bars, cafes, nightlife, La Boqueria Market, La Ramblas, Barceloneta Beach, Guell Palace, museums, theatres, Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum.

Eixample is one of Barcelona’s most modern and stylish districts and is decorated with breath-taking examples of impressive architecture, including the well-known La Sagrada Familia.

Area tags: Modern, fashionable, stylish, contemporary architecture, museums, galleries, Antoni Gaudi masterpieces, Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, La Sagrada Familia, Joan Miro Park, shopping, restaurants, bars.

El Raval exudes a vibrant and colourful atmosphere and is where you will find the hugely popular Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.

Area tags: Vibrant, multicultural, cafes, bars, restaurants, nightlife, music venues, art galleries, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, museums, exhibitions, shopping, Rambla del Raval.

Gracia offers a refreshing alternative to the tourist hotspots of the city centre of Barcelona and is much-loved for its authentic and traditional ambiance.

Area tags: Charming, authentic, village-like atmosphere, traditional Catalan squares, tapas bars, boutiques, shopping, Antoni Gaudi, Guell Park, El Carmel, Casa Vicens, Gran de Gracia, Festa Major de Gracia.

La Rambla, Barcelona’s most famous thoroughfare, spans over an impressive 1.2km and is adorned with a superb collection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Area tags: Bustling, popular tourist attraction, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, La Boqueria Market, street performers, bird sellers, Christopher Columbus Monument, Plaça de Catalunya, Liceu Theatre, La Rambla Drinking Fountain.

Sant Marti, which was once a thriving industrial area, has since been transformed to provide an effortless blend of beautiful beaches and excellent shopping complexes.

Area tags: Mar Bella Beach, sun bathing, Mediterranean Sea, shopping, leisure complexes, multi-screen cinema, Diagonal Mar, Torre Agbar, high rise buildings, Olympic Village, Parc Central del Poblenou, San Pau Hospital.

Sants-Montjuic, one of Barcelona’s largest and most varied districts, boasts a superb collection of must see sights and attractions and is also much loved for its simply stunning areas of beautiful scenery.

Area tags: Bursting with attractions, superb scenery, main transport links, Montjuic Hill, Magic Fountain, Poble Espanyol, funicular railway, Olympic Stadium, Joan Miro Foundation, Teatre Grec, Placa d’Espanya, shopping, markets, Arenas de Barcelona.