More often than not, planning a trip is amazing because we can escape the daily routine, day-dream about where we want to go and the things we want to experience with our family or friends. But, truthfully, other times it can be stressful and frustrating when not knowing where to visit, and moreso, not being able to find the ideal accommodation for you. If you are planning to visit Barcelona, we are sure you have felt this way due to the great cultural diversity and difference in neighbourhoods can become tiresome sifting through all the offers of tourist apartments that you can find in Barcelona… Which is the best area to stay in Barcelona, Is it worth staying in the centre? What´s the average price per night? Which neighbourhood is best for me? Where are the spots for tourists to visit? If you have started raising these questions, you have arrived at the right website as we will inform you on all that you need to know about where to stay in Barcelona. For that we rely on the help of the company AB Apartment Barcelona , the local agency positioned (just behind booking.com) best in the city, with more than 600 apartments for tourists all around Barcelona.
Best places to stay in Barcelona
Centre of the city and the Gothic Quarter
The centre of Barcelona is made up of Plaza Catalunya, Plaza Universidad, Las Ramblas and Plaza Urquinaona and boasts the best public transport connection to the rest of the city, as well as being the best situated to walk to all the main sights (take into account the fact that being in the centre of the city means that prices are higher due to this). Another very good option is the Gothic Quarter, due to its close proximity with the centre and for being one of the most charming places to stay in Barcelona due to its medieval quarter of the city, which is one of the largest and best preserved in the whole of Europe.
Without a doubt, one of the best places to stay in Barcelona is Eixample. This district is one of the most modern, quiet and safest zones in the whole city, making it a great alternative if you´re travelling with family or feel like having a more relaxed stay. Also, in Eixample, there are some of the most important monuments in Barcelona, such as Casa Batlló, La Pedrera or the Sagrada Familia. Also, its good location is close to the centre, which you can easily walk to. Without a doubt, this is one of our preferred options!
Are you a fan of the sun, beach and partying? Then this is an area for you. Here is where all the beaches, beach bars, clubs and most touristic bars in Barcelona are located. We guarentee that you won´t be bored! If you rent a flat in this zone you will only ever be, at most, a 15 minute walk from the beach. Also, it is well connected for public transport and you will be able to move freely throughout the whole city!
El Born is one of the prettiest and most historic parts of Barcelona. The neighbourhood of El Born is an excellent place to stay thanks to its close proximity to the Ciutadella Park, The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, the archeological site of El Born and The Gothic Quarter. It is undoubtedly one fantastic place to stay in Barcelona.
Last, but not least, is the district of Gràcia. Due to being located slightly out of the centre makes it a very peaceful area, with lots of charm and its own identity that feels like a small town within a city. Some of the tourist attractions close by are Parc Güell and the Vicens house (apart from, obviously, passing through and discovering for yourself, the endearment of this neighbourhood).
Now that you have a general idea on the best areas to stay in Barcelona… Do you dare to choose one? If this is not the case, don´t worry, because AB Apartment Barcelona brings you the best offer if apartments based on quality in relation to price. In the apartments search engine, you will be able to filter your search in accordance to your needs, dates, price range. Also, using the code “ABFANS” you will recieve 5% discount off your next reservation. What are you waiting for? Time flies! Find your perfect apartment now with AB Apartment Barcelona.