Top areas in Barcelona
The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is Spain's most fashionable city. This polished metropolis features world-famous architecture, beautiful museums, and some of the best shopping in Europe. The city is served by Barcelona Airport, a dual-terminal facility located just a few miles outside the city center. Business travelers and those making a short stopover often choose to stay in hotels near Barcelona Airport.
The architecture in Barcelona is nothing short of stunning. Most of the buildings in the historic neighborhood of Ciutat Vella were built between the 13th and 15th centuries, laying the foundation for what has become the most complete Gothic quarter in the world. With gargoyles watching from cathedrals and fountains that light up the streets after dark, this is historic Barcelona at its best. Enjoy a stroll down the historic Ramblas Street and experience Barcelona like a local.
The neighborhood of Eixample is where some of the most impressive modernist buildings can be found. The most impressive of these is Antoi Gaudi's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, which is the most visited monument in Spain.
It’s easy to see why Barcelona has been a global sensation for decades. From its bustling Mediterranean port and lively boardwalk to the flamenco dance clubs and, this dynamic city is not one to be missed.
There’s much more to see and learn about Barcelona, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this beautiful city.