La Barceloneta: a relaxing seaside trip

La Barceloneta: a relaxing seaside trip

With its many tapas bars and sunny, exhilarating promenades, it is one of the most popular areas in the city.

Entirely refurbished for the 1992 Olympic Games, La Barceloneta is an exceptional area to discover.

Demarcated by the Parc de la Ciutadella to the northwest and the sea to the south, La Barceloneta is a neighbourhood almost entirely surrounded by water. An old fishing port and maritime centre built in 1753 to house the former inhabitants of Born, who were expelled following the construction of La Ciutadella, the area is a grid of narrow streets.

It is one of the most visited and popular places in the Catalan capital, with an amazing fish market and a multitude of trendy bars and restaurants. Typical scenes abound: people sitting on chairs in the street in front of their homes, beneath narrow balconies filled with hanging laundry. Make sure to take a stroll along the seafront, which has rollerblading and cycle paths.