If it’s the warm inviting ocean and lazy beach days that have brought you to Barcelona then look no further than Barceloneta. The beach is extensive and beautiful and stretches from Barceloneta to different districts such as Villa Olimpica and Poble Nou. This is a favorite summer house destination for many international people from all over the world.
This area grabs the interest of many foreign buyers, but it still holds true to it roots by remaining home to many Catalan locals from its title as The old fisherman town.
Unique & Different
Barceloneta’s beach is famous for so many reasons, it’s easy to see why people decide to flock to this amazing part of Barcelona. From watersports such as paddle boarding and surfing to boat trips or just a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun, the beach offers something for everyone. The beach perhaps isn’t the most peaceful choice when it’s bustling with families, friends and sellers patrolling up and down offering everything from mojitos to henna tattoos and massages. Just off the beach, Barceloneta is abundant with beach bars and seafood restaurants.
Barceloneta is home to the best seafood restaurants in town thanks to its exotic Mediterranean location. The fish is fresh, the gambas are huge and the views are unbeatable. This area may be a tourist hive in the height of summer, but it remains a local and authentic village, where the people continue to embrace the traditions of the humble fisherman’s village that lays at the heart of Barceloneta, and this is reflected in their longstanding seafood recipes.
Barceloneta boasts the best bakery in Barcelona. Their bread recipe has been tried, tested and perfected many years ago, as you can see by their loyal customers who frequent the bakery. Not only does it serve fresh bread, but also baguettes filled with delicious local ingredients, from seafood to cheeses. Their pastries and selection of sweet bakes are not to be missed.
Find out more here.
Catalunya History Museum:
Aside from absorbing the rich Catalan culture in the streets of the Catalonian capital, the Catalunya History Museum is a must-see to learn about the history of this unique region and is situated right next to the Barceloneta Metro stop.
Visit the website here.
The typical features of an apartment in La Barceloneta include very light and airy, due to the proximity to the beach and the uniform structure of the streets, allowing light to reach most sides of a building. They often have balconies, sea views being the most popular and most desirable. Classic Catalan features such as wooden beams are plentiful in this district.
Getting to and around Barceloneta
Metro: L4 Barceloneta (yellow line)
Walk: 10-15 minute walk from Las Ramblas
Distance to the Beach: 0km
There are also frequent buses, you can hire bicycles, or if you’re coming from Montjuic, you can take a cable car over the picturesque harbor.
A Brief History
The heart was originally constructed in the 18th century. Due to the decline of the fisheries of the area last century, inevitably the area began to suffer too. However, the 1992 Olympic Games brought a new wave of excitement to Barcelona, and much of Barceloneta was brought back to life. With 7km of golden sands alongside a picture-perfect beach promenade, the district boasts a combination of cosmopolitan features and authentic qualities of the original town.
What the Experts Think
Barceloneta is the buzzing life and soul of Barcelona with its long beaches, culture and array of activities for all the family. It is a very friendly environment with most businesses accommodating short term tourists. However, you may find it a difficult environment to reside long-term because of the busy streets, noise and a transient population.Nevertheless, if you live for the sea, this is perfect for you!
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