About This Area
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, beautiful and stretches from Barceloneta to different districts such as Villa Olímpica and Poble Nou. This is a favourite summer house destination for many international people from all over the world. 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 during the rest of the year.
The typical features of an apartment in La Barceloneta have a light and airy feel, 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 from which you can enjoy the popular and desirable sea views. Classic Catalan features such as wooden beams are plentiful in this district.
– Library: Biblioteca Barceloneta – La Fraternitat
– Gyms: Bliss Gym/Rockstar Lifestyle/Stand Up Surf School/Club Natació Barcelona
– Language Schools: Escola Sant Joan Baptista – FREE!
What We Think
Barceloneta is lined with the gorgeous coastline full of fresh sea air, making it a great escape from the centre of the city. Although it is the hub for tourists during the summer months, there is a great sense of community in Barceloneta as a lot of the residents are English or Scandinavian. Like many areas in Barcelona, you can find a numerous amount of local, family-owned and authentic restaurants and bars. Our favourite tapas restaurant is Bitacora where you can eat delicious tapas for a very reasonable price. What’s more, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Barceloneta beach then Bogatell beach is only a short walk down the promenade and is a lot less touristic.
Metro: L4 Barceloneta
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.
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 water sports, such as paddle boarding and surfing to boat trips or just a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun, the beach offers something for everyone. Just off the beach, Barceloneta is abundant with beach bars and seafood restaurants and has a great, lively atmosphere during the summer months.
Being located by the port, Barceloneta is full of gorgeous, authentic seafood restaurants that serve locally sourced that you cannot miss out on. The fish is fresh, the gambas are huge and the views are unbeatable. What’s more, if you’re a local or a regular, you can get discounts off the ‘Menu Del Día’, meaning you’ll have a 3 course meal plus a drink for as little as 11€!
Barceloneta boasts the best bakery in Barcelona. Their bread recipe has been tried, tested and perfected for many years, as you can see by their loyal customers. Not only does it serve fresh bread, but also baguettes filled with delicious local ingredients, from seafood to cheeses. What’s more, their pastries and selection of sweet bakes are not to be missed and make the perfect treat!
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. The museum’s building itself is stunning and is situated right next to the Barceloneta Metro stop whilst looking out to the stunning port.
Visit the website here.
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