Beginner’s Guide to Barcelona

Where to stay:

Bridge at Carrer del Bisbe  in Barri Gotic, Barcelona
Bridge at Carrer del Bisbe in Barri Gotic, Barcelona
  • The Gothic Quarter: a mix of old and new with a labyrinth of quaint narrow streets. Highlights of the area are the Barcelona Cathedral, Roman architecture, and fantastic restaurants and bars.
  • El Born: a little touristy but a true gem of a neighborhood in the heart of the old city. Check out the local little shops, artisan crafts, and street art and you’ll be sure to fall in love.
  • Barceloneta: a prideful little neighborhood never too far from the sand and surf. Barceloneta has a great local vibe and wants to keep it that way. If you stay in this area, respect the locals and support the small family run businesses and don’t act too much like an obnoxious tourist!

How to get around:

  • Taxis are easy to snag and all use a meter
  • Uber isn’t a thing
  • The metro is safe and easy to use

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