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Where to Stay in Barcelona
3 Tips for Finding a Great Place in Barcelona
Barcelona is a beautiful city and has become extremely popular in the past years. If you are planning a trip to the capital of Catalonia, you’ll need to do three things:
- Decide on Where to Stay in Barcelona
- Book Early
- Don’t stay too far outside the city
- Things to do in Barcelona (take a look at our perfect Barcelona weekend itinerary)
And we are here to help you with both. Before choosing a place to stay in Barcelona, it helps to know a bit about the various neighborhoods/areas within the city limits. The general ambiance of an area can influence whether or not you might want to stay, eat, or play there. Here is a glimpse at the major neighborhoods in this diverse and beautiful city.
How to save money when booking a hotel in Barcelona?
Try to book your hotel in Barcelona as soon as possible. The best deals are often to be found 3-4 months before your trip. Our hotel booking system lets you compare hotel prices on various hotel booking sites like Booking.com, Hotels.com and others. That way, you can be sure to find a great deal for your Hotel room.
AirBnB in Barcelona
Also, we specifically don’t recommend using AirBnB in hot markets like Barcelona, because of the severe impact it has on the locals as property prices go through the roof and finding places to live becomes a real problem.
Best Place to Stay in Barcelona by Neighborhood
Barri del Raval
Located near the water, Barceloneta (“little Barcelona”) is best known for its bustling Passeig del Moll de la Fusta. This waterfront walkway is the place to go for sit-down restaurants specializing in fresh seafood as well as more casual snack bar options. There are also a variety of facilities for public swimming.
Those interested in maritime history and culture should go to the Reials Drassanes (royal shipyards) where the Maritime Museum is located. The Maremagnum shopping center and entertainment complex is located just across the wooden bridge.
Port Vell (Old Port)
Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in Barcelona
Looking for Fully Accessible Accommodations in Barcelona?
Look No Farther Than MICs Sant Jordi
by Penny Zibula
Ask any traveler whose mobility is severely compromised, and they’ll tell you that one of the most challenging aspects of travel is finding truly accessible accommodations. Many modern hotels have wheelchair accessible rooms, but what about individuals whose needs go beyond roll-in showers and grab bars? In Barcelona, MICs Sant Jordi is fully equipped to meet the most complex needs of its guests with disabilities.
MICs Sant Jordi is a fully accessible hotel comprised of 32 comfortable well-designed apartments. It is also the key component that can make all the difference in whether or not an individual with a disability can enjoy the many other accessible aspects of Barcelona.
MICs offers single, double and triple apartments consisting of one or two bedrooms and bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and living area. Most units also have a small balcony. Included in the room rate are breakfast, 24-hour care and support service, an adapted gym, a hydrotherapy pool and equipment such as hoists and wheelchairs on loan. MICs Sant Jordi’s staff can also arrange for rental of such items as scooters and oxygen.
Located in the residential Sarria neighborhood of Barcelona, MICs Sant Jordi is a few feet away from the Tres Toros subway station. Plaza Catalunya, one of the hubs for transportation in Barcelona, is only a few stops away. A tantalizing bakery, small supermarket, pharmacy, accessible restaurants, and shops are also a short distance from the hotel.
Considering the services and amenities included in the room rate, MICs Sant Jordi provides good value. Also, with kitchen facilities in every apartment and onsite washers and dryers, the ability to do laundry and prepare meals can save a good deal of money.
MICs Saint Jordi
Via Augusta 269-273,
Barcelona – 93 252 32 00 –
Disclaimer: We are grateful to MICs Saint Jordi for our delightful and informative experience. However, all opinions, as always are entirely my own.
Penny Zibula is a freelance travel writer and blogger based in New Bern, North Carolina. She travels the world with her husband and photographer, and her guide dog, hunting down the best information and stories to share with her readers. Visit her blog at SixLegsWillTravel.com.
Barcelona has many beautiful neighborhoods with different feels and charms. I hope this article helped you decide on the best area to stay in Barcelona on your trip.
Where to stay in Barcelona – Written by Jen Westmoreland Bouchard for EuropeUpClose.com