Barcelona neighbourhoods

This year, the Festa Major de Gràcia celebrates its 200th anniversary. more

Aug 7, 2017 2:42 PM FEATURES

As Poblenou enjoys a surge in popularity, some locals worry the neighbourhood is losing its history and charm. more

Feb 2, 2017 2:05 PM FEATURES


Photo by Aron Penczu.

The evolution of Barceloneta's beachfront barrio, from its formation in the 15th century to the present day. more

May 26, 2016 11:37 AM FEATURES


Photo by Sam Zucker

A look at the history and culture of Barcelona's Pakistani community. more

Apr 28, 2016 4:00 PM FEATURES

A contentious urban renewal process in the Casc Antic involving the demolition old buildings left a 5,000 square metre hole of rubble in the middle of the neighborhood which forced residents to fight back. more


Hear from three women who have watched Barcelona change before their eyes more

Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM FEATURES 1 Comments


Photo by Richard Owens

Once regarded as one of Barcelona's least appealing neighbourhoods, the Raval is in the midst of transition more

Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES 1 Comments

Hidden away in the Raval is a space dedicated to helping abandoned cats more

Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES 1 Comments


Photo by Frederic Ballell

Over the years, Avinguda Paral·lel has hosted an eclectic mix of cafés, erotic shows and political radicals more

May 30, 2011 1:26 PM FEATURES 1 Comments

Come and join us at some of our specially organised events more

Sep 16, 2010 10:53 AM WHAT'S ON

Carmel home

Photo by Bartlomiej Molga

From the archive: we went back to Barcelona's El Carmel in 2008, where building work caused a huge chasm there in January 2005 more

Aug 12, 2010 6:47 PM FEATURES

Grec restaurant home

Cecilia Vázquez

Ah, summer— everyone's favourite time of year. It's no different in Barcelona and there's lots to do here between June and August... more

May 25, 2010 12:00 AM VISITING

During the tour

Janna Nordstrom

We now offer a monthly series of walking tours to let you discover in-depth the neighbourhoods of Barcelona more

Apr 21, 2010 1:04 PM VISITING 2 Comments

Patatas bravas

Photo by Sara Blaylock

Continuing our series focusing on Barcelona streets, discover this thoroughfare that is the centre of life in the neighbourhood of Sarrià more

Mar 29, 2010 1:00 AM , IN THE CITY


A walk around one Barcelona city block close to the Sagrada Familia yields some great food finds more

Feb 25, 2010 11:21 AM Food and drink blog

Santa Madonna, Francisco Giner

Photo by Katy MacGregor

This Gràcia street is the place to come for unusual shops, special restaurants and a chess school more

Feb 24, 2010 4:49 PM , IN THE CITY 2 Comments

A spot of tranquility behind Avinguda Diagonal in the Les Corts neighbourhood more

Feb 1, 2010 12:08 PM IN THE CITY

Hugely popular with tourists, the oldest part of Barcelona offers plenty for everyone and is one of the most visited areas of the city more

Jan 26, 2010 1:03 PM VISITING

Raval's Joaquín Costa is a melting-pot of small shops, restaurants and bars, old and new more

Dec 30, 2009 1:00 AM IN THE CITY

Mam y Teca, Raval

Tara sings the praises of the Raval’s best little neighbourhood bistro more

Oct 1, 2009 9:15 AM Food and drink blog 1 Comments