The city of Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan in Europe. It is a place where people from different parts of the world coexist, thus facilitating an intercultural communication that few places permit. Moreover, its history, neighbourhoods, and culture make it one of those cities that one needs to visit and discover, at least once in a lifetime.
In this post from the Barcelona Hen Do blog, we will reveal the trendy neighbourhoods of Barcelona so that you know where to go for your hen do or stag do and rub shoulders with the city’s most modern, hipster, and cultural atmosphere. Take note!
The best neighbourhoods in Barcelona
The Born District
This is one of Barcelona’s trendy neighbourhoods where you will find a large selection of bars, restaurants, and venues for drinks. It is part of the old town of Barcelona, so while you stroll, you will come across historical gems like the Palau de la Música (worthwhile both inside and out) or the medieval alleys that fill this neighbourhood.
Sant Pere més alt Street is where alternative stores with designer and very original products are located, but if you are looking for a place to enjoy gastronomy, at the Mercat de la Princesa you will come across a very avant-garde proposal of signature food at a good price.
But, without a doubt, the Rambla del Born and the alleys branching off from it, is one of the best areas of the neighbourhood where you will find the Church of Santa María del Mar (which inspired the creation of the novel “The Cathedral of the Sea”) as well as the Picasso Museum (on Moncada Street), theatres such as La Seca Espai Brossa, and a great number of bars and restaurants perfect for recharging your energy.
The Sant Antoni District
This is one of the most modern neighbourhoods of today. In recent years, Sant Antoni has been gaining prominence for being very close to the city centre and yet maintaining its unique essence and traditional establishments. Now, this area is one of the most sought-after to enjoy a vermouth, some tapas, or a walk through the emblematic Sant Antoni Market.
In addition, more and more people want to open their business there, and through its streets, you will find art galleries, vintage fashion stores, slow food restaurants, and so on. If we had to classify the Sant Antoni neighbourhood with a trendy trend, it would undoubtedly be “hipster”.
The Gracia District
A listing about the trendy neighbourhoods of Barcelona can never miss Gracia, an area that was once a village on the outskirts of the city and now maintains its essence, gathering young people and people connected with the world of art and culture. Even though it is now a district, the truth is that when you walk through Gracia you realise that you are in a unique and very special place: its village atmosphere remains, with its original businesses, its squares and its pedestrian streets.
This neighbourhood brings together a large number of original businesses as well as a wide variety of restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world: Vietnamese, Syrian, Spanish, and so on. But Gracia also offers one of the most distinguished events in August: the Fiestas de Gracia. The streets are decked out with recycled decorations, a wide variety of activities, concerts and events are offered for all audiences, making it one of the essential appointments of summers in Barcelona.