Travel Barcelona - Districts


Travel Barcelona - Districts.............

The beautiful city of Barcelona know for its outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums and churches. It is easy to travel around and offers fantastic walking with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. 

The core center of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella provides days of enjoyment for those looking to experience the life in Barcelona while the beaches in the city was built to provide sun and relaxation during long periods of agreedable warm weather

Find  here an overview of the centrially districts in the city of Barcelona.

CIUDAD VELLA

The name means " old town" in Catalan and refers to the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Barcelona. Ciudad Vella is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the neighborhood called l'Eixample, and is considered as the centre of the city with Plaça de Cataluya as one of the most popular meeting points in all of Cataluya. Including La Rambla, Raval and the Gotic Quarter.


L'EIXAMPLE 

The Eixample is characterized by long straight streets, a strict  gris pattern crossed by wide avenues, and square blocks with chamfered corners. This was a visionary, pioneering design by Ildefons Cerdá, who considered traffic and transport along with sunlight and ventilation in coming up with his characteristic octagonal blocks, where the streets broaden at every intersection making for greater visibility.

Some parts of the Eixample were influenced by Modernist architects, chief among whom was Antonio Gaudi. His work in the Eixample includes the Casa Milá (nicknamed La Pedrera) and the Casa Batlló, both of which are on the wide Passeig de Gracia, as well as the Sagrada Familia.

SANTS - MONTJUIC

This district has been split in since 1984. 

Sants is a neighborhood with a clear identity because of its historical origins. It was the main core of an independent village until 1897 when it became part of Barcelona. By then, Sants had a population of 19,105 inhabitants, and the neighbourhood had a strong industrial character, home to some of the most important manufacturers of Spanish textiles, and includes the Plaza España where you always find  great fairs and exhibitions and is where the 1929 Universal Exhibition was held. Of great interest to tourists, which brings together museums, monuments and festivals, the district Sants also in cludeds the Train Station with the same name.

Montjuic  is a broad shallow hill  overlooking the harbour and to the southwest of the city centre. The eastern side of the hill is almost a sheer cliff, giving it a commanding view over the city's harbour immediately below. The top of the hill (a height of 184,8 m) was the site of several fortifications, the latest of which (the Castle of Montjuic remains today. The fortress largely dates from the 17th century, with 18th-century additions. This districts includes municipalities such as L' Hospitalet de Llobrigat and Part de Llobrigat Barcelona's airport.

GRACIA

This district is considered as a modernist quarter,noted for its art nouvea buildings. Formerly an independent town, it joined the city in the 20th century. Narrow streets and a cosmopolitan and young atmosphere with not too many tourists. It comprises the neighborhoods of  Vila de Gracia, Vallcarca i els Penitents, El Coll, La Salut. and Camp d'en Grassot i Gracia Nova. 

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