Barcelona Guide

BARCELONA - Map of Barcelona

Visiting Barcelona is a must when travelling to Spain. Rich in wonderful modernist buildings, picturesque areas, historical neighbourhoods, lovely beaches and funny “chiringuitos”, Barcelona is the perfect destination for unforgettable travels. Following is a quick guide to the different areas of this interesting city.

The Gothic Quarter –in Spanish, Barrio Gótico– is the historical center of Barcelona, perfect not only for cultural visits, but also for romantic afternoon strolls and lively night-life. Here you will find some of our best vacations rentals in Barcelona.
Those looking for a relaxing retreat can choose the Eixample Dreta district, near the world-famous Sagrada Familia Church. Our apartments for rent in this area will allow you to really feel at home.
Of course, Halldis could never forget about all shopping aficionados, and for these there is no better place to go than the Eixample Central, where there is the central Plaza Catalunya and the prestigious Paseo de Gracia, full of fashion shops and boutiques. This avenue also flaunts many of Gaudi’s amazing works, such as La Pedrera or La Casa Batlló, as well as characteristic “tapas” bars to relax in for time out.
If you are not interested in shopping, and are in town on business, do not hesitate to rent a flat in the Eixample Esquerra district, near the fair center and the Estació de Sants, Barcelona’s main train station and hub for national and international destinations.
The Born is always a favourite district of those looking for a bohemian atmosphere, thanks to its vast selection of alternative bars and designer shops. Find your accommodation in the Born area, for the privilege of living a unique experience.
Gràcia and Poble Sec are perfect for all those travellers aiming to discover the most picturesque parts of the city. More traditional than other areas in Barcelona, these two quarters will welcome you very warmly and will allow you to discover lovely squares and open markets. What’s even better is that many of the bars and restaurants in these two areas are still relatively undiscovered, and visiting them makes you feel like a true insider.
Last but by no means least, Halldis of course also has a comprehensive offering of apartments near the beach. Our apartments for short rentals in Barcelona in the areas of Poble Nou, Forum and Barceloneta offer you the possibility of living just a stone’s throw away from the beaches and the “chiringuitos”, whilst in the heart of one of the most lively and dynamic cities of Europe.

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