The first houses built in Barcelona were in the Gothic Quarter and in this area LA BARCELONETA,
giving it a particular charm all of its own. Down on the beach you will find any number of beach bars and restaurants
serving up tasty portions of paella and local fish freshly caught.
Within a few minutes stroll is also the Barcelona Port, where some of the finest sea food restaurants in the city are found.
There are lively bars and watering-holes of all varieties. Connecting onto this is the Gothic Quarter,
a beautiful area of 13th and 14th century buildings, with charming winding streets and stunning archways.
Here you will find the Picasso Museum, the basilica of "Santa Maria del Mar", the famous "Las Ramblas",
the "Palau de la Música" concert house and many other sites of interest.
The area is alive with little boutiques, art and craft shops, tapas bars and pavement cafes.
To the other side of Barceloneta you will find the Olympic Village, with its shopping areas, casino and frenetic nightlife.
There are also great connections to all parts of Barcelona, including Plaza Catalunyafor the tourist bus departures,
and the Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece of architectural creativity.