What to do in La Barceloneta
Barceloneta is one of Barcelona’s cooler neighborhoods, and for such a small part of the city, really has a bunch of cool things to see and do:
1. Check out the bars and restaurants:
La Barceloneta is a great place within the city to enjoy some tapas. Like any good beach town in Spain, the open-air terraces are peaceful and relaxing and the seafood is top-notch. In particular, you should check out the mythic flamenco tavern “de la Leo“, Salamanca restaurant (if you are looking for a more formal option or Ca La Nuri if you want a good paella.
2. Check out La Barceloneta Market:
If you want to experience the essence of the neighborhood check out the central market. Its the typical Spanish market, with all of its hustle and bustle, amazingly fresh produce, fish and meat, and all the tempting goodies you can handle.
3. Take a ride on the cable car:
From the port you can take a cablecar that will take you all the way to the nearby mountain Montjuic, offering the most amazing views (with permission of the amazing park Güel) you will find in the city along the way. It was built in 1929 fro that year’s Expo.
4. Check out the History Museum of Cataluña:
Near the docs, you will find this interesting museum that chronicles the history of the region of Cataluña and the city of Barcelona. Tickets cost 4,5€ which makes it even more worth your while.
5. Explore the streets on foot:
Lastly, like most old neighborhoods in Spain the best way of experiencing them is by walking, getting lost, and creating your own adventure, and if you have to stop and enjoy a cold drink at one of the many bars along the way, so be it.
Where is La Barceloneta:
La Barceloneta is located about 40 minutes southeast from the Sagrada Familia on foot (20 minutes on public transport), and just 2o minutes from Plaza Cataluña and the Arco de Triunfo of Barcelona.