Spain, Barcelona Guide (B): The Best Neighborhood in Barcelona?

The Best Neighborhood in Barcelona?
Many would vote for La Rambla, a barrio surrounding the 1.2 km tree lined pedestrian street of the same name, packed with tourists and locals alike, and anchored by the huge open air market dating as far back as 1217, La Boqueria.. Others might choose the trendy Born neighborhood or beachside Barceloneta. But for us, the best neighborhood in Barcelona is the up-and-coming underdog, Sant Pere.

Sant Pere

Sant Pere is the oldest district in Barcelona, assembled around a monastery and plaza that’s over 1100 years old. Roman buildings, narrow streets, and medieval walls set the scene. With the amazing modern Mercat Caterina on one end and Barcelona’s Arc Di Triomf on the other, it’s still relatively undeveloped for tourism, with very few hotels or large restaurants..

The Catalan-speaking neighborhood is mainly residential, parents walking their children to the bus, little old ladies slowly doing their daily shopping, skateboarding teens clacking along the cobblestones.. The lack of tourism could construe Sant Pere as “low rent” compared to some of it’s more developed neighbors, but low rent sometimes awakens the entrepreneurial spirit, as evidenced by the numerous tiny shops and galleries that dot the neighborhood. Here are just a few of the reasons why we think Sant Pere is the best neighborhood in Barcelona:

Soul Kitchen

Plaça St Pere 10

We stopped in for some take-away noodles on a non-typical rainy Barcelona afternoon and were hooked.. The ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Best Neighborhood in Barcelona?
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Mercat Caterina   Barcelona’s Arc Di Triomf   Santa Piadina   Elsa Y Fred   Gran Bodega Maetrazgo   Carnisseria Pepita Valles   Red Ant   Krispy Cuts  
Author: Josh And Krissy Sedivy
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