Where to stay in Barcelona for first time tourists
Updated August 2019. The best areas for first time tourists to stay in Barcelona are generally considered to be in one of four Barcelona areas:
1) near downtown central square called Plaça de Catalunya
2) in 19th century Eixample district (has several neighbourhoods)
3) in medieval gothic Ciutat Vella district (has several neighbourhoods)
4) in modern Sant Marti area near the beaches. (has several neighbourhoods)
Scroll this webpage for maps, tips, information and hotel recommendations for first time visitors.