La Barceloneta
La Barceloneta
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Neighborhood redeveloped to highlight seafood and its maritime history.
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  • David P
    Washington DC, District of Columbia94 contributions
    Great beach!
    Great beach! Can be crowded at times during high season. Like any touristy beach, there are a lot of beach vendors selling food, drinks, etc. I personally love it, but I did witness some beachgoers who were getting agitated with the constant interruptions.
    Written January 26, 2023
  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia15,687 contributions
    Average beach and picturesque but not that safe neighborhood
    If for sunbathing I'd never stay around here, as 100 kms north and south from Barcelona (1 hour drive) are great beach resorts. Barceloneta beach serves mostly for the locals to cool down. Also, the beach is not clean and well arranged with very few toilets. Watch your belongings as many sketchy and suspicious people hang around. The neighborhood behind the beach is picturesque with some great (and cheap) restaurants, but again with security issues, specially at night. 10 y ago I was brutally robbed in front of my 6 y daughter then by tearing off my golden neckless from my neck and he disappeared within a second in a side street. This year we only walked the promenade for a while with nothing in our hands.
    Written September 11, 2022
  • AR-BRAY
    Little Rock, Arkansas512 contributions
    Good
    Decent beach. Chair rental stops at5. Not the cleanest but also not filthy. Best for sun bathing as the water is not super clear and is chilly but a quick dip too cool down is good. There are bathrooms and restaurants close by. There is an outdoor gym hers that is fun to watch people pump up!
    Written June 29, 2022
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hzarraga
11 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Excellent boulevard and beach to enjoy a time in front of the mediterranean sea in the heart of Barcelona city ! Lots of cafe and bars, restaurants and other facilities. Nice to do walking , biking , sport, etc. Come and visit !!!
Written March 5, 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,346 contributions
Sep 2019
The most beautiful area in my humble opinion. Next to the sea, with wonderful paths to walk, stores and hotels. Also, if you visit at night time, it has buzzing nightlife!
Written December 3, 2019
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Moscow, Russia108,474 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This is one of the four historical districts that form the old part of the capital of Catalonia. The quarter is located on alluvial lands, as if protecting the port from the east. Until the 18th century fishermen and sailors lived here. Then the territory came under the control of the military, who built it up with low buildings with similar facades.
Written December 8, 2022
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Rabih SOUAID
Beirut, Lebanon2,212 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Free
Visit Duration: You can spend a full day sunbathing and swming in Summer and spend the whole night partying.

The Barceloneta, once home of fishermen, is now one of the city's most visited and popular.
Today, it is one of the most active areas of the city, known for its first-class sandy beach and its many restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk.
Written April 17, 2019
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Divebomber12
14 contributions
Little Barcelona??. You should consider to change this description cause no one in Barcelona knows what little Barcelona is. Barceloneta was built after invader troops of Spanish Crown Felipe V helped by French troops ordered to destroy the Old Ribera neighbourhood to build up a new Citadelle (fortress) the unique fortress built in Europe not to defend a city from invaders but to submit population and Barcelona citizens under control with a permanent number of soldiers after Barcelona surrenders on September 11, 1714. This was a requirement of conquerors military engineers as they wanted direct visibility from citadelle and Barcelona to point the city with their batteries in case they have to open fire against Barcelona rebels.
Written April 6, 2013
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,010 contributions
May 2018
This is a large and historical area near the beach in Barcelona and you can skip the beach and walk the streets with the old buildings and many tapas bars and restaurants. Well worth a visit and not a usual place for tourists.
Written June 1, 2018
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j l
New York City, NY2,152 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
It's near the water and there are lots of boats nearby. It's beautiful at sunset. You can take a little walk on the boardwalk and to the beach if you have little more time.
Written January 23, 2017
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Chris S
Barcelona, Spain19 contributions
Jun 2012
Old school fishing community. Lovely locals. Go a couple of blocks off the main drag and find yourself a 'scruffy' bar/restaurant and you'll probably have the tastiest seafood at a sensible price in you life.
Written June 5, 2012
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C W
Victoria, Canada35 contributions
Mar 2014 • Family
This is actually called Barceloneta on the signs and maps of the area.

We walked here from Ciutedella Parque on a very hot and sunny Sunday, about a 20 minute walk. The beach was clean and appealing. We also enjoyed the sand castles and buskers playing music. Many places to grab a bite to eat or get a cold drink. The stalls along the water offered an array of food and souvenirs.

Tip: Be sure to barter when buying souvenirs. We saved an average of 15 to 20% off the posted prices.

Tip: Take sunscreen (fotoprotector) as the sun is strong, especially when reflecting off the water.
Written March 21, 2014
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Khalid A
Muscat Governorate, Oman31 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
It's my 3rd & last time visiting this city. I would advise everyone to be careful because the number of thefts is increasing dramatically, I parked my car in la Rambla for 5 minutes to go upstairs and check my Airbnb apartment, and when I came back the glass was broken and they stole everything. Passports, watches, laptops, 4 big bags and when I called the police they said this is normal in Barcelona we can't come to you because we are busy with other stabbing cases and we don't have enough police cars, you come to the station for the police report and that's it & we can't take the fingerprints because it's not a murder you only lost a couple of thousands of euros. Why I'm advising everyone to be careful because when I returned my car to the rental company they said that I'm the 6th car being returned from Barcelona with a broken window and when I visited the station I saw more than a group of tourists complaining of thefts in Barcelona. Thanks all and stay safe
Written October 26, 2021
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