Barcelona's old fisherman neighborhood is an eclectic mix of tourists, immigrants and long time locals. Stroll through Barceloneta's main plaza at 8am and you'll see the 'senoras' laughing, gossiping and people watching as they sip their morning espressos at their favourite cafe.
Barceloneta is a neighborhood like none other; located adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea and the city's beautiful boardwalk, it acts as both one of the most touristy sections of town and at the same time it's maintained strong roots as a local fisherman quarter; full of old school tapas joints, long standing bars and a loyal community of older Catalans who have witnessed the neighborhood evolve through the generations.
A few notable restaurants in the area include Santa Marta which is directly on the beach, as well as Salamanca restaurant and Can Majo, if you're in the mood for paella.
Puda Can Manel
Hotel Grand Marina
Hotel Front Maritim
Marina View B&B