On the northeast side of Barcelona, at the foot of Serra Collserola, is Horta-Guinardó, one of the most extensive districts of the city. Barcelona is a vibrant city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most famous cities in the world. You can find everything in this city, historical streets with plenty of architecture, great urbanism, renowned gastronomy, year-round cultural activities, and lively beaches. Stay in one of the neighborhoods that preserve the small-town feeling, and enjoy accommodation between modernist streets and a relaxed environment while staying in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Our recommendations on which areas to stay in
- Stay in luxury accommodation in the city’s center in the El Baix Guinardó Neighborhood, close to Jardins Baix Guinardó. This lively area is close to the city’s main attractions, so you will be in the center of everything at a walkable distance.
- The areas of Horta Neighborhood offer accommodation for families in one of the best-suited areas to enjoy the tranquility of a small town while still being in a big city. Stay in areas close to Plaça d’Eivissa. Enjoy the historic streets of the neighborhood and all the amenities at a walkable distance in a family-friendly environment.
- Are you traveling on a budget? The district of Horta-Guinardó offers several options for accommodation at a fair price. We recommend the areas close to Plaça Catalana in El Guinardó Neighborhood to enjoy the city and stay on a tight budget.
These are our recommendations on accommodations in Horta-Guinardó in 4 categories:
A rural town that became part of the city.
The district of Horta-Guinardó has a unique identity worth discovering. In the last 70 years, it has become a well-connected area of Barcelona and a vibrant community with all the history and attractions to be enjoyed and discovered, still maintaining its essence and preserving the tranquility of a small town. It was a rural area until 1950 when it got urbanized, and the city started to welcome people from the whole region. It consists of 11 neighborhoods, each with unique places to visit.
The district is known for its natural landscapes, hidden architecture, and parks. You can enjoy the views from the Parc del Camel, one of the most prominent green spaces in the city, or another great spot to have panoramic views of the city is Turó de la Rovira, both in the El Carmel neighborhood. Walk through Plaça de Les Bugaderes in the Horta neighborhood and discover this small city area with its tiny houses and narrow streets. Discover the Pavelló de la República Española in La Vall d’Hebron Neighborhood, it is a replica of a modernist building used in the International Exposition of Paris of 1937 as a representation of the Spanish culture, and it has inside a reproduction of the painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso.
One of the advantages of a stay in the Horta-Guinardo district is its closeness to other parts of the city. It is located north of the Eixample district, part of the city expansion projects from the XIX-Century. In this area, you will be close to several landmarks of the city, such as Palau Macaya Cultural Center and modernist landmark building, and the renowned modernist church La Sagrada Familia. And is a well-connected district by public transportation, so it will be easy to discover the whole city from here.
Luxury stays in the El Baix Guinardó neighborhood.
The neighborhood of El Baix Guinardó is the perfect spot to enjoy Barcelona in a unique area, close to everything, and with parks and gardens on every street. Stay in the surrounding regions to Jardins Baix Guinardó, where you can enjoy the city layout and surround yourself with modernist architecture and small hidden gardens. Visit the Jardins de la Industria in Carrer de la Marina and extensive parks like Parc de Les Aigües in Ronda del Guinardó.
There are great options for accommodation in this area for you to enjoy the district of Horta-Guinardó and discover Barcelona from this area. You will easily access the city landmarks by public transportation or by car. Take a short walk to visit La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell in the neighboring districts.
Close to your accommodation in this area, you can find food options at a short walk from your stay, such as the Italian restaurant BelleBuòn or Mesón A Veiga, a Galician restaurant, both in Travessera de Gràcia or local food at Comida de Olla in Carrer de Praga at just 450 meters away from your accommodation.
Stay in a family-friendly neighborhood.
The Horta Neighborhood is a historical, family-friendly area of Horta-Guinardó. Close to nature and well connected to the city, this area with a relaxed pace will give you a convenient stay in Barcelona. Look for accommodation close to Plaça d’Eivissa, with all the amenities to make your family stay pleasant.
- Around the plaza, you will find convenience stores and grocery shops, such as Veritas at Plaça d’Eivissa or Dia Supermarket in Carrer de Lisboa, within a short distance from your family’s accommodation.
- Nearby this area, you can find pharmacies and clinics, such as Fulton Pharmacy in Carrer de Fulton and Horta Pharmacy in Baixada del Mercat, and close to the Horta Public Clinic at Carrer de Lisboa.
- Visit the several parks of this area, such as Parc de Les Rieres d’Horta and Parc de la Rosa de Luxemburg, or make a trip to the Parc del Laberint d’Horta, a cypress tree maze in the park with areas to make picnics and activities and the historical landmark of Torre Sobirana a medieval tower.
- Enjoy the best food options around this area. Visit Can Xus at Carrer d’Horta to try Catalonian specialties with your family. Have a casual pizza dinner at Il Trastevere at Carrer de Dante Alighieri or a sweet pastry at Patisserie Santantoni in Carrer del Tajo.
Look for accommodation close to Plaça d’Eivissa to enjoy a family-friendly environment close to the city center of Barcelona.
Visiting Horta-Guinardó on a budget.
The district of Horta-Guinardó is an excellent area for budget stays in Barcelona as it is primarily residential; the renting prices are lower than in other parts of the city. We recommend you stay close to Avenida de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat and Plaça Catalana in El Guinardó Neighborhood. In this area, you can access public transportation to move around the city, and it also is a great spot to eat local food at a fair price.