Updated Oct 16 2021
The city of Barcelona is divided into a total of 10 different districts and each one of them, in turn, into several neighbourhoods. The role of the districts is to manage the specific aspects of the city, so as to help speed up action in them and to bring municipal management a little closer to the citizen, with the councillor of each of them overseeing their management.
All information about the districts of Barcelona and their neighbourhoods
The current division into 10 districts dates back to 1984 and different aspects were taken into account to create the division. Cultural and historical aspects were especially considered as the city of Barcelona is still a conjunction of different towns and areas, which to expand the size of Barcelona, have become part of it. Here we offer you information on each and every one of the districts of Barcelona as well as the list of the different neighbourhoods within them.
Ciutat Vella district
The district of Ciutat Vella is number 1, because it is the oldest part of the city and with the most history, which means that it hosts some of the most interesting places in the city, both architecturally, politically and of course in terms of tourism, as there are countless bars and restaurants aimed at tourists.
Neighbourhoods in the Ciutat Vella district
The district of l’Eixample (meaning “Expansion”) is one of the best known and most characteristic of Barcelona for, among other things, the perfect geometry of its blocks and their inner courtyards. Its current appearance is due to the remodelling carried out from the project by Ildefons Cerdà, whose objective was to design a city conceived by and for people.
Neighbourhoods in the l’Eixample district
La Nova Esquerra de l’Exiample
The district of Gràcia, which was initially known as la Vila de Gràcia, was a town separate from Barcelona until 1897 when it became part of the city as the sixth district that it is today.
Neighbourhoods in the Gràcia district
El Camp d’en Grassot – Gràcia Nova
Horta – Guinardó district
The district of Horta Guinardó is the second largest in Barcelona, is located in the northeast of the city and has a total of 11 neighbourhoods.
Neighbourhoods in the Horta – Guinardó district
La Font d’en Fargues
La Vall d’Hebron
Les Corts district
The district of Les Corts once belonged to the municipality of Sarrià. In 1836 it became its own municipality and was finally integrated into the city of Barcelona in 1899.
Neighbourhoods in the Les Corts district
Can Sol de Baix
Nou Barris district
Despite its name, the district of Nou Barris (whose name in Catalan in English means “nine neighbourhoods”), is made up of a total of 13 neighbourhoods. The origin of its name does not come from the number of neighbourhoods in the district but from a magazine of the first neighbourhood association in the area.
Neighbourhoods in the Nou Barris district
La Trinitat Nova
Vilapicina i la Torre Llobeta
Sant Andreu district
The district of Sant Andreu, in English Saint Andrew, was created from the new territorial division of the city which was carried out in 1984.
Neighbourhoods in the Sant Andreu district
Baró de Viver Peguera
El Congrés i els Indians
Sant Andreu de Palomar
Sants – Montjuïc district
In the southern part of the city is the district of Sants – Montjuïc, which has a total of 8 neighbourhoods in its extensive territory. As with other areas of Barcelona, the neighbourhood of Sants, which belongs to this district and partly gives it its name, was originally an independent town.
Neighbourhoods in the Sants – Montjuïc district
La Font de la Guatlla
La Marina del Prat Vermell
Sants – Badal
Sarrià – Sant Gervasi district
Part of the district of Sarrià Sant Gervasi, whose name originates from the original municipality of Sant Gervasi and in the village of Sarrià, is located in the upper part of the city and in certain points of it very close to the Serra de Collserola.
Neighbourhoods in the Sarrià – Sant Gervasi district
Les Tres Torres
Sant Gervasi – Galvany
El Putget i Farró
Sant Martí district
The district of Sant Martí, considered to be the tenth in the city, borders one of its neighbourhoods with the sea, which many of its inhabitants do not hesitate to take advantage of to go to the beach as soon as the summer arrives in Barcelona.
Neighbourhoods in the Sant Martí district
El Parc i la Llacuna del Poblenou
La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou
Diagonal Mar i el Front Marítim del Poblenou
El Besòs i el Maresme
Provençals del Poblenou
Sant Martí de Provençals
La Verneda i la Pau