When most people think of Barcelona, they think of the city's Gothic Quarter, El Gòtic. As the center of medieval Barcelona, El Gòtic is responsible for the longest stretch of Les Rambles, the city’s most popular tourist boulevard. Tiny, winding streets lead to hidden plazas and endearingly cramped apartment buildings whose awnings often conceal historic shops. The neighborhood is notorious for the ceaseless tourist traffic that draws extensive attention–late-night revelers seek the clamor of clubs while late-night opportunists seek easy targets.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Life Along Les Rambles In Barcelona's Gothic Center
Everyday In El Gòtic
A History Lesson In Every Plaza
Medieval Monuments Minutes from La Rambla
As the Light Fades In El Gòtic
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Susana Lopez is a freelance photographer currently based in Barcelona. She travels wherever an interesting project takes her. Design and music are two of the corner stones of her life and she admits to feeling slightly frustrated that she didn’t become a rockstar. Photographing Barcelona for Neighborhoods made her fall in love with this amazing city all over again.
Filippo Poli specializes in architecture and landscape photography. He collaborates with architecture offices in Spain and Italy, and is regularly published in the leading international architecture magazines. Shooting for Airbnb was a good excuse for him to take a critical tour of Barcelona's cityscape and its most representative neighborhoods. He hopes the photos will help travelers to begin their journey.
The Weaver House
Hannah and Kelty are twin sisters from Portland, Oregon. After studying foreign languages together at Stanford University they parted ways, moving to Barcelona & San Francisco. Re-uniting in 2010, they launched The Weaver House: a collaboration in photography, design, and fashion. They shoot with polaroid, 35mm and digital, gravitating toward organic and unique personalities, spaces, and unions.