Boasting sultry curves instead of sharp edges, La Vila Olímpica traces the gentle bend of Barcelona's spectacular coastline. Fashion-conscious cosmopolitan crowds flock to the neighborhood's glittering beaches, bars, and nightclubs ready to revel and look good doing it. When you want to start your day in the sun and finish it at the break of dawn, make your way to La Vila Olímpica.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Luxury Along Barcelona's Coast
The area has two beaches, Icaria and Bogatell, both of which are increasingly popular and house quite a few beachside bars and restaurants. If you want to sunbathe in peace, you can walk up the beach away from the port, where there are far less people. Although, you may find yourself stumbling across a few nudists!"
Seaside Dining In La Vila Olímpica
This neighborhood used to be an industrial area, and is now developing into a trendy and arty district with a mixture of families and young people."
Late Nights In La Vila Olímpica
You will enjoy the best place to stay in Barcelona, "the Olympic Port," under the sun and fresh wind from the sea in the heart of the city."
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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.
Serena De Sanctis
Serena De Sanctis was born in Rome, and lives and works in Barcelona. She feels that photography enables her to approach and experience other people’s lives. Photographing Barcelona for Airbnb enabled her to get to know every corner of the city and to showcase what each neighborhood has to offer.