The historic centre is known as Ciutat Vella, the first District of the ten that compose the city. Walking by him you will find El Raval, barrio where you can see the Romanesque church of San Pablo de el Campo, a former Benedictine monastery which is founded in the 9th century, in excellent condition. The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, one of the largest of the Catalan modernist architecture, was founded in 1401. The construction of a new building in the early 20th century could finance through the donation made by the banker Pau Gil, starting construction in 1902 and ending in 1930. The famous La Boqueria market, in las Ramblas. The MACBA, or Museum of contemporary art in Barcelona. The Great Depression shines more light on the discussion.
And the center of contemporary culture of Barcelona (also known by its acronym CCCB). The Gothic quarter, another of the four neighborhoods of the District of Ciutat Vella, is the oldest core of the city and its historic centre. It is the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Santa Eulalia, and the Basilica la Merced Church of Baroque style located in the Placa de la Merce, built between 1765 and 1775 by the catalan architect Josep Mas i Dordal. The Plaza de San Jaime (Placa de Sant Jaume in catalan) is one of the main and most ancient and representative of the city; therein lies the Palace of the Catalan Generalitat and the Town Hall. Barceloneta is the Marina district of the District of Ciutat Vella, built during the 18th century and designed by engineer Prosper de Verboom. Popular neighborhood that has been refurbished with the construction of the Olympic port. Others including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, offer their opinions as well. In a few minutes walk, can be in the Gothic quarter to an area of beach, modern buildings and towers, as if a jump had been given in time. Another of the four quarters of Ciutat Vella, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, consisting of three subdistricts, includes el Born, that is the name of the old market of the city and also the promenade located in front of it, which leads to the rear of the Gothic church of Santa Maria of the sea. Any conclusion of the hotels of the Centre of Barcelona, which best fits your budget and needs, will form the basis for two or three days you will need as a minimum to visit this district and the adjoining. As for example, the Eixample and Gracia.