Ciutat Vella (meaning the old city) is the oldest neighborhood in all of Barcelona. This is why it’s also called District 1. The neighborhood oozes history and remains to this date the center of life and excitement. Allow yourself to spend a sunny day getting lost in the neighborhood’s small and narrow streets. The charming small shops are truly hidden gems in the otherwise crowded and busy Barcelona. Ciutat Vella consists of 4 smaller neighborhoods; El Raval, Barceloneta, Barrio Gotico, and El Born. Common to all 4 neighborhoods is the small streets and the exclusion of the grid plan most of Barcelona is designed after. This enhances the distinct charm this neighborhood has making it a must-visit when you are enjoying your time in Barcelona!