The above map shows Barcelona city center hotels.
It’s hard to decide what is Barcelona city center or downtown Barcelona. Barcelona is a small city so some neighborhoods such as Sagrada Familia or Gràcia are very close from the city center although they are not part of it.
The historic city center has been ‘ciutat vella’ (Old town Barcelona) that was the whole city before the Old town walls were destroyed and the city expanded in the mid 19th century.
Nowadays we can consider Downtown Barcelona or the Barcelona city center, the ‘Ciutat Vella’ district and also some parts of l’Eixample Neighbourhood such as Passeig de Gracia area…