La Ribera Vacations

La Ribera is part of Barcelona, a famous city that has 1,600,000 inhabitants. La Ribera can be found less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from Barcelona’s city center. If you are arriving by air, La Ribera is 8 miles (13 kilometers) from Barcelona International Airport.

To feel the real pulse of Barcelona, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby neighborhoods like La Rambla, Barcelona, and Poblenou.

Sagrada Familia, certainly one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions is only 1 mile (2 kilometers) away.

You’ll find some unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around La Ribera. Visit the interactive and traditional museums and collections in Maritime Museum, Picasso Museum and the Fundacio Joan Miro. For a great night out, pick up some tickets to the Tivoli Theatre, the Victoria Theatre and the Palau de la Musica Catalana, one of the region’s premier concert venues. There are some popular galleries to visit near here. In particular, don’t miss the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona and the Barbier-Mueller Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.

Check out a few of the best attractions for children in the area, including CEM Maritim. Take a tour of Barcelona Zoo and Barcelona Aquarium, and learn about some of the most interesting creatures in the world.

Get active in the great outdoors at the many beautiful destinations nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Enjoy listening to the birds, skim rocks in the shallows and catch some rays at nearby the Mar Bella Beach, Bogatell Beach and the Nova Icaria Beach. Take some time out to enjoy the sounds of children playing at local green spaces that are sure to delight such as the Parc de la Ciutadella and the Parc del Centre del Poblenou.

Visitors looking for interesting places to visit in and around the La Ribera area should not miss out on Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral. Learn more about Barcelona’s past by checking out nearby historic sites, such as Torre Agbar, the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and the Baro de Quadras Palace.

Spend a few hours at Las Ramblas, Maremagnum and the Santa Caterina Market for some retail therapy.

After a long day enjoying the charms of La Ribera, get a good nights sleep in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the Hotel Barcelona Universal, the Oriente Atiram Hotel, and the Hotel 1898.

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