Barcelona is a beautiful city to explore. From the quaint alleyways and narrow streets that are built for wandering, to the wide open promenade that winds along its beaches, Barcelona draws you in and beckons you with its magic. When we visited Barcelona with our children, we wanted to experience the city as locals, so we rented an apartment right in the heart of the city. We were centrally located in the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the famous boulevard of Barcelona, “La Rambla”. We lived like the locals but hit all the tourist sights. Here are our favorites and ones we would recommend if you find yourself in this capital city of Catalonia.