I am considering renting an apartment on Via Laietana between Salvador Aulet and Angel Baixeras in La Ribera area.
I'll be traveling with my 65 year old parents next year, and I want to make sure this is a good area for them. We like to be centrally located, but I want them to feel comfortable and safe. The other option is finding a place in the Eixample area, close to Placa de Catalunya/Passeig de Gracia.
Do I give up the character of the Old Town for the wider & safer streets? Where would you stay as an older, first-time visitor?