What living area to choose in Barcelona?

  • Ciutat Vella

The Old Town (Ciutat Vella) is the area where the main attractions of Barcelona are located: La Rambla, the medieval buildings of the Gothic Quarter, The Ciutadella Park, the Boqueria market and much more. The old town consists of four quarters – Raval, Barrio Gótico, La Barceloneta and Sant Pere – Santa Caterina i la Ribera. The most investment attractive property in Barceloneta and Sant Pere – Santa Caterina i La Ribera. Old housing is not the most successful layout, the neighborhood with crowds of tourists and immigrants – these are the hallmarks of most quarters of the Old City. Almost 50% of the population of the Old City are foreigners.


  • Poblenou

Old industrial well developed residential area of ​​Barcelona. Ideal for cycling and for footing. A lot of good bars and restaurants. At present, work is underway to modernize the district to make it one of the most important centers of new technologies in Europe. Nevertheless, the spirit of true Barcelona still hangs here, especially in the center, where the old low-rise buildings have been preserved. The area has excellent transport communications.

The 22 @ Barcelona project transforms two hundred hectares of Poblenou industrial land into an innovative district that offers modern spaces for the strategic concentration of knowledge-intensive activities. This initiative is in turn a project of urban renewal and a new model of city that wants to respond to the challenges of the knowledge society.

It is the most important urban transformation project of the city of Barcelona in recent years and one of the most ambitious in Europe of these characteristics, with a high real estate potential.

Here are also beaches and parks where you can enjoy remoteness from tourist noise.


  • Sant Marti

Ideal for those who want to relax from the bustling tourist areas. Quiet residential area of ​​the middle class.

The second most populated area of ​​the city, located in the north of Barcelona. The residential area is known as a middle-class neighborhood with lots of shopping areas, parks and entertainment centers. Historically, this vast territory developed in the north direction due to the Condal Canal, which transports water from Montcada to Barcelona. In 2004, the World Cultural Forum was held here. In connection with this important event, the district was significantly renovated and reconstructed.


  • Horta-Guinardo

The Horta-Guinardo area is located on the north-western outskirts of Barcelona. Foreign tourists rarely find themselves in this part of the city, there are not many famous sights, but there are all conditions for comfortable living. Horta-Guinardo is the hilly area of ​​the city, so many of the houses offer beautiful views of Barcelona.

Is one of the greenest neighborhoods in Barcelona. The garden museum Parc del Laberint d’Horta is the oldest in the city. In the summer, classical music concerts take place in the garden. In the Parc de la Creueta del Coll there are two lakes, a swimming pool, fountains, grounds for walking, picnics and sports, children’s playgrounds.

Infrastructure entertainment for young people is not developed, among the residents are predominantly middle-aged and older people, families with children.


  • Pedralbes

The most expensive property in Barcelona is in Pedralbes. Along with the districts of the district of Sarria-San Gervasi, this quarter is included in the “Zona Alta” – the most respectable and prestigious area of ​​Barcelona for buyers of real estate. Pedralbes is one of the few places in the city where you can buy a spacious house with a swimming pool, a vast plot of land and a garden.

Pedralbes is not the most vibrant and dynamic region, but wealthy families with children prefer to live here. Pedralbes is a quiet and safe place with excellent conditions for rest and sports. In the Pedralbes there are the Royal Polo Club and the Royal Tennis Club. There are several parks, in particular, the gardens around the Royal Palace of Pedralbes, the former residence of the Spanish King in Barcelona, ​​and the Cervantes Park, known for its extensive collection of roses.

Reference number: AP0270
  • Sarria-Sant Gervasi

Along with the area Pedralbes, it is the most prestigious and fashionable place to stay in Barcelona. The area was formed from several villages that became part of Barcelona. The highlight of the district is that the local residents were able to preserve the rural tranquility and the feeling of comfort in the conditions of modern development, surrounded by large hotels, apartments, elite restaurants and clubs.

You can find in this area: Cosmo Caixa, Amusement Park Tibidabo, Observatory of Barcelona.


  • Gracia

Until the end of the XIX century, this area was not part of Barcelona. And today the region of Gracia stands out for its self-sufficiency and independence. The apartments here are generally small, but in many of them the old details are preserved: mosaic floors, wooden ceilings, unusual balconies.

This area is famous for its 5-day festival, which takes place here in August. Local people decorate their streets, while the streets compete with each other. The results are amazing, the district is simply changing. Here is the most famous Gaudi Park – Park Güell.


  • Eixample

The period of development of the district was in the heyday of Art Nouveau, and most of the monuments of that time, including the works of the world-famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, are located right here. The area is characterized by the correct construction of streets located strictly perpendicular to each other. It is one of the central and most tourist areas of the Catalan capital. There are shops of elite brands. From the architectural point of view, the Right part of the Eixample district received more development. Originally no division into the right and left parts of the district was planned, it happened naturally. By the present street of Balmes in the middle of the 19th century there was a railway leading to the nearby village of Sarria. It became the natural boundary between parts of the Eixample district. The right side of the Eixample began to be built in the first place and gradually became the heart of modern Barcelona.

Here is the Medical Faculty of the University of Barcelona. You can walk to the Sagrada Familia, the famous Pedrera and Casa Batlló Antonio Gaudi, buildings in the style of Catalan modernism.


  • Les Corts

Ideal area for those who want to live in the financial center of the Catalan capital.

The economic and financial center of Barcelona, ​​where are hotels, restaurants and big stores. There are also several famous nightclubs and fashionable places. The area is located near the university zone of Barcelona. The transport structure of the area is very convenient for use by its residents and visiting excursions in other areas of Barcelona.

The most famous places are Stadium FC Barcelona Nou Camp, the Museum of FC Barcelona, ​​which by attendance is second only to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona.

Reference number: AP0992
  • Sants

Sants Montjuïc is the largest area in Barcelona, ​​where the largest Mediterranean port is located, as well as the Montjuic mountain. On the mountain, there are many interesting attractions: a viewing platform, which offers a magnificent view of the sea and the city; Fortress with a museum of weapons, an amusement park for children, a botanical garden. The most popular gardens in Montjuic are an exhibition of the Cacti of Jardín de Mossèn Verdaguer, Font del Gat, Estadio La Rosaleda, Jardins de Joan Maragall, Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera. After the Olympics in 1992, Montjuic had sports facilities, most of which are not used for their intended purpose: stadiums hold concerts and exhibitions.



We recommend you to choose the areas of Barcelona for buying and renting properties in accordance with your preferences, lifestyle and budget:

  • For youth: Gracia, Eixample, Sant Pere Santa-Caterina y La Ribera
  • Prestigious areas for wealthy people: Pedralbes, Sarria-San Gervasi
  • For fans of marine species: San Marti, Diagonal Mar-i-Front-Maritim, Vila-Olimpica del Poblenou, part of Barceloneta
  • For families with children: Orta-Ginardo, Les Corts, Sants-Montjuic
  • For connoisseurs of antiquity: Gothic Quarter
  • Not recommended: Raval

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