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Looking for the top? Best Luxury Plans in Barcelona
19 November 2018

Barcelona is one of the luxury destinations preferred by tourists with a high purchasing power worldwide and is at the height of a city like London, Rome or Paris. It is no secret to anyone that Barcelona is a magical city, with its own beauty and with an almost inexhaustible offer of culture and leisure; but in addition to that, you may wonder what exclusive plans and Premium experiences Barcelona offers. Apúntatelos, because we tell you in this post.

Lounge terraces with the best views of the city

Whether to enjoy the solarium or to enjoy a cocktail before starting to live the night of Barcelona, ​​the best way to combat the high temperatures of the Ciudad Condal is from the terrace on the top floor of a 5-star hotel. A fashion that is increasingly popular and for which we find an attractive offer.

Some of the best terraces in Barcelona have infinity pools and privileged views of the main points of the city or the Mediterranean.

Haute cuisine for the most exquisite palates

Innovation and culinary creativity have found in Barcelona the perfect ambassador and that if something distinguishes the gastronomic offer of this city is for the quality of its haute cuisine.

In Barcelona we can find more than 30 restaurants awarded with Michelin stars, one of the highest culinary awards worldwide. In 2017, Lasarte and Sant Pau restaurants.

Stay in a renovated downtown loft

For visitors looking for luxury plans, the best option is to stay in renovated apartments with exclusive designs that guarantee comfort and sophistication. According to this interior design Barcelona studio, there are many floors designed for luxury tourists, as they have been renovated and equipped with luxury furniture to give them supreme elegance.

Luxury and exclusive shops in Paseo de Gracia

Paseo de Gracia is synonymous with great brands. Prada, Channel, Versace or Manolo Blahnik are just some of the shops that can be found in one of the most exclusive avenues of Barcelona.

Another obligatory stop on the Catalan luxury boulevard is Santa Eulalia, founded in 1843 and where you can find everything from tailored haute couture to an elegant café. And all this, surrounded by the best works of modernist architecture in Barcelona, such as La Pedrera or Casa Milá.



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Best ideas to relax in Barcelona
18 September 2018

 

Sometines, Barcelona can be a stressful city. Too many people, too much noise, too many obligations. But Barcelona is also a city that offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities for all tastes. There are many corners and wonderful natural places to which we can go to walk, have a picnic, be in family, meditate, etc. Discover some of the best activities to relax in Barcelona in this article.

Relax in front of the sea

Among the many things to do in Barcelona to relax, we emphasize enjoying its beautiful coastal landscapes. What better plan than to walk along the seashore, leave your mind blank, feel the sound of the waves, the sea breeze and contemplate wonderful sunsets. An ideal option that we can experience in some of the beautiful beaches of Barcelona such as Mar Bella, Barceloneta or Nova Icaria. Take the opportunity to taste the best dishes of Catalan cuisine in one of the bars or restaurants that you will find nearby.

Walk and picnic in natural parks

The city of Barcelona has numerous natural parks and green spaces scattered throughout its territory. They are ideal places to enjoy a quiet walk, organize a different day with your family or have a picnic while watching beautiful landscapes. Among the most emblematic and unique parks and gardens of the city, we find the famous Parc de la Ciutadella or the Laberint d 'Horta, a very original and surprising space that also has beautiful corners inside.

Horse ride

A horse ride is a great activity to relax in the middle of nature completely away from the crowds and noise of the city center. If you like to ride a horse and want to enjoy a peaceful excursion, in Barcelona you have the possibility to do so. You will discover an incomparable sensation of freedom, you will download tensions and you will share very pleasant moments in a natural environment. Try it, you will love the experience!

Barcelona from the heights

Would you like to fly in a balloon and enjoy the city from above? Undoubtedly, the aeroesthatic balloon flight is a relaxing plan and one of the most exciting things we can do in Barcelona. You will star in a unique experience where you can admire the great beauty of the city, as well as other parts of Catalonia, its landscapes of mountains, coasts, lakes ... and all while floating in the air.

Wellness day

And for those who prefer to enjoy very relaxing and pleasant moments, you will find a wide range of spas and wellness centers with massagist in barcelona. There, either through a thermal circuit, a massage or any body and facial treatment, it is possible to relax body and mind, disconnect from the stress of daily routine and leave completely renovated. Do not hesitate to reserve a day of your agenda to reward yourself with the care and attention you deserve.



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Just one day in Barcelona? Top things you can't miss
22 May 2018

If you walk around Barcelona you have a certainty: you will have an incredible experience. The streets of the city look like an open-air museum; the unique architecture mixes modernist and gothic styles in a confluence of beautiful facades. But if you stay in this city for just one day, how about make a tour in Barcelona to optimize your time so you do not miss the main activities?

 

Morning

Start the day by visiting the Sagrada Familia, the bestvwork of Antonio Gaudí and one of the most popular spots in the city, and head to the Plaza Espanya to appreciate the view of the National Art Museum of Catalonia. It is very simple to make this journey by public transport, then you can take the train, bus or subway.

This is one of the most emblematic landscapes of the city and will dazzle you with all its height and beauty. In the Plaza Espanya itself, take a bus to the Castle of Montjuïc. You can only observe its exterior and enjoy the panoramic views that the site offers (since it is 170 meters from the sea level), but we recommend that you take the time to visit it. Built in 1640, it served as a fortress, a military prison and, in 1963, it was opened to visitors.

Late

Finishing the visit to the castle, go down the cable car to Port Vell. In addition to quickly reaching the next area of ​​the visit, you will have an impressive view of the city. This port is also one of the postcards of the city, where you can see the contrast between the modern bridge and the old buildings in the background.

Continue to Las Ramblas, the most famous avenue in the city, stroll by and enjoy a delicious lunch at La Boqueria, the municipal market, which has several typical dishes - and lots of ham. Then walk through the Gothic quarter of the city, the Gothic. Take a walk through the streets, which are typical of Barcelona: narrow, decorated with flags on the terraces and with a unique architecture.

After lunch, relax in the Parc de la Ciutadella, you will be delighted with the landscape, the lake and take the opportunity to see the Arc de Triomphe of the city, which is right next to it. After the park ends the afternoon at the beach of Barceloneta. You can watch the sunset from the beach or sit in one of the chiringuitos, beach bars, to try a drink and enjoy the amazing view decorated with palm trees.

 

Night

For those who like a lively nightlife, Barcelona has several options; the same beach of Barceloneta has several famous nightclubs.

If you are going to visit Barcelona on Friday or Saturday, go to the Plaza Espanya and attend the Magic Fountains show, full of lights, colors and music. The stage is completely transformed and it is incredible!

How about? The best of Barcelona in a single day!



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Different plans for couples in Barcelona
09 May 2018

There is nothing worse for a relationship than to fall into monotony and routine. Many people think every day new options so that each moment with their partner may be as intense as the first date. However, we may run out of imagination or lack of ideas.

For all this we have prepared a list with different plans In Barcelona that you can do with your partner to give your relationship a fresh touch and have something fun to tell after living a new experience.

 

Massages raised

Today there is a wide range of erotic massages in Barcelona that can help us get out of the routine and raise the tone of our relationship by learning to know our partner even more and to stimulate yourselves in a different way. The massage for couples will drive your feelings and emotions to learn to enjoy even more the intimacy.

Skydiving

Perhaps the most appropriate thing to get out of the routine is to go to heaven and jump on it. Each time, more people acquire bonds for parachute jumps for couples. It is a bonus that allows you to make a parachute jump, with a monitor, but at the same time with your partner. They also usually include photographs and videos to immortalize the moment. A unique way to get out of the routine.

Gastronomic routes

They say that penalties, with bread, are less. When we eat something well prepared, tasty and that we like, we have another perception of the world and the company. There are many gastronomic routes that you can make as a couple and eat the world with bites, never better said.

Dance classes

It used to be that couples used to sign up together for dance classes when they retired and wanted to learn ballroom dancing. Today the offer has increased and there are new dances that have become popular and are very fun to perform as a couple, such as swin or salsa, for example.



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Family holidays: 6 options to enjoy with children in Blanes
09 October 2017

Blanes has become, little by little, one of the main holiday destinations in the Costa Brava for the whole family. Tourism in this seafaring village goes back to the fifties of the last century, which has improved its services and facilities. In 2007 all this effort was recognized, since Blanes was the first coastal town to obtain the Family Tourist Destination Certificate of the Catalan Tourism Agency.

Blanes offers plenty of entertainment options for children, from playgrounds to outdoor play, in squares and along the promenade, to water parks and events organized by museums and private companies. Around 70 restaurants have also received the Certificate of Family Destination, which offers special menus for children, adapted chairs ... The public services work perfectly and you can find all types of holiday homes in Blanes with all the services of the needs of the families

Here we have chosen 6 opinions that make Blanes a great destination for family travel:

1. It has a great variety of games

Most of the beaches in Blanes are perfect for families with children, as their waters are quiet and shallow. The central beaches of golden sands extend facilities to enjoy a great day on the beach: showers, restrooms, first aid services, sun loungers rentals and pedal boats, etc.

Both Blanes beach and S'Abanell beach - this last one the longest of the Costa Brava – have all kinds of activities for kids, like volleyball, windsurfing, water skiing, paragliding, sailing, boat trips ... And for the smallest children, you also can find a large number of water activities offered by the Children's Club with quality monitors that ensure that boys and girls enjoy themselves with total safety.

If you prefer smaller, quiet beaches, surrounded by pure nature, you can choose to visit some of the charming coves of Blanes, such as Cala San Francesc, which also has the main services for you to enjoy with your children.

2. The relaxed atmosphere of a fishing village

Blanes also boasts a long promenade filled with lovely terraces, a lane and handcrafted stalls, which is worth visiting at dusk. You can even get on the train that runs along the Blanes coastline for a boat trip along the coast.

Another alternative is to stroll through the port, where you will find yachts and small fishermen's boats and where you can enjoy fresh fish or seafood or approaches to the fish market, one of the few still active in the Costa Brava. As you can see, if you decide to rent a holiday home on Blanes beach, enjoy a few relaxing days with lots of options to enjoy with your family.

3. The breathtaking view from the castle

Another worthy family activity is going up the hill of San Juan, until reaching the castle of the same name. It is located 173 meters high and from it you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views of Blanes, the port, the beaches and the whole coast. On clear days, we even reach the top of Montjuïc mountain in Barcelona.

Be sure to carry enough water for the road and avoid the central hours of the day, as it can get too hot especially in summer. Also, wear comfortable shoes and protected from the sun with sun visors and sunscreen.

If you think your kids are too young to walk up the stairs and climb up to the castle, you can also choose to hop on a serpentine road that has free parking places.

4. Fascinating festivals and local traditions

As a lively town, Blanes enjoys diverse attractions, markets and all kinds of events throughout the year. The celebration of the Night of San Juan in Blanes is one of the best in Catalonia. After all, Blanes has a castle and a hill whose name comes from the same saint.

If you are in the area at the end of July, you will have the opportunity to experience the impressive Blanes Fireworks Competition, one of the best on the Costa Brava and throughout Europe. It usually attracts thousands of people and is part of the Blanes Festival. You can enjoy live concerts and all kinds of family-oriented celebrations, such as giant parades, fireworks and folk dances.

 In winter we also find a great number of events for the whole family, such as the fun Carnival costume parade in February or the magic of the Three Wise Men's Parade on 5 January.

5. The most amazing botanical gardens

If you want to enjoy unforgettable moments in family, in a relaxed place and return home with a lot of beautiful photographs, then you will love the botanic gardens of Blanes.

The Marimurtra garden, in Blanes, is considered one of the best botanical gardens in Europe. Nestled on top of a mountain, this colorful garden offers wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful rocky coves that lie just below the garden.

More than 300,000 people visit this garden every year, as it is one of the Costa Brava's greatest attractions. In addition, your children will have a great time because, apart from the 4,000 species of plants, there are also many very friendly parrots, which are not afraid of humans, so they come to pose in the photos.

 You can reach the garden of Marimurtra on foot, as it is only 1.5 km from the center of Blanes (follow the street of Passeig de Carles Faust, just behind the port) and take the opportunity to visit the coves that are way, for example, Cala San Francesç. The garden is open every day from 10:00 to 17:00 and admission costs € 6.5.

Another well-known botanical garden is Pinya de Rosa, which, like the previous one, also enjoys fabulous views of the sea. With almost 7,000 species of plants, you can show your children many types of cactus, aloe vera and palm trees.

In addition, you can promise your children that, after the visit, you will refresh yourself on a beautiful beach, as it is worth taking advantage of the free parking that includes the entrance (4 euros) and enjoy the cove Treumal, located only 300 meters away. This is undoubtedly a perfect plan to spend an incredible summer afternoon, as the Pinya de Rosa garden opens from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

6. A fun outdoor day with kids

There are many places in Blanes where you can have fun with children. You can go bowling, play mini-golf at the Garbí Mini Park or entertain yourself at the Karting Club Blanes circuit.

For a special day in some water park or adventure, these are the best options in and around Blanes.

The large water park, called Water World, has a large number of attractions for all ages, from water slides, wave pools and jacuzzis. In addition, since 2010 we can launch on its 40 meters slide, almost vertical ... A more than refreshing experience! If you fancy spending a day having fun in pools and slides under the sun, just head to Lloret de Mar, the neighboring town of Blanes. A short distance from the center of Lloret de Mar, less than 15 minutes drive from Blanes, you will find the best water park on the east coast of Spain and one of the largest in Europe.

Another option for a great family holiday is the Palafolls Marineland, just 10 minutes from Blanes. This water park has a dolphinarium where shows and educational activities are offered for the little ones.

Very close to Pals, just an hour from Blanes, you can experience a unique outdoor adventure with your children at Porc Aventura Costa Brava. Here you can spend an incredible day jumping from tree to tree, since it has more than 80 different activities, all of them suspended several meters high in the tree tops: zip lines, jump jumps, ropes, nets, hanging bridges, tunnels...

 And the best of all is that you can enjoy of all these activities in Blanes for you and your family staying at one of the best bungalows of Costa Brava, in the Camping Bellaterra. This camping has direct access to the beach of S'Abanell, where you can practice water sports and offers visitors a wide range of services such as entertainment, food, walking and culture .. Don’t miss the opportunity!

 

 



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Why study Spanish in Barcelona?
14 July 2017

 

Studying Spanish is always a good option, and it is better if you decide do it in one of the most exciting cities in Spain. There are many reasons why we prefer learn Spanish in Barcelona, but here we want to expose only the most important.

 

1. The influence in the world

Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world, behind English and Mandarin Chinese. It is spoken in Spain, the Caribbean Islands (Cuba and Puerto Rico), the Dominican Republic, North America (Mexico), Central America (Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) and South America (Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador). Spanish is also the second most spoken language in the United States. And the most important, the Spanish language is also one of the two official languages in Barcelona.

 

2. The extensive Hispanic culture

Studying Spanish will help you enjoy the work of masters of literature, film, and culture. The works of Garcilaso, Quevedo, Bécquer, Cervantes, García Márquez, Allende or Neruda, as well as Almodóvar, Saura or Médem can only be appreciated in their original language in all their extension.

And more and more, the film and television industry is more important, with actors such as Benicio del Toro or Antonio Banderas, or directors like Alejandro González Iñarritu, Alfonso Cuarón or Pedro Almodóvar, singers like Ricky Martín, Pablo Alborán or Jennifer Lopez and many more .

3. By tourism

If you are traveling to Barcelona for vacation, work or study reasons, speaking Spanish will help you a lot. Studying Spanish will open many doors to a professional level.

Barcelona is a must visit because it has tones of museums, ancient architecture, vestiges of many cultures and you can travel places for hours breathing a culture without par. Thus, studying Spanish while on vacation is also a very good option to make the most of your stay in the country of your choice.

 

4. Because it will help you with other languages

Modern Spanish is part of the languages ​​derived from Latin. In addition to Spanish, the languages ​​that are part of this group are: Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian (including the Moldovan dialect), Catalan and Galician. Thus, if you already have a medium level of the language, you will know the grammatical structure of the Romance languages ​​and you will not have much difficulty when you read texts in these languages, since a high percentage of words have kept the same structure and although they change their pronunciation, they are very similar.

 

5. For the gastronomy

Without a doubt, one of the best reasons why to learn Spanish. Although the most famous cuisines in Europe are French and Italian, the sophistication of the first and the simplicity of the second, make Spain, and Barcelona as well, a gastronomic power worldwide and the multiple Michelin Stars and international awards attest.

Nothing like being able to order something typical like a paella, a cold gazpacho or some crumbs. Cold tapas, hot food and deep dishes enchant Spain as a top-class culinary destination and knowing Spanish will help you get into that world.



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Foreigner looking for luxury home in Spain
20 June 2017

   

Luxury housing has always been a market dominated by international buyers although in recent months national investors are beginning to demand this type of property in Spain. But if we focus on the foreign buyer, they make at least the 14 percent of real estate transactions in Spain. Most of them, thanks to the services provided by Luxury Real Estate Barcelona.

The latest news from the National Institute of Statistics of Spain (INE) show that sales of homes for more than 900,000 euros in the most coveted regions increased significantly during 2016. Across Spain, the number of prime housing transactions rose by 27 per hundred. Valencia recorded the strongest increases, increasing by 104 percent. In Madrid and Marbella sales of luxury homes increased 31 percent, Ibiza 24 percent and Costa Brava 37 percent.

In this context, there are still a large number of Englishmen, as well as French, Belgians, Dutch and Scandinavians, interested in having a single-family home on the coast, although German is still the predominant nationality in the Balearics and Catalonia. Chinese, meanwhile, have also increased their presence attracted by the Golden Visa.

The reasons

The reasons for this growth in Spain of foreign investment are due to the current international situation: the Brexit, the deceleration of China, economic expectations in the US, etc., coupled with growth in Spain and greater ease for obtain financing as well as the high profitability of rents.

The purpose

The main motivation for the purchase focuses on 30 percent in the first residence and 43 percent as a second home. In recent months there has also been a considerable increase in the number of buyers who purchase property for investment purposes (22 percent), while only 3 percent of buyers sought to obtain the Golden Visa.

The location

International clients are mainly concentrated in large cities or on the coast, with Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Valencia as their preferred locations, where they invest in apartments or flats that also use as a second residence. Mallorca, Catalonia, Valencia and Andalusia are areas chosen for second homes or places to settle after retirement.

The price

You can not talk about a single type of product or purchase price for foreigners, but their interest has diversified greatly in terms of typology and budget. For example in the coastal regions, the most sought after properties are villas with sea views and private pools in prime areas of between 500,000 euros and 1,000,000 euros. The main challenge is to find quality housing in this price range, so demand exceeds supply, especially in the most desirable neighborhoods of Barcelona and Madrid.



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Experience flamenco in Barcelona is possible
12 June 2017

 

Palms, heels and lot of talent. This is Spanish flamenco, a dance with its origins in the cities of the south of Spain that also can be enjoyed in other points of the country. Flamenco is Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity according to Unesco and for those who know how to seek and value quality, it is also possible to attend a flamenco show in Barcelona.

Tips to understanding flamenco

Why is it special?

Flamenco dates back to the 15th century, when Muslims, Jews, Christians and Gypsies lived together in Andalusia. It is characterized by having its own norms and rhythms and are especially important the touch (el toque), the dance (el baile) and the folk singing (el cante).

Dance

The best way to understand how flamenco dancing is, it is watching it, and for this I leave you a great video.

Instruments

The musical instruments that make up flamenco are castanets, guitar and cajon (a flamenco box drum), as well as heels or palms. The fan and skirt of the dress also play a fundamental role.

Clothing

The women's flamenco costume is composed of a long dress with 8 or 9 ruffles and also by other accessories, such as the comb, earrings, shawl and flowers.

The men's suit is the fair's own: wide-brimmed hat, shirt, waistcoat, belt and trousers.

Some Keywords:

Olé! - If you know a word in Spanish, surely this expression is on the list. This expression is used by flamenco singers and dancers to cheer each other up.

Duende - It is the "mysterious charm" or charisma that the flamenco performers have.

Great characters

Some of the most famous flamenco characters have been Camarón de la Isla, Paco de Lucía (one of the best Spanish guitar musicians in history), La Niña de la Puebla, Estrella Morente, José Mercé, Lola Flowers or Antonio Molina.

Catalonia is a region of Spain with its own cultural identity and other cultural and artistic manifestations of great importance, such as the human towers of catells. However, Barcelona is also a cosmopolitan city and attracting thousands of tourists who want to know the whole country in a single city. It is for this reason that it is easy to find flamenco dresses, castanets and other things on the streets of Barcelona.



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Why Dreta de l'Eixample in one of the best districts to live in Barcelona
16 May 2017

L'Eixample (Ensanche in Spanish) is the name given to the second district of the city of Barcelona. It occupies the central part of the city, in a wide area of ​​7.46 km² designed by Ildefonso Cerdá. In addition, it is the most populous district of Barcelona and of all Spain in absolute terms, with 262,485 inhabitants. The Passeig de Gràcia is located in the heart of the Eixample and divides it into two: "the left Eixample" and "the right Eixample". If you are a student looking for student apartments in Barcelona, you should read this article because you're going to love Dreta de L’Eixample!

 

 The Golden Square

Dreta de l'Eixample is the central district of Barcelona and it’s delimited by the streets of Naples and Balmes and bordered by the districts of Gracia and Ciutat Vella.

In this context is the well-known and famous Golden Square ("Quadrat d'Or" in Catalan), which is in its limits, with the Paseo de Gracia as a backbone. In this square are the main modernist jewels of the City of Barcelona: La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller, Casa Lleó Morera or Casa Rocamora. Also in these streets are the big luxury firms and some of the best hotels.

Cafes, walks and the best restaurants

The Eixample is a residential area of ​​the city (one of the safest) and which in turn offers a dynamic nightlife and a pleasant culture of cafes. In addition to the tradition of sitting on the terraces of the neighborhood to see people pass, it is the ideal place to take a long walk in its streets observing the wonderful architecture that it offers.

Also in L'Eixample are some of the best and most expensive restaurants in the city, making it the perfect place for a glamorous dinner with friends or for a romantic evening. Living in l'Eixample is synonymous with comfort. The area has a very good communication, which allows, through the metro, the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat) and the bus, to reach any part of Barcelona in a really short time. Even walking you can reach most points of interest in the city, as it is one of the most central neighborhoods.

 

What’s else?

In the most central area we find great shops, offices and luxury homes. Dreta de l'Eixample was in the early twentieth century a bourgeois neighborhood, many of whom went to live in the upper area, despite this the neighborhood is still a comfortable, middle-upper class.

 The floors in general are large, with quite a few rooms and balconies, although many are antique. It is an expensive place to live, especially for a single person; you can find many rooms to rent in this area. Buying a flat in this area can cost between 4500€ to 5900€ per m².

Overall it is a safe area, with some of the city's most expensive shops and restaurants as well as gyms and upscale shops and good private colleges. While it is true that the presence of tourists attracts some pickpockets. Among its disadvantages is the lack of car parks. It is a good area, central and well-connected if you can afford it, not only buy or rent a flat in this area, also pay a lot more for schools or gyms for example.



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Best Neighborhoods Of Barcelona To Live
08 May 2017

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Since 1984, the city of Barcelona is divided administratively into ten districts, which in turn subdivide into a total of 73 districts, all very different and with nothing similar to each other; There are cool, downtown, student, beach, village, exclusive ... Before reading and start to locate, you can see the official map of the neighborhoods of Barcelona.

 

The best areas of Barcelona

In these next neighborhoods, you will find the best quality of life, the most valued houses, tranquility and little traffic, but it does not mean that in them you find the greatest daily comfort at services or communications in public transport.

 

District of Les Corts (3 districts)

Les Corts: It was an old municipality that was added to Barcelona, ​​becoming a residential neighborhood of middle class. It acts as a bridge between the tranquility of the exclusive "high zone" and the hustle and bustle of the working-class neighborhood of Sants. It has the presence of the small neighborhood trade and the commercial axis is, above all, on Avenida Diagonal (with l'Illa Shopping Center as main attraction). In terms of housing, the large blocks of medium / medium-high quality predominate.

La Maternitat i Sant Ramon: This neighborhood located in the left peripheral area (between the municipality of l'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Pedralbes) is the result of the expansion of Les Corts towards the side of Llobregat. Due to its location, it is a gateway to the city, both along the Diagonal and Collblanc Street.

It is well-known for being one of the centers of university activity and also for hosting the well-known football stadium of Barcelona, ​​Camp Nou. The commercial axes are in the Madrid Avenue and in the Road of Collblanc, although it includes other areas with great sports, university and sanitary equipment. In its wide streets and large apples, blocks of flats of medium or high height and medium or high quality predominate. The population that inhabits the neighborhood is middle class.

Pedralbes: It is one of the most exclusive residential areas of Barcelona, ​​and therefore, the most expensive. Who has not heard of Pedralbes? It occupies the western peripheral zone of the city, from the sierra, to the more urban zone of the Diagonal. It is also characterized by being one of the areas more rested and isolated from the noise, with tree-lined streets and very quiet. Its main routes are the Avenida Pedralbes and Avenida d'Esplugues, although in general, it is a neighborhood with few shops and very dispersed; The majority, concentrated in the street Doctor Ferran. In the highest part of Pedralbes is where are the large and luxurious houses and mansions in gardens for the most fortunate; In the lower part, there are high-standing floors in isolated blocks and surrounded by private communal areas. Of course, it is inhabited by the upper class.

 

District Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (6 districts)

The Putget i Farró: It is formed by two parts, Putget to the north and Farró to the south. The Putget is a small mountain that extends between Sant Gervasi bordering with Vallcarca and the Penitents. In Farró the low houses with inner courtyards and the cottage stand out. In the heart of the neighborhood are the pleasant Gardens ofl Turó del Putget. It is inhabited by wealthy population of upper class, since in the past, the territory was the summer resort of the bourgeoisie.

Sarrià: For all its virtues, it is the most expensive neighborhood in Barcelona. Also located in the peripheral area (on the left slope of the Sierra de Collserola), it was the last autonomous municipality to be added to the city, thus becoming another neighborhood, but at the same time different, because it still preserves its identity and village atmosphere . They can be found from large single-family houses of low height, to luxury floors. It is a haven for the well-to-do middle class.

Sant Gervasi - La Bonanova: Its name distinguishes it from the neighboring district Sant Gervasi - Galvany, which corresponds to the lower part. The streets are especially inclined, since it is located in the environs of the Mountain range of Collserola. The most commercial streets are Mandri and Muntaner and in the high part there are several educational, social, religious and cultural centers. As for the type of buildings, we find from houses that form closed apples, isolated blocks with high-end floors and large luxury rooms. Of course, it is populated by upper-class people.

Sant Gervasi - Galvany: Closed by Gràcia and l'Esquerra de l'Eixample, it is the most urban, popular and commercial area of ​​the "upper zone", since most of its streets are full of shops. There are buildings of all kinds, in a closed block, single-family and multi-family dwellings of low height and large floors of high standing. The type of population we find is diverse, middle-upper class in the central part and very high purchasing power in the left sector.

Les Tres Torres: High class residential neighborhood with wide tree-lined streets, pleasant and solitary. Although it hardly has commercial activity, it presents some equipment and services of great prestige. There are isolated half-height blocks with large high-end floors surrounded by private garden areas and also the presence of some luxurious villas. Like the other neighborhoods, it is inhabited by the more affluent population of Barcelona.

Vallvidrera, El Tibidabo and Les Planes: These three urban residential areas are located in the Catalan Coastal Range, in the Sierra de Collserola, totally separated from the plain and the urbanized territory of Barcelona. Predominant quality buildings, isolated single-family houses, both old towers, houses of more recent construction and are supplied by small businesses. The neighbors are middle-upper class.



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