Monthly Archives: May 2012

Poble Sec

Barcelona’s sundry neighborhoods – the medieval Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter), trendy Born district, posh Eixample – are pretty well-defined. So how the inconspicuous ’hood of Poble Sec, located between boho-chic Raval and leafy Montjuic near the city’s southern end, manages to remain, well, indefinable is a rare and welcome mystery. In … Continue reading

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Poble Nou – Up and coming, beach, relaxed, great restaurants

Great location – quieter beaches than Barceloneta, walking distance to centre Good investment potential, prices are currently low and, with the current investment in the area (22@) it makes it a good place to buy Rambla de Poblenou – like … Continue reading

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Villa Olimpica/Diagonal Mar – Modern, luxurious, exclusive, beach, highrise

-expensive and new areas, they were transformed after the Olimpics of ´92. Here can live the people who are addicted to the beach and want to have the sea close, as well as a ¨private¨ area, a rich one, with … Continue reading

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El Raval

 Despite its former reputation for being one of Barcelona’s roughest districts, El Raval has been revitalised in recent years and is now one of the hippest places in Barcelona. Its streets aren’t as charismatic as those of Barri Gotic, but … Continue reading

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Sitges

1. Just a half-hour south of Barcelona, Sitges is a popular coastal resort for those who need to be close to the city but love the relaxed atmosphere and bohemian air of beachy Sitges. 2. The train connects the town … Continue reading

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San Cugart- or the way to live ¨green¨

San Cugat 1. An ideal place for families, San Cugat is a Barcelona suburb that’s well connected to the city centre by the regional train. 2. The pace here is a good deal slower than that of the city, and … Continue reading

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Horta-Guinardó/Sant Andreu

Horta-Guinardó 1. Horta-Guinardó is the third largest district in the city after Sants-Montjuïc and Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, and is known for the steepness of its streets, which is due to the hilly landscape in this area of Barcelona. 2.  Surrounded by … Continue reading

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