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The best neighbourhoods to live in Barcelona

The best neighbourhoods to live in Barcelona

El Raval

El Raval mixes art, culture and an urban vibe that attracts both locals and tourists. The edgy neighbourhood is full with museums and bars, which turns it into a place full of life from sun to sun. Here you’ll find many of Barcelona’s best bars, hippest restaurants and contemporary culture art pieces. It is also common to find boutique clothing stores in El Raval.
The amazing location near Las Ramblas, the main avenue of Barcelona, makes it an attraction to tourists from all over the world. El Raval is located between the two most famous food markets in Barcelona, La Boqueria in Las Ramblas e Mercat Sant Antoni. If you’re a meat lover, Jamon Serrano is a must.

🏘️  The Neighbours:
The multicultural neighbourhood is full of artists, nightlife lovers and tourists.

💙  You’ll fall in love with:
The colorful, artistic vibe that is present in every corner.

📍 Interesting points:
Palau Güell is one of many of Gaudi’s spectacular pieces of architecture. This is a magnificent building of the art nouveau movement.

🚌  Transportation:
Metro: (Stops: Paral·lel, Sant Antoni, Universitat)

💶  Average Rent Price: 771€


Dreta de l’Eixample

Designed by the civil engineer Ildefonso Cerdà in the 19th-century, this neighbourhood is the perfect example of a well developed modern urbanism project. With a grid-like layout, large streets and same-height buildings, the Eixample soon became one of the best places to live in Barcelona.
Dreta de L’Eixample is “the right side” of the Eixample neighbourhood. This neighbourhood gathers the highest concentration of modernist architecture in the city. It’s very central and in the heart of the city, with wide streets, beautiful residential buildings, and some of Gaudí’s masterpieces: Casa Battló and Casa Milà. It’s also home to Passeig de Gràcia, one of the city’s main avenues and shopping streets.
Dreta de l’Eixample entices visitors to peruse its upscale boutiques and modern amusements. And how could we forget about La Sagrada Família.

It’s not just a touristy place though — the Mercat de La Concepció market is perfect to grab a bite to eat among the locals. The market is also known to host some events and workshops with different themes each month.

🏘️  The neighbours:
From its impeccably dressed residents to backpackers, here you find it all.

💙  You’ll fall in love with:
With all the Barcelona landmarks that you cannot miss.

📍 Interesting points:
Casa Milà popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’ is one of the architectural works of Gaudì.

🚌  Transportation:
You are right in the heart of the city so you can walk pretty much anywhere. However, you also have a great transportation link around you.
Metro: In this neighbourhood you’ll find 7 metro stops: Universitat, Urquinaona, Passeig de Gràcia, Tetuan, Girona, Verdaguer and Diagonal.
Also you have buses and trains around you.

💶  Average Rent Price: 600€


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La Sagrada Familia

The area surrounding Barcelona’s most famous cathedral, La Sagrada Família, is an up-scale neighbourhood, with broad streets laid out in a grid pattern, following a modernist architectural style. La Sagrada Familia hosts some of Barcelona’s finest restaurants. The many cafés and tapas in the area give you a taste of the Catalan’s local delicious food. Gaudí’s masterpiece attracts a lot of the movement to the neighbourhood during day and night. The neighbourhood less known streets present a contrasting scenario, as they are usually calm and peaceful, allowing the locals to create a warming sense of community.

🏘️  The neighbours:
As you are in the city center you’ll be surrounded by tourist and international students! There are also quite a few families in this area.

💙  You’ll fall in love with:
Ah the tapas! This will be your everyday guilty pleasure.

📍 Interesting points:
Gaudí’s la Sagrada Família cathedral is the protagonist in the neighborhood with the same name.

🚌  Transportation:
Metro: You have 3 stops in this area: Sagrada Familia, Encants and Sant Pau | Dos de Maig.
You also have buses and train stations around you.

💶  Average Rent Price: 637€

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