L’Eixample is the most populated area of Barcelona built in the 19th century according to the unique plan designed by Idelfons Cerdà, a Catalan urban planner. The streets of L’Eixample are wide and straight and form square quarters with slanted corners, which makes the area well-lit and convenient for vehicles. Located in the very centre, between the Old Town and the “Upper zone”, the area is divided into two parts: the right and left L’Eixample, each with its own character and specific features. Here you will find all the famous contemporary art landmarks, such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Amalie, Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Hospital de Sant Pau and many others. Two main arteries of L’Eixample - Paseo de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya - are splendid boulevards lined by lime trees, with plenty of bars, fashionable hotels, boutiques, galleries and banks. Property in this area is always in the highest demand and considered extremely profitable investment. Consistent expensiveness is well compensated by high living standards and exquisitely comfortable life in the centre of Catalan capital.
El Born is one of the most popular and fashionable quarters of Barcelona. Exploring the labyrinth of its little narrow streets, you will find a lot of designer’s shops, artistic cafes and restaurants, charming bars and other interesting places. El Born has a convenient transport infrastructure and is located in the historical city centre, which means you will able to reach everything you need on foot, including the beach - it is only a few minute walk away. If you enjoy being in the heart of all events, if you like feeling history around and appreciate original architecture, but at the same time want to be close to the beach, El Born is definitely your perfect place to be.
Pedralbes is one of the "upper" districts of Barcelona, the quintessence of luxury and elegance. Real estate in Pedralbes is of high quality and is in high demand among those who want to live next door to members of the royal family, the sports, politics and business celebrities. This is the only zone in Barcelona where you can find peace and quiet without abandoning the amenities of the infrastructure, the best international schools, prestigious universities, commercial centers, restaurants and tennis clubs are concentrated here. Pedralbes Palace, Pedralbes Monastery, Güell Gardens and the Russian and USA embassy are also within a few kilometers radius. Thanks to the excellent transport links, you can easily reach the center of Barcelona (4 km) and Prat International Airport (13 km).
The Sarrià-Sant Gervasi area belongs to Barcelona’s Upper Zone, the most exclusive area with a high standard of living. Far from tourist crowds, but within walking distance of the center, this respectable area has a special atmosphere, with its own way of life and architecture. There are harmoniously combined the charm of modernism and the brilliance of modern buildings, lush green parks and gardens and tiny boutiques. Historically, the best schools of the “sea capital” are concentrated in the área: Escola de Disseny i Art School of Design, School of Management (IQS), British Council-Institut Britànic School, Institut Français de Barcelone, Ramon Llull University Campus and Universitat Abat Oliba CEU. The most “glamorous” Sarrià market is also located here with products of excellent quality, as well as a series of the most interesting restaurants with excellent cuisine. Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is chosen for their stay by wealthy Catalans seeking peace, comfort and safety, as well as proximity to the center of Barcelona.
Turó Park is a quiet green lung in the middle of Barcelona in Sarria-Sant Gervasi - the exclusive “Upper zone” of the Catalan capital with high standards of living. This is an area of elite boutiques, clinics and business schools. Wealthy Catalans, seeking calmness and seclusion, choose this area. The area is far from crowds of tourists but still just a short walk away from the centre and has a unique atmosphere with its own traditions and architecture. The charm of modernism and the brilliance of ultra modern buildings, exuberant gardens and tiny shops are combined in peaceful harmony. This area has historically been a heart of the best universities of Barcelona, such as Escola de Disseny i Art, School of Management IQS, Council-Institut Britànic, Institut Français de Barcelone, Ramon Llull and Universitat Abat Oliba CEU. You will also enjoy high-quality food from the most “glamorous” market in town and a few top restaurants of “seafood capital”.
Cadaqués is a charming fishing village 7 km away from Roses. Glorified by Salvador Dali, the city is considered an elite resort of Costa Brava and attracts mostly wealthy French people. Andre Breton and Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp and Luis Bunuel, and thousands of modern artists, writers and film directors were and are deeply in love with the atmosphere of Cadaqués, its steep streets and white and blue little houses. That is why the place is loaded with art galleries, studios, museums and unusual restaurants and bars. The village has not become a popular tourist destination due to the hard access - the town can only be reached by boat or via a serpentine road in the mountains. That is why even in summer you can still find a quiet bay perfect for diving or yachting.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols is a charming seaside town in the Baix Empordà region. It is exactly here that thanks to the stunning hilltop views journalist Ferran Agulló contrived last century a name for the entire seaside area: ‘Costa Brava.’ Due to cork production, the port of Sant Feliu in the old times used to be a number one location for the Catalan economy to adapt later to the yachting needs. Today it is a lively tourist hub with some excellent fish restaurants and a number of attractive architectural sights, including a large Benedictine monastery with an arched front elevation known as the ‘Iron Door.’ The sand beaches, a wide choice of cultural entertainment and the thousand year long history have turned the place into a real magnet for tourists and property investors alike.
Baix Empordà is a district of Costa Brava, Girona province, 60 km from the French border. The main treasures of the place are medieval towns - Begur, Palafrugell, Pals, Albons - with their authentic paved narrow streets and fortress walls; and, of course, sand and pebble beaches with clear turquoise water awarded by the Blue Flag of eco-friendliness. The bays are considered the best on the coast and attract a lot of divers and yachtsmen. The famous Michelin 3-star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca is also located here. Due to the easy access, locals often travel to France for wine tasting, visiting the museum of contemporary art or seeing ancient castles.
Gavà Mar is one of the calmest suburban areas of Barcelona located on Costa Garraf, with developed infrastructure and convenient transport connection with Barcelona (25 km) and the international airport (6 km).
The town is known for its mild climate, clean air, magnificent sand beaches and warm sea. Property in Gavà Mar is always in high demand. The richest and the most famous Spanish people - pop stars, artists, sportsmen and politicians - find their comfortable isolation here to relax at any time of the year, far from Barcelona’s tourist boom but still very close to all its conveniences.
Cabrils is the Maresme municipality, just 19 km from Barcelona and 12 km from Mataró. Here you can enjoy tranquility, nature and luxury, as this town is perfectly connected due to the railway, as well as the network of roads, so even public transport is a good option. Life in the Maresme with its calmness, but at the same time, its proximity to Barcelona, makes many people decide to purchase here their homes.
Sant Andreu de Llavaneres is a small town in Maresme located between the sea and the mountains. The golf club Llavaneres founded in 1945 is also here; it is the fourth oldest private golf club in Catalonia. It is a very beautiful elite area of Maresme only 35 km from Barcelona with a pleasant microclimate all year round and amazing landscapes combining the blueness of the Mediterranean sea and mountain views of Cordillera del Litoral.
Sant Pol de Mar is a charming seaside town in the center of the Costa Maresme, famous for its beaches marked by the Blue Flag of purity, strawberry plantations and excellent gastronomy. It is here that the famous International School of Tourism is located, which has produced many well-known chefs and pastry chefs, as well as the legendary restaurant Carmen Ruscalleda, owner of the world's largest collection of Michelin guide stars. The former fishing village, transformed by the Catalan bourgeoisie into an elite resort, still preserves its heritage in the form of sophisticated modernist villas and estates. Thanks to the excellent transport links with Barcelona and other towns, including the train that runs along the sea, Sant Pol has long become a favourite vacation spot of the capital's residents. In addition, having all the necessary infrastructure, the city attracts those who prefer to enjoy the peace of permanent life in the province, working in Barcelona.
El Masnou is a beautiful coastal town just a few kilometers from Barcelona. This modern town by the sea manages to keep its all traditions. It is conveniently connected with other places in the Maresme region where you can enjoy various kinds of events all year round. You will find all types of services and shopping here and enjoy classic architecture. The best thing in Masnou is, of course, its incredible beaches with calm clear sea, golden sand and yacht port.
Costa del Maresme is known for its long sandy beaches, healing springs and mild Mediterranean climate, which gave to the coast the name of the "fruit coast". Here there aren’t almost any rocky bays, the coast is flat and sandy, which, together with a pleasant microclimate and lack of tourist crowds, makes the area a favourite vacation spot and a second home for locals. Vilassar de Dalt is a quiet and picturesque village, located in the hills, 20 km from Barcelona and 10 km from Mataró. Its rich history goes back to the times of the ancient Romans, as evidenced by the surrounding ruins. In the old town there is an impressive medieval castle, there are several interesting monuments of Gothic and Modernism. Next to it we find Vilassar de Mar, famous for its yacht school, there is the Maritime Museum, the art gallery and a large aqua park.