This zone is made up of three neighborhoods: Pedralbes, Sarria and Sant Gervasi. This is a prestigious residential area where the most exclusive properties and best international schools are located. The area is perfectly linked being only 15 minutes away from the centre of the city. Life quality in this zone is considered to be very high due to a lot of green spaces in its surroundings and an extensive offer of the upscale restaurants, gyms, shops, and other leisure activities.
Nowadays, many people consider Eixample to be a true heart of Barcelona, that is why this is one of the most sought-after places to buy property in. Eixample represents a mixture of the residential area, commercial zone and offices. The most fancy shops, galleries, restaurants and bars are located within its wide streets. The famous Paseo de Gracia accommodates many of the most exclusive boutiques in the world. La Sagrada Familia and some of the other Gaudi´s buildings are situated in Eixample.
A typical apartment in sale in Eixample tends to be more spacious than usually, with high ceilings and mosaic tiled floors, moldings and a lot of natural light. One part of the apartment often faces the street while the other faces the inside part of the block. Due to the size of the blocks, it might be complicated to find a small flat here. For years now, the real estate developers have focused on the construction of the luxury properties in this area so there is a great selection of apartments in sale on the market.
Ciutat Vella (the Old City) is the oldest neighborhood in Barcelona. It is made up of El Raval, El Gótico (The Gothic Quarter) and Santa Caterina i La Ribera (Born). This zone gathers a lot of tourists due to its charming street life – narrow streets, bohemian bars and restaurants, art galleries, museums, shops with local designers´clothes and craftwork, and fresh food markets are located here. This district is known for its multicultural diversity and active social life.
Diagonal Mar is one of the newest neighborhoods of Barcelona where some of the tallest and most modern buildings of the city are located. This area disposes of the access to the city beaches, extensive offer of chic restaurants, lounge bars and beautiful parks and gardens. The properties located here feature stunning sea views and all the modern facilities that ensure high life quality for its residents.
Sitges is a coastal town located just 30 minutes away from Barcelona. Known for its beautiful beaches, restaurants and shops, this is one of the most sought-after areas of Europe.
Sitges is a very international town. A lot of its residents came from Great Britain, Scandinavia and Russia. Many of their children study in the international schools. Apart from the great beaches and high quality of life, one of the key reasons of the popularity of the real estate in Sitges among the foreign buyers is its proximity to the city of Barcelona by highway or by train, or to the Airport of Barcelona located just 20 minutes away.
Gava Mar – Castelldefels
With the kilometers of sandy beaches Gava Mar and Castelldefels are framed by the impressive mountains of the Garraf Natural Park.
Castelldefels has nowadays about 40.000 habitants and disposes of all the necessary facilities, bars, restaurants, and a marina. Due to its proximity to Barcelona (just 15 minutes away) and a number of international schools around, it is now home to a large number of international families. Thanks to all these reasons and to the variety of real estate offer here, buying property in Castelldefels and Gava Mar has become a marvelous real estate investment in the long term.
The Maresme lies 25 kilometers to the north of Barcelona, along the Mediterrean coastline.
Tourism is one of the most important activities in this zone, that is why a plenty of sports facilities are located here: golf courses, marinas and areas intended for horseback riding or athletics tracks within natural parks.
Costa Brava, meaning in Spanish “wild and rocky coast”, matches up to this definition due to the character of its coastal landscape: rocky cliffs covered with pine and fir trees and quite coves. Without any doubt, this is the most beautiful and exclusive area of the Catalonia northern coast. Costa Brava is located approximately 75 kilometers away from Barcelona and can be reached by highway.
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