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Best Neighborhoods for Real Estate Investment in Barcelona

Posted by Altamoderna on October 25, 2021

Being one of the most thriving cities in Europe and one of the most vibrant real estate markets, Barcelona offers way more than beautiful beaches, art and architecture. Top quality urban transportation, impressive cuisine and numerous cultural activities throughout the year makes the Catalan capital a gem in Spanish real estate market and provides great security to any investment.

Here we focus on the top neighborhoods in this city covering their advantages for different tastes:

Sarria – Sant Gervasi

The most exclusive neighborhood located on the north west of the town with top living quality best suitable for executive and VIP clients. International schools and top medical centers are amongst many privileges of this region attracting many wealthy locals, foreigners and delegations. Region of Pedralbes features some of the most luxuries properties in the city with many beautiful gardens and architecture to top it off such as Monastery of Pedralbes; a Gothic complex with fragrant gardens.


First expansion of Barcelona from old town (Cuitat Vella) which connected it to then neighboring cities Sarria, Gracia and Sant Andreu characterized by long streets and strict grid pattern giving this city a very distinctive look. The visionary behind this pioneering design, Ildefons Cerdà, considered traffic and transport along with sunlight and ventilation in h his characteristic octagonal blocks in the 19th century. In this neighborhood you will have easy access to all parts of town with everything from 24hr supermarkets to amazing restaurants and bars. A true gem in the heart of Barcelona.

Ciutat Vella

Old town of Barcelona separated into districts of Raval, Gothic, el born and Barceloneta is the oldest part of town with strong cultural and architectural structures many dating back to one thousand years ago. Unique beauties and special art influences such as Gothic are amongst mane reasons youngsters and art enthusiasts choose this part of town for their home.


Lovely authentic neighborhood north of Eixample known for magnificent culinary art and many pedestrian-only streets making it a very walkable neighborhood with lots of backstreets to get lost in and pretty squares to stop for a rest on your wanders. Recommended for families and youngsters equally.

Les Corts

Home to Camp Nou, iconic stadium of FC Barcelona and the largest stadium in Europe as per capacity (99,354 ppl), this neighborhood has its charms and goes wild every time there is a home game which is a must for any football fan; specially FC Barcelona fans. In this neighborhood you can find many sport bars and university locations.

Things to Consider

Generally speaking, Barcelona has one of the top standards of living all around the city with many amenities such as award winning, city-wide bicycle sharing, well connected public transport system and amazing sanitary and waste management making it a top choice for any investor. In addition, having over 2,400 hours of sunlight and rich heritage ensures large number of yearly visitors even during covid times making it a safe investment with high yield.

The city is thinking ahead with creating of the business area of 22@ where many top international brands now have offices and innovation centers while transforming the poble nou neighborhood and is implementing many other plans for smart management and maintenance of the city through partnership and big data management. Needless to say, safety is amongst the top city priorities and is a target well achieved in our opinion.

Contact us here at Alta Moderna for more support on any step of your buying process or immigration as our job is to make your dream come with a smooth process.

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3 thoughts on “Best Neighborhoods for Real Estate Investment in Barcelona

  • Gareth G
    on November 2, 2021

    Great Article
    Very helpful. Could you please provide price ranges of each neighborhood?

    • on November 24, 2021

      Thank you Gareth. Kindly send us an email at or message us on whatsapp +34696639774 and our team will be more than happy to provide that information

  • J De Jong
    on January 4, 2022

    Great content! Keep up the good work!

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