Uptown in Barcelona: Neighbourhoods and characteristics

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The wealthy area of Barcelona is made up of different neighbourhoods, all of which are characterised by their luxury housing developments and tranquillity.

We’re not going to lie to you, access to these neighbourhoods is not easy, because to be able to buy a property in these places you need to have large amounts of money. However, living in the upper area of Barcelona, if you can afford it, is undoubtedly the best choice you can make.

If living in Barcelona is already a luxury, the quality of life is assured in any of the upper districts of Barcelona. We tell you all about them below.

Points of interest in Gracia

In another article we talked about the best neighbourhoods in Barcelona to live in, and it is there where we mentioned some of the neighbourhoods that we will talk about today.

The expensive area of Barcelona is made up of 3 main neighbourhoods that stand out from the rest: Pedralbes, Sarrià and Sant Gervasi. Although all of them offer a unique standard of living, each one has different characteristics to consider. Therefore, it is important that you know all the options you have to choose the one that best suits you and your family.

Pedrables neighborhood

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This neighbourhood is surrounded by nature, so much so that there are some houses that border the groves, forming a unique landscape. It has 11,862 inhabitants, is part of the district of Les Corts, and in another post of our blog we talked about everything you should know about living in Pedralbes.

Pedralbes is home to the Royal Palace, the Monastery of Pedralbes and the Torre Güell, as well as large gardens where very important and sophisticated events are held. If you have been attracted to this neighbourhood, you can consult all the houses and flats for sale in Pedralbes that we have for you.

The Sarrià neighbourhood

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Sarrià, unlike what many people think, is not a village, but a neighbourhood. It has a population of approximately 24,799 people, and in another article we talked in more detail about living in Sarrià.

It is located in the natural park of Collserola, so many of its inhabitants have the feeling of living in an independent town. In addition to its tranquillity, Sarrià has other attractions: a restored market, wine cellars, restaurants and much more. Come in and discover all our flats in Sarrià – Sant Gervasi.

Some of the places of interest that the Sarrià neighbourhood has to offer are the following: the San Salvador Church, the Santa Mariña Church and its square. All these places were built by famous architects of the time and, since then, have been preserved to perfection for the enjoyment of its inhabitants and visitors.

The Sant Gervasi neighbourhood

Both the Sant Gervasi – Bonanova and Sant Gervasi – Galvany neighbourhoods are known for being part of the fifth district of Barcelona: Sarrià – Sant Gervasi. They are some of the greenest neighbourhoods in the city and are recognised as one of the lungs of Barcelona. As well as being characterised by this, they are also known for the fact that their inhabitants have an income that is more than double the average of the other neighbourhoods of Barcelona.

In these neighbourhoods, you can visit different historical elements, as well as others dedicated to leisure and culture: CosmoCaixa, Tamarita gardens, Monastery of Santa Maria de Valldonzella, etc. If you are interested in any of these two areas mentioned above, here are the links so you can see our flats in Bonanova and also our flats for sale in Galvany, Barcelona.

What is the highest area in Barcelona?

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We haven’t talked about it yet, because they say that the best things come to the end of the day. The highest socio-economic area in Barcelona is the Tres Torres neighbourhood. This neighbourhood has the highest socio-economic level in Catalonia.

It is part of the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district and is home to large, luxurious residences, mostly of the Catalan bourgeoisie. It is home to the largest shopping centres in Barcelona, such as El Corte Inglés and Illa Diagonal. It has approximately 16.473 inhabitants, who are proud to belong to the best neighbourhood in Barcelona. Discover here all the flats for sale in Tres Torres of Barcelona that we have in our catalogue of luxury properties in the city.

What to see in uptown Barcelona?

If the Three Towers has one peculiarity, it is the multitude of things to see that it offers. Being located in the highest part of the Catalan capital makes it the perfect destination for excursions and outdoor activities, such as hiking or bike tours. We promise you that the views are exceptional. This neighbourhood also boasts dozens of residences of the Catalan industrial bourgeoisie and attractions such as the Teresian College of Barcelona.

Services in the upper area of Barcelona

Another of the peculiarities of the Tres Torres neighbourhood is that it has all the necessary services at your disposal. You will find a wide range of restaurants, as well as leisure services such as a multiplex cinema, gyms and beauty centres. Undoubtedly, it is a quiet residential area, but with everything you need so that you lack absolutely nothing.

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