Districts

Sarria Sant Gervasi Visit

Sarrià district: going off the beaten path in Barcelona

Exploring the Sarrià neighborhood in Uptown Barcelona I was born in the district of Sarria Sant Gervasi, one of the areas of Barcelona that still preserves a village-like feel. It actually used to be an independent village that was finally eaten by Barcelona and lost its independence in the early 1900s. If you like going […]

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Barcelona Poblenou - off the beaten path

Poblenou off the beaten path

THE NON-TOURISTY POBLENOU The Poblenou District was once called the Mediterranean Manchester. Here were located the many factories, most of them textile, that made Barcelona the first Spanish city to join the Industrial Revolution in the 1800’s. The neighborhood, once an independent village – hence its name “New Village”, welcomed immigrants and locals that moved in […]

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Barceloneta Barcelona off the beaten path

Exploring the Barceloneta in Barcelona

La Barceloneta: the old fishermen quarter The word “Barceloneta” means little Barcelona in Catalan, and it’s the name of the city’s fisherman district, located at the bottom of the Old Town, between the Port Vell marina and the local beaches. The origin of la Barceloneta started after in 1714 the city was defeated by the […]

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Favorite districts in Barcelona

Off the beaten path districts in Barcelona

Barcelona neighborhoods for an authentic experience London, Paris, San Francisco, New York City… many people plans their sightseeing according to the districts they want to visit in each place, as each district has its own unique personality. But when it comes to Barcelona it almost seems like there is only the Eixample, the Old Town […]

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Sarrià restaurant list by a Sarrià native

Where to eat in Sarrià (uptown Barcelona)

A selection of authentic restaurants in Sarrià (Barcelona) Sarrià is an off-the-beaten path district in the uptown Barcelona (not to be confused with Sarria, Galicia). It still keeps a relaxed atmosphere that reminds you of the times when it was an independent village before being eaten by the big city. Its classy shops in a […]

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