Find your ideal neighbourhood in Barcelona

Barcelona, the dynamic and trendy capital of the South of Europe, offers the highest quality of life for you and your family. Good weather, sea, culture and sport activities, modernist architecture, education, health system, unique urban environment… and all in one place! There is an environment and real estate for every taste: from cozy apartments in the cosmopolitan city center to big villas in the relaxed exclusive area of the Upper Zone.

Deluxe Locations will help you find the perfect location for you in this wonderful city that offers so many possibilities. Here you will find a list with the main districts of Barcelona, its characteristics, and the kind of real estate you can find in each one. As you will see, each one has a personality, and we are sure you will find the one that adapts best to yours.

  • The Eixample (also Ensanche) is the central district of Barcelona and the heart of most of the architectural masterpieces and modernist buildings. The main street Paseo de Gracia divides the district into two parts: Right and Left Eixample. It’s the main location of the world-famous designer boutiques, art galleries, offices of international companies, 4-5* hotels and restaurants; it is a clean and quiet area, ideal for comfortable and relaxed life. The most demanding customers can find here modern and classic apartments, penthouses with spectacular views of the city, located in the three-five-floors modernist buildings with courtyard. Typical for these apartments are spacious layout, high ceilings, good lighting and exquisite finishes.
  • The Olympic Village is one of the most visited areas in Barcelona due to its beaches and nightlife. In this neighborhood there are plenty of bars, restaurants with terraces, discos, and the Casino of Barcelona. The beach, green areas and parks also make this one of the most beautiful and popular districts of the city. This district was built as a residence for the athletes participating in the Olympic games in 1992. Now it is an authentic area by the sea, next to one of the largest parks in Barcelona: Ciutadella. The symbols of this area are two skyscrapers: Hotel Arts (one of the most luxurious 5-stars hotels in Barcelona) and the business center Torre Mapfre.
  • Diagonal Mar is one of the new cosmopolitan districts of Barcelona, and the best place to buy a modern property just a few steps from the sea. The area is well connected to the center, at only 15-20 minutes by metro, tram or bus. In this area are located famous hotels (such as Hilton), offices of international companies, numerous restaurants, plenty of green area, and one of the biggest shopping and entertainment centers in the city: “Diagonal Mar”. The most interesting properties are presented in high-rise apartment buildings (complexes) built with high quality materials and the latest technologies, such as the “smart home” and the large common areas with tennis courts, swimming pools, playgrounds and sports fields, gyms, garage, parking, etc. Some of them even have incredible panoramic windows with views facing the beach. Undoubtedly, this area is a magnet for local and foreign investors with high purchasing possibility.
  • Cuitat Vella (The Old Town) comprises four main areas: el Raval, el Gòtic, el Born, and la Barceloneta, that have its own distinct style, festivals and the city’s closest beach. This is the Medieval part of the city, with huge attraction for tourists: the old Roman defense wall, plenty of shops, boutiques, walking streets, cafés, small bars and restaurants, some of them famous and oldest in the city, museums, markets, famous examples of the Gothic architecture, as well as some of the city´s oldest churches. This part of the city hosts the building of the Catalan government and the famous Las Ramblas – 1km long street, full of painters, artist, street performers and souvenir shops. The districts have tiny streets with many beautiful buildings from Roman times. The majority of apartments here are small 1 or 2 bedroom flats with terrace or small balcony.
  • Zona Alta is the most exclusive residential area of Barcelona. Zona Alta (Sarria-San Gervasi, Bonanova and Pedralbes neighborhoods) is the exclusive area of Barcelona where luxury villas, beautiful mansions with private gardens and pools, the most prestigious apartments, penthouses and duplexes are located with excellent connections to the center. The majority of the local inhabitants are well-situated families, artists or some members of the royal family. This is the main location of prestigious international schools, private hospitals, green areas and parks, exclusive shopping centers and numerous restaurants.
    • Bonanova is one of the most prestigious lively districts in the heart of the Upper Part of Barcelona (Zona Alta). Bonanova district is one of the few areas in Barcelona that conserve the private mansions of the modernism built in the beginning of 20th century and has also exclusive designer houses with gardens, parking and private swimming pools, as well as modern high quality apartments. This residential area has first class restaurants, bars and boutiques scattered throughout the quarter, including the street Mandry, very beloved by locals. Here is also located the most prestigious hospital of Barcelona: Clínica Teknon. Proximity to international schools makes this area very popular for foreign buyers looking to acquire a property in Barcelona. Bonanova area has good transport links, many bus routes, several metro stations, as well as fast access to the ring road, which can easily get you to El Prat airport.
    • Pedralbes is the most fashionable and exclusive area of Zona Alta of Barcelona. Pedralbes is a quiet residential area with luxury modern and classic villas with private gardens and pools, old mansions, offices and residential building, surrounded by green areas and parks. This exclusive are is a preferred also by the supporters of the Royal Tennis Club, located here in Pedralbes, which organizes the prize graph for Godó, and the Royal Polo Club Barcelona. Many foreign families who decide to move to Barcelona for a permanent residence choose Pedralbes for its proximity to the International College and prestigious international business school such as IESE and ESADE. The main part of the district of Pedralbes is located on the hills, offering spectacular views over Barcelona and Mediterranean Sea.
    • San Gervasi is an extensive areas of the city that includes also one of the most preferred and popular green areas of Barcelona: Turo Park. Properties here are presented by new elite houses built according to the highest standards with spacious rooms, private gardens, pool and garage. The area gives home to prestigious educational and healthcare centers, many restaurants, trendy nightlife and shopping opportunities. Next to the Turo Park and Plz. Francesc Macia, on Diagonal Avenue, there are many world-famous boutiques of Barcelona, such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Etro, Jofre and others. At the same time, streets around Major de Sarriá Street still keep memories of ancient rural village. 

We hope that we could help you to get a clearer idea of Barcelona and about which neighbourhood would fit best to your needs and wishes. If you wish to buy property in Barcelona or to get more information about the areas and our properties for sale, check our webpage and ABOUT section in Facebook, or contact us at

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