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Sant Andreu (Districts)

Sant Andreu

A Peaceful Neighbourhood with a Friendly Family Atmosphere

The district of Sant Andreu has agricultural origins and like other districts, it was independent until 1897. With the industrial revolution, trade gradually evolved. This neighborhood is a reflection of the new Barcelona, ​​but mixed with the past, through the oldest buildings such as Plaça del Mercadal and the Church of Sant Andreu del Palomar.

Why Stay Here?

If you want to live the real Barcelona lifestyle in a quiet area, this is the perfect neighborhood. Many of the residents know each other by name and consist mostly of families and retirees. The atmosphere is family-friendly and is very distinct from central Barcelona.

This district is ideal for families looking for some peace and the large density of parks and secure play areas for children.

Attractions

Sant Andreu del Palomar Church
Sant Andreu del Palomar Church

Take a walk through the district. There are plenty of gems to catch, like around Plaça de Orfila, Plaça del Mercadel, or Carrer de Sant Andreu. At Plaça de Orfila, you will find the Sant Andreu del Palomar Church. The first record of a church here goes all the way back to 966, but historic wars meant it probably got destroyed and rebuilt from time to time. It was renovated in the neo-gothic style around the turn of the 20th century. It's a treasured reminder of the history that the zone has.

The Mercat de Sant Andreu is small, but charming. The vendors are very kind and welcoming. It's the perfect place to people watch, as you see the clients and vendors chatting "T'has assabentat ...?" or "Have you heard ...?" is a common phrase in a zone like this.

The bridge of Bac de Roda connects Sant Andreu with it's neighbouring district; Sant Martí. Barcelona doesn't have many interesting bridges, so it's a very modern addition to the city that you should definitely traverse if you have the chance. In fact, the architect Calatrava was inspired by the forms of the human body when he realized this project.

Where to Eat

Bar-restaurant Versalles
Bar-restaurant Versalles

Go forth and eat at Pibe on Avenida Meridiana where there are some brilliant Frankfurters and Hamburgers to savor with a beer from their huge beer menu.

Those who are more into seafood should make a stop at Paradeta, a franchise that's famous for providing fresh fish and seafood dishes made to your specifications. You'll be given a number and they'll call you when your dish is ready. Delicious, fresh, and at a good price to boot!

The bar-restaurant Versalles is a classic of the area and offers tasty food from the market in the form of tapas, combined dishes, or sandwiches.

Nightlife

Beers
Beers

As a family-friendly and residential zone, it's not nightclubs that you'll find as the preferred nightly diversion, but rather local bars and cocktail lounges like Torre Rosa. A charming place with a great atmosphere and professional waiting staff.

If you're not into that, well then there's the Món de la Cervesa, with a name like 'World of Beer' you can expect a menu with a wide selection if beers from all over the world. Make beer, not war!

Shopping

Maquinista Shopping Centre
Maquinista Shopping Centre

If you're looking forward to going shopping in Barcelona, then you'll be please to know that in Sant Andreu there is a large shopping centre called La Maquinista that has over 230 stores. From fashion shops to restaurants, it's all there.

You could always walk down Carrer Gran de Sant Andreu for a more local shopping experience, with its large choice of small boutiques and stores.

Getting Around

L1 - The Red Line
L1 - The Red Line

L1 - Red Line at Baró de Viver, Fabra i Puig, Navas, Sant Andreu, Torras i Bages, or Trinitat Vella will take you to the city centre in about 20 minutes

L5 - Blue Line at Congrés and La Sagrera will take you to the Sagrada Familia in under 15 minutes

Sant Andreu also has a train station which will take you to Passeig de Gràcia in 11 minutes. (One train every 15 minutes).

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