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Sarrià - Sant Gervasi (Districts)
The most laid back and least urban section of the city, with grand mansions and green spaces.
Sarria- Sant Gervasi occupies a large area at the top of the city. Until the nineteenth century, this area has been considered as a separate area of Barcelona. These days it continues feeling relaxed and open. This part of town is full of tiny squares, gardens, parks, and stately homes. You can find a monthly rental in Sarría - Sant Gervasi with us and live an authentic Barcelona-local lifestyle.
Video presentation of the Sarria - Sant Gervasi neighborhood in Barcelona
Why Stay Here?
If you love Barcelona, but also want to enjoy a stay away from the bustle of the city center, then Sarria - Sant gervasi is the perfect place. The main residents are wealthy citizens and those who opt to quietly enjoy retirement upon the heights of Barcelona.
It is a place to enjoy the city at your own pace, and heavily features FGC stations (public trains that go to the city centre).
Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is full of things to do if you enjoy parks and a relaxed pace. For example, the area features the CosmoCaixa Science Museum that was renovated by Robert y Esteve Terradas. The museum boasts 9 different floors with permanent and temporary exhibits in addition to educational programs aimed towards all types of audiences. Without a doubt, it's more than worth a visit.
The district is also home to one of Gaudí's hidden gems; Torre Bellesguard, a beautiful building that is the only complete example in Barcelona of the famous architect's Neo-Gothic phase, which opened to the public September 2013.
The view from 550 metres high at the beautiful Iglesia del Sagrat Cor is unmissable. While you're there you can live a little and experience the strong sensations available at the Tibidabo amusement park, where you can have a blast on the various rides.
The district is ideal for taking in the sun and going for a walk, especially around Sarrià- Sant Gervasi Park. If you've got a car on hand, then drive up to the Vallvidrera viewpoint. When you look around the stunning landscape from here, you won't question why it has been the setting for various movies.
Finally, one place you shouldn't forget to visit are the Can Sentmenat Gardens, which lay at the foot of the mountain.
Where to Eat
In the area you can find several bars and restaurants. If you are looking tapas bars, you will like the Mirablau, which also has an amazing view over the entire city. It's enough to seduce anyone, especially at night, when the panoramic vistas become even more magical...
For lovers of traditional Spanish cuisine, don't miss Casa Tomás. An absolutely non-pretentious locale which is famous for its Patatas Bravas and Croquettes.
The Jacaranda del Dos Torres restaurant is worthy with its own garden. For a little more than you would usually pay in the zone, this restaurant specializes in creative and delicious tapas. Ideal for celebrations and special events... Or simply just to try something new. Perfect.
As an area of high-standing, you'd think that Sarria-Sant Gervasi would have a bland nightlife, but that's completely untrue. There are some famous clubs that are frequented by residents, like Sutton, with its elegant and large dance floor. All for a satisfying night out. As you might expect in a classy zone like Sant Gervasi, you'll need to confirm with a dress code. Girls should go 'made-up' and appropriately dressed, whereas guys should groom themselves and put on some smart-casual attire.
If you're more into Dance and Hip-Hop, then Otto Zutz will be more up your alley. Otherwise there's El Twist, a great place to start the night or take it slowly till the morn', with a selection of cocktails, friendly waiting staff, and a pleasant environment.
The streets of Madrazo and Balmes are full of specialized, local boutiques like Lu Ink - a shop dedicated to interior design, or Savan - an elegant clothing shop with pure style.
There's also a market on Passeig Reina Elisenda de Montcada, which while smaller than the famous Boqueria Market, still offers lots of fresh local produce. Fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, it's all good.
If you're looking for a gift, then check out the Foix de Sarrià, where you can buy a mouthwatering cake for someone lucky enough to have you as a friend!
Getting around Sant-Gervasi is simple. There are two train lines that frequently pass through, originating from the city centre.
Line 6 has ten stops that go to down to Plaza Catalunya and you can use a Metro ticket.
Line 7 is the choice many tourists use to get from the centre to the Tibidabo area, because you can catch a tram from there up to the park.