Barcelona is a city of neighbourhoods. There are plenty of them with specific and unique personality and charm. That is why we find different environments and cultures among the different areas of the same city.
We all know famous neighbourhoods in Barcelona: Gothic Quarter with Barcelona’s Cathedral and Sant Jaume square; El Raval and its Rambla with Botero’s cat; Eixample with its beautiful buildings representing a great example of modernism in Barcelona; Gràcia with its unique charm… and so many others which are not as famous as these, but still have special attractions and beautiful places that completely worth a visit.
One example of these areas is Poblenou: an extensive neighborhood of Barcelona that borders the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Sant Adrià del Besòs to the east, Parc de la Ciutadella in Ciutat Vella to the west, and Horta-Guinardó and Sant Andreu to the north.
The perfect walk
Rambla del Poblenou is a classic rambla that is elegantly planted from the mountain to the sea. It is an ideal space to walk where we find a wide range of pubs and restaurants with terraces.
Meals, drinks, ice-creams, waffles, handmade yoghurts… we can find all kind of snacks and ingredients to enjoy in this incomparable space.
Furthermore, Mediterranean Sea is waiting for us at the end of this gorgeous boulevard. There, we find two beaches: Bogatell and Mar Bella, which are the best beaches of the city because they are not as crowded as the ones located near the city center.
From this design apartment in Eixample, you can reach Poblenou streets just walking for a few minutes.
Future and technology in 22@
The Torre Glòries, also known as Torre Agbar, is a 38-storey skyscraper/tower located between Avinguda Diagonal and Carrer Badajoz, near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Barcelona. It was designed by the prestigious French architect Jean Nouvel.
This construction is equipped with more than 4.500 luminous LED devices that allow the lightning of the façade.
Just next to this amazing building we find 22@ (also known as 22@, district of innovation), an initiative of the Barcelona City Council to turn industrial land into an innovative productive district with modern spaces for the strategic concentration of intensive activities, communication, innovation and development.
Sports in Poblenou
If you are a sports-lover, you have tones of possibilities in Poblenou.
There are many beach or water activities throughout the year, such as playing volleyball or sailing. But if you prefer to stay on the mainland, you can always go to Complex Esportiu Municipal de Bogatell, where you can practice all kinds of team sports or on your own.
And finally, if you like running or jogging, the promenade next to the sea is a great place to run and enjoy fantastic views at the same time.