The main train station is also here, which does mean traffic.
Barceloneta, view from Barceloneta flat, an old fishing village on the beach, constructed as seasonal housing for fisherman, so they are tiny, one room affairs stacked high and featuring the tiniest of balconies.
To be in the middle of the action?
The prostitutes at every crossroads (most of which cars cannot fit through) and the smell of pee in summer still scare the tourists away.Sarriá and, sant Gervasi, sarriá and Sant Gervasi are the swanky, wealthy barrios heading up the hill from LEixample.This area has everything, and while in the past it fell into disrepair, the city seems to be dedicating more money and effort to parks and community areas.It's very accessible, this jumble of lush plains, wooded cliffs, sharp-nosed headlands and coastal wetlands cut by the estuaries of rivers sweeping down deep gorges.Its also a very Spanish barrio, in that there is plenty of chatting with the lady at the bakery, the man who runs the liquor store and the tellers at the market.If you want to come closer, at Plettenberg Bay there are whale-watching trips by boat.This is where the Andalusian-Galician Spaniard immigrated in the 1960s and 70s: Now its a mix of Latin American, Pakistani, Chinese and Eastern Europe immigrants living alongside the adult children of the Southern Spanish immigrants.Polytechnic University just above a nice park, Parc de Pedralbes, which contains the former residence of the Spanish royal family.It sits right above Plaza España, which offers Fira Convention center in and the new 5 level shopping center that was once Barcelonas bullring (bull fighting is illegal in Catalunya, hence their symbol is the donkey, not the bull like the rest of Spain).
YOu can actually find many restaurants with good services here, mostly due to foreign 1970 escort for sale ownership.
Butting up against Montjuic, and actually partially up the mountain, is the barrio of Poble Sec, Ravals next door neighbor. .
This has also recently become the new gay area, so it is slowly getting beautified. .
There are blooms for every season the stars include the king protea, blue lily, chincherinchees, red hot poker, and a thousand varieties of daisy.
Stop in a place such as Mossel Bay, with the world's mildest year-round climate after Hawaii.
They do have the Ferro Carrils which are short distance trains that go downtown and connect to the metros.It all comes together in the annual April Slow Festival here.Yelp and make a decision.And Barcelona is so small anyway, you can ride Bicing to the beach from there (its all downhill).Just have a look.Six things you must.Poble Nou has seen the most new construction of any barrio in Barcelona.As you can imagine, there is an amazing Mardi Gras parade here every year.Not a popular place for expats, because it is far from the beach and is extremely hilly.You likely wont be looking to live beyond the metropolitan area, unless you want some land for animals, grapes, or an otherwise quiet rural life, which is likely not the reason you are moving here in the first place, though it may be where you.Badalona has also undergone a recent gentrification, on the beach fronts anyway, and you will generally fine cleaner, less crowded beaches that are still plenty lively.Many an old factory are still waiting for reconstruction and plenty of gitanos (gypsies) make their homes in them, or in the places they used to stand- there are a grip of vacant lots around with a old brick wall left alone in the middle.This is where the famous FGC Barcelona stadium, Camp Nou,.
Within the last decade or so, Raval has (to the dismay of some) cleaned itself up though but it still isnt a tourist area, though the city is trying to promote it as such.