Time Out magazine conducted a survey of more than 27,000 people around the world to find out which are the 50 best neighborhoods to live in. Among the parameters used to choose the neighborhoods were characteristics such as climate, price-quality ratio, multicultural, diverse local commerce, and where tourists could also experience the best of the city.
The result was that Poblenou was undoubtedly one of the best places to live. This neighborhood was the center of Barcelona's Industrial Revolution in the early 20th century, but today there are hardly any traces of the old textile companies to be seen. Today, Poblenou is considered a beachfront town and it is literally so. It covers an extensive area from the northwest of the Parc de la Ciutadella to the tourist artery of Carrer Pujades.
The 22@ district
Today all the industrial and textile companies have become the famous 22@ district where more than 1500 companies dedicated to technology and innovation are concentrated, becoming the "Silicon Valley'' of Barcelona. An example of this is The former textile factory of Ca l'Aranyó is now the Communication Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University, and the rag warehouse Can Munné is now the headquarters of the Bau design school.
These buildings have become icons of the city and have transformed Poblenou into an area of innovation and avant-garde, which has made it very attractive for both locals and foreigners to live in this beautiful place.
Eating well, very well
In addition to everything we have already described, in Poblenou you can find a wide variety of places to eat, tapas and enjoy. One of the most iconic and recommended places is Els Pescadors, a restaurant located in La Rambla del Prim with more than 40 years of experience that offers top-quality fish and seafood. A place that undoubtedly reflects the soul of the neighborhood and that will leave you with an unforgettable experience.
Walking through the neighborhood, you will find some modernist buildings that you cannot miss as the Disseny Hub, the iconic design museum of the city, which houses culture, and activities, and the renowned library El Clot - Josep Benet. Another must-see is the Agbar Tower, an imposing skyscraper located on Av Diagonal and Badajoz Street, which marks the entrance to the 22@ technology district.
To all this, we can add its proximity to the beach, one of the most recognized in Barcelona; Playa Bogatell and Playa Marbella, its beautiful and entertaining beach bars will invite you to spend a pleasant time all year round overlooking the Mediterranean. In addition, we cannot fail to mention the famous Palo Alto Market, a market that is held the first weekend of each month and has a wide variety of food trucks, different design initiatives, and lots of music!
Poblenou is undoubtedly one of the best neighborhoods to live in. We invite you to live in this neighborhood, walk around it and if you fall in love with it, live in it for a while. From Atemporal we have a wide variety of apartments in this area, and we will be happy to help you find the perfect apartment for you.
Data source: National Geographic