Nou Barris

New energy infuses Nou Barris' green spaces and commercial quarters.

Nou Barris grew significantly in the latter half of the 20th century. The influx of Southern and Eastern Europeans left distinctive cultural marks on the neighborhood. Now, Nou Barris' character is a diverse mix of communities and backgrounds. Recent infrastructural investment resulted in the proliferation of eagerly anticipated neighborhood green spaces, and Nou Barris' new look continues to attract urbanites looking for quiet distance from the city's center.

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On the Map

Nou Barris is bordered by El Congrés i els Indians, Trinitat Nova, Turó de la Peira - Can Peguera, La Font d'en Fargues, Verdum - Los Roquetes, La Prosperitat, Porta, and La Sagrera

El Prat Airport: 20 minutes by car without traffic or 60 minutes by public transit
Sants Station: 35 minutes by public transit
Plaça Catalunya: 25 minutes by public transit
Sagrada Família: 30 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

A Growing Community In the City's Fringes

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Once an isolated area in the lesser-traveled outskirts of Barcelona, new investment has brought new life to Nou Barris.

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Although many of Nou Barris' residents still commute into the city's center, more and more local businesses are popping up in the area.

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Their presence is beginning to tempt residents to stay in the neighborhood for work, for brunch, or for the night.

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Its new businesses blend with its old parks and public squares.

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Nou Barris' diversity and growing number of outdoor and entertainment options is steadily attracting new recruits to the neighborhood.

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The district is so peaceful and nice, I feel so good here. There are so many great tapas bars and there's a beautiful food market...From here it's so easy and fast to get everywhere (city center, beach, etc.) by metro, bus, or night bus. I go everywhere by bicycle."

Public Playgrounds In Nou Barris

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While Barcelona was preparing for the Olympic Games in the 90s, Nou Barris was busy cleaning up and greening up.

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The resulting green spaces, skate parks, and playgrounds continue to serve as neighborhood-favorite gathering places.

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Play on, young soul.

If you have any doubts about location, just throw them away, as long as transport system is developed so well in Barcelona! A T10-ticket gives so many opportunities, including a chance to enjoy this neighborhood with all its advantages."
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Olya

Visited in 2012

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Serena De Sanctis

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Serena De Sanctis was born in Rome, and lives and works in Barcelona. She feels that photography enables her to approach and experience other people’s lives. Photographing Barcelona for Airbnb enabled her to get to know every corner of the city and to showcase what each neighborhood has to offer.