Sant Andreu

Get to know your neighbors by name in this secluded corner of Barcelona.

Sant Andreu's seclusion from the fast pace of Barcelona's core keeps the neighborhood feeling approachable. Sant Andreu boasts a steadfast community whose residents support their local businesses and address one another by name, and its recent infrastructural improvements are beginning to attract the eyes of those looking for new neighborhoods. As the light fades on Sant Andreu, the neighborhood's restaurants and shops dim their own as well. In Sant Andreu, serenity is appreciated.

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On the Map

Sant Andreu is bordered by Baró de Viver, El Congrés i els Indians, Navas, Trinitat Nova, La Prosperitat, Vilapicina i la Torre Llobeta, El Clot, Sant Martí de Provençals, and Porta

El Prat Airport: 25 minutes by car without traffic or 55 minutes by public transit
Sants Station: 35 minutes by public transit
Plaça Catalunya: 25 minutes by public transit
Sagrada Família: 25 minutes by public transit

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A Working Neighborhood In the Outside of Town

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Sant Andreu's calm demeanor encourages a lifestyle that celebrates simplicity.

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Whether along the water or within quiet corridors, residents stroll slowly in Sant Andreu.

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Wide walkways, public tracks, and artistic wall spaces contribute to the neighborhood's approachable nature.

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Sant Andreu's residential buildings reflect the same ideals as its shopping corridors.

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They are modest, economical, and gently weathered.

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They feel lived in and loved much.

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Sant Andreu's aesthetic still hints at its industrial past.

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Each year, former warehouses transform into future galleries and cinemas.

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Getting to them or getting to the city's center from Sant Andreu is easy.

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The Metro and the train run directly to, and through, this well-connected and ultra-accessible neighborhood.

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The neighborhood is quite pleasant and quiet, there are supermarkets in the area as well as bars and restaurants where you can enjoy typical meals and drinks."
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Visited in 2013

Sant Andreu's Local Markets and Simple Street Scenes

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Street markets and street food makers congregate in Sant Andreu.

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They share their culinary specialities with the rest of the neighborhood.

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Residents of Sant Andreu never seem to take themselves too seriously.

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Instead, they greet each other, relax with one another, and people watch from public perches.

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Neighborhood Green Spaces In Sant Andreu

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Warm weather and weekend days bring Sant Andreu families and friends to its park spaces, plazas, and benches.

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Brick walls become handball courts.

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Fútbol becomes a spectator sport.

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Peace becomes easy to reach.

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Beautiful place in a local neighborhood away from tourists!"
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Visited in 2013

Windows and Walls: The Look of Sant Andreu

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Cultural centers, churches, and simple homes and gardens define the demurely weathered look of Sant Andreu's edifices and residences.

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Wide boulevards turn into open plazas and quiet streets.

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Photography

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

Teddy Iborra Wicksteed

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Teddy Iborra Wicksteed is a photographer based in Barcelona, Spain.

Lindsay Murphy

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Lindsay Murphy is a freelance photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work mainly focuses on architecture, children, weddings, food and wine. As a new Barcelona resident, photographing Barcelona for Airbnb was the perfect way for her to quickly establish an intimate relationship with the city. She is currently photographing her way around Spain.

Iciar J. Carrasco

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Freelance Photographer and Graphic Designer currently based in Madrid, Spain. Discovered her love for cameras at an early age when she got her first Polaroid. Loves photographing food before eating it, traveling and capturing scenes from different places or taking portraits of people. Also loves designing publications, paper, printing techniques and dreams of mixing all these with photography, creating a lifestyle magazine in the future.

The Weaver House

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Hannah and Kelty are twin sisters from Portland, Oregon. After studying foreign languages together at Stanford University they parted ways, moving to Barcelona & San Francisco. Re-uniting in 2010, they launched The Weaver House: a collaboration in photography, design, and fashion. They shoot with polaroid, 35mm and digital, gravitating toward organic and unique personalities, spaces, and unions.