It is one of the most significant cultural cities in the world: the Spanish metropolis of Barcelona, located directly on the Mediterranean, is an aesthetic highlight with countless sights and tourist attractions. Gothic monuments, fascinating art nouveau buildings and Gaudi’s famous organic-flowing designs define the cityscape. It is little wonder that the demand for high quality housing is on the rise. Would you like to find out where and how to live in Barcelona?
One of the biggest highlights of the European metropolis is its four kilometre long beach. What other city with over one million inhabitants in Europe boasts its own sandy beach? It’s a mumble jumble of tourists and locals, students and senior citizens, families and youth groups. Every visitor to the capital of Catalonia ends up on “La Barceloneta” beach at some stage, be it for a private party, a public viewing, a concert, for kite surfing or simply for the purpose of sunbathing Tourism is booming, as is the economy in Spains strongest economic region. “The strong local demand and the increasing number of international buyers is currently leading to price increases of up to 12 percent”, explains Joan-Galo Macià, CEO of the Engel & Völkers Market Center Barcelona in the Market Report Barcelona.
Exclusive Living in Eixample
The famous landmarks of Antoni Gaudi such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà are located in the district of Eixample. Eixample is known for its square block layout. At around the end of the 19th century the city was expanded in an American-style strict grid pattern. The golden square (Quadrat d’Or) with its main road Passeig de Gràcia, which is lined by fine restaurants and noble boutiques, is particularly famous.
This is also where the luxurious avant-garde apartment is located, which has a living area of 338 m².
High windows offer views of the famous Passeig de Gràcia. The property has three bedrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, three bathrooms and a sauna.
The district is also very popular with property seekers, especially with international buyers looking for apartments in a central location. The buyers, who are mostly German, French, Italian, Dutch, Swiss and Argentinian, are paying 4,350 euros per square metre on average.
The Artists’ Quarter of Gràcia
Passeig de Gràcia leads to the artists’ quarter of Gràcia, a district that is popular with artists, intellectuals and students. This is also where the famous Parc Güell is located, which was designed and built by Antoni Gaudi between 1900 and 1914. It is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. It is mostly locals who seek apartments in Gràcia, 70 percent of buyers are from the immediate vicinity. But there are also French, Italian, American and Scandinavian clients looking to buy a primary or secondary residence in Gràcia. The district offers a wide variety of properties. Apart from apartments, there are also a number of villas in the district, such as this house with a living area of approx. 245 m².
A modern, bright and spacious interior on three levels. A glass door leads from the ground floor into the 100 m² garden. Large windows let in plenty of light.
Be it geometric street patterns or a lively artists’ district – Barcelona is a city of contrasts that is constantly reinventing itself. If you are looking for a property or a career challenge in the Catalonian capital, contact Engel & Völkers Barcelona!