With its narrow streets, pedestrian sidewalks, and cobbled squares that are mostly seen in Major Street, Sarrià still manages to retain its rural spirit to this day.
Despite being a fully urbanised neighbourhood, it provides a lot of greenery. But not only that, you must also unravel its other secrets: desserts, delicious potato bravas, and the old cemetery.
Age and tradition
The neighbourhood of Sarrià is influenced by the traditional Catalan bourgeoisie in the 19th century, who built their summer houses here, and as a result, turned the area into a prosperous and charming place. These houses can still be seen in the old town, particularly in Mallofré passage and also in plaza de Sant Vicenc.
Typical Sangrá family houses with their coat of arms in stone and wrought iron gate, and Margenat, Gothic, are a sample of those more traditional Barcelonan houses.
The oldest part of Sarriá is formed by the Sant Vicenç parish church as well as the land next to this church.
In Plaça del Consell de la Vila, the former town hall is now occupied by the district council. A sculpture of Josep Clará, "Pompona" is located right at the front of this building. Another sculpture, "Potal de Sarriá" by Emili Armengol is located in Plaza de Sarriá and expresses the unity between the villages that form this district.