Sarrià is one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Barcelona. Besides being one of the oldest in the city, it retains its origins to perfection. Becoming familiar with this area is essential, since it is full of surprises thanks to its particular essence and exquisite architecture. Below, we present the most striking elements that link to shape the identity of this neat Catalan neighbourhood.
This neighbourhood of long tradition was originally an independent municipality. In spite of a fierce opposition of its inhabitants, in 1921 it was added to the municipality of Barcelona, conforming the district of Sarriá-San Gervasio.
The most expensive area in Barcelona
Sarrià is the most expensive area in Barcelona since it was the establishment of the bourgeoisie in its origins. This air of exclusivity is breathed on each of its narrow sidewalks, where neighbours greet each other and know each other well. This spirit remains despite being part of Barcelona, one of the largest metropolises in the world, a fact that never ceases to attract attention.
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The architecture of Sarrià is one of the elements that can not be emphasised enough. In addition to the impressive church of Sant Vicenç de Sarrià (of which documents of the year 980 are registered, expressing its full medieval past), two schools stand out against each other (or complement) from its architecture: the Teresianas College with a Modernist style and San Ignacio-Sarriá with a neo-Gothic English style.
High-quality gastronomy with an "illustrious outcome"
The gastronomy of Sarrià is one of its strengths and one of the most recommended aspects to discover in the city of Barcelona. It is said that in Tomàs Bar, in Mayor Street, you can eat the best patatas bravas in the whole city. On the other hand, an ideal place for the sweet toothed is the pastry shop, Foix, an emblem of the area thanks to its more than a hundred years of history, where the son of the owner became the illustrious writer J.V. Foix - a pride for the neighbourhood and the Catalan region.