Whenever there is a mention of Sarria-Sant Gervasi, you will hear about an area with the highest income per capita in Barcelona. It is one of the biggest regions in Barcelona and its population enjoys a high standard of living.
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This district was created in the early twentieth century, from former municipalities of Sarria and Sant Gervasi Cassolas. The Catalan bourgeoisie lived luxurious lives and owned spacious second homes to spend the summer holidays there.
Divided into six districts, Sarria-Sant Gervasi is a quiet and residential area with lots of green spaces such as Collserola Park, the main green lung of Barcelona or the Parc de l'Oreneta. At the top of the town, there is Tibidabo, with its legendary Parc d'Atraccions, Sagrat Cor and the spectacular 289-metre Torre Collserol, an excellent vantage point to watch the entire Barcelona city from its mountains to the sea.
The main streets of the district are Via Augusta, Passeig de la Bonanova and Ronda de Dalt, and partly Diagonal Avenue. The neighbourhood architecturally radiates elegance in places like the Plaça de Sarrià or Ronda General Mitre.
The interesting cuisine is served in many restaurants, selected and varied as the Fulla d'Ostra, specialising in Galician food, Tuset, Mediterranean food or Spoonik club, with its creative cuisine. In addition, residents say the best patatas bravas in Barcelona are served in Sarria-Sant Gervasi.
As for the commercial offer, the district's boutiques have the best textiles, designer clothes and home accessories, offering products with the most exquisite details. Even so, many old shops still withstand the onslaught of modern shops. One of the main shopping streets is Carrer Major. But if anything stands out is the reputation for having the best pastry shops in the city, including the famous Pastelería Foix.
Sarria-Sant Gervasi has lots of parks and gardens and poses great advantage for those with children. Places like Jardins de Piscines i Esports or Jardins de la Vil are crowded on the weekends. Of course, the classic Tibidabo Amusement Park (Parque de Atracciones del Tibidado) provides the best family fun with stunning views.
If the district transmits tranquility during the day, at night it becomes one of the most outstanding leisure areas of the city, especially in Sant Gervasi. The top 3 streets for a great nightlife include Tuset, Aribau and Santaló, with famous clubs like Luz de Gas, Bling Blig or Sutton.
If you have decided to rent or buy a house in this very distinguished district of the city, the best option is to visit one of the offices of real estate Engel & Völkers Barcelona, because this company has an extensive portfolio of properties with all the features you need in the best and most exclusive areas of Barcelona. What's more, the agency has almost 40 years of experience in the real estate sector.