Barcelona's Diagonal Mar district is the newest area in the city. Equipped with newly built buildings, luxury residential areas, upscale hotels, shopping centres and a large park, the third biggest in all of Barcelona, it extends into a territory very close to the sea.
At no more than 5 kilometres from the city centre, this district belongs to the district of Sant Martí and is configured as a territory that depends decisively on the future. It's a cosmopolitan and well equipped place whose development was raised in the shadow of the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures, following the original idea of Ildefons Cerdá to take Diagonal Avenue to the same area.
What was originally an industrial zone has become an excellent place to live in Barcelona, with spacious and luxurious homes and in close contact with the sea breeze that comes from the nearby Llevant beach. Multiple sports complexes, pools and recreational areas increase the quality of life for its locals.
In this neighbourhood, there are some of the tallest buildings in the city, built in avant-garde designs, some of which reach 23 floors high, making them magnificent watchtowers to observe the sea and the entire Barcelona city.
Water is one of the most important features in the Diagonal Mar Park, which has a large central lake and boasts children's play areas and gardens for the enjoyment of walkers. The perfect combination of nature and architecture make the park an ideal place where visitors can get together and go sunbathing while children have fun riding their bikes along the lanes.
The large Diagonal Mar shopping centre is one of the biggest malls in Spain. It is an exclusive place where not only can you find shops that offer the latest fashion, but also plenty of cinemas, recreational areas and a wide range of bars and restaurants are available here.
In addition, Diagonal Mar is a neighbourhood that's excellently connected by public transport with the rest of the city, not just with the centre, but also with the main arteries of the city, via its numerous bus lines, tram or metro stops.
The Diagonal Mar neighbourhood, one of the few districts with the greatest potential for expansion in Barcelona with a splendid quality of life and new build flats, has become the city's most preferred and highly valued area to invest in new properties.