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Poblenou is a former industrial district that has experienced an intense transformation. The development of new areas and renovation of old factories and warehouses into new office buildings, lofts and art galleries, has turned it into an extremely dynamic place.

Poblenou offers a fusion of old and new, great accommodation options, proximity to the Barcelona beaches and much more!

 

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Poblenou is one of the neighborhoods of Sant Martí district. It’s located between the Olympic Port and the Forum. Bogatell beach, one of the most popular beaches of Barcelona, is also part of Poblenou.

This area is now filled with exciting new hotels, highrises, shopping centers and restaurants.

The Manchester of Catalonia

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Formerly called the “Manchester of Catalonia“, it was the main industrial center of Barcelona during the 19th century and a working class neighborhood.

By the mid 1900’s, it entered a slow process of decay and abandonment when industries started moving to the outskirts. However, in recent years the whole area has been completely reinvented.

The main reason for this huge revamp is the development of several key areas. Some of these started in the late 1980’s, like the Olympic Village.

Others, still in process, include the 22@ District, an ambitious plan to turn Poblenou into a technological and innovation district.

What to see in Poblenou

Barcelona Design Hub

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Check out the renovated Glòries Plaza with the recent opening of Barcelona’s Design Hub. This multifunctional center hosts the Barcelona Design Museum, a documentation center and a library.


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The explanade it’s the perfect place to contemplate Agbar Tower at night. Not too far is Novotel Barcelona, a perfect hotel for families.

New Encants Flea Market

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The Encants Vells, Barcelona’s most ancient flea market (dating back to the 14th century), was relocated en 2013 and treated with a futuristic new structure near Glòries square. In this peculiar flea market you’ll find every possible second hand item.

Rambla Poblenou

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Take a walk down the traditional Rambla del Poblenou, for drinks or tapas. The busiest street of this neighborhood has a lively atmosphere (especially in the summer) and is filled with bars and restaurants. It eventually leads to Bogatell beach.

Poblenou Cemetery

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Check outstanding funerary art at the Poblenou Cemetery, that features stunning sculptures and pavillions, some dating from the 18th century. Don’t miss “the Kiss of death”, the most notable piece of art of the cemetery.

 

 

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How to get there

Metro Line 1: Marina and Glòries station. Line 4: Ciutadella Villa Olímpica, Bogatell, Llacuna, Poblenou, Selva de Mar and El Maresme I Fòrum station
Tram T4 Line: From Ciutadella Villa Olímpica to Fòrum station

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The best tours in Barcelona


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Flamenco show in Barcelona Flamenco Tapas Bar

Experience the magic and passion of a live flamenco show in Barcelona with front row seats. Enjoy a truly authentic show of this traditional Spanish art in the most intimate setting, with the company of accomplished dancers, guitarists and singers in the heart of Barcelona.

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Full Day tour: Torres Cellars, Montserrat & Sitges with Brunch

Join this full day guided tour that includes a brunch and wine tasting at the Torres Cellars in the Penedés region, plus the breathtaking landscape of Montserrat and the stunning city of Sitges.

Sagrada Familia guided tour + fast track entrance and towers

Admire the most famous monument in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia through this 1,5 hour guided tour that includes fast track entrance and visit to the towers for extraordinary views of Barcelona.

Day trip to Girona and Figueres with Dalí Museum

Enjoy Girona and Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown in this guided full day tour. Walk through the picturesque streets of medieval Girona and visit the Dalí-Theater Museum in Figueres, the biggest collection of the surrealist artist.

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Entrance and guided tour to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell plus Casa Batlló and La Pedrera

Get the best of Gaudí in Barcelona in one single tour. Experience the creative genius of Gaudí with this 4,5 hour guided tour that includes entrance to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, plus an exterior visit to La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

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Park Güell Fast Track Entrance and Guided Tour

Visit one of Barcelona’s most amazing landmarks in this 1,5 hour guided tour of Park Güell. Learn all about this magnificent modernist work by Gaudi, one of the places that make Barcelona a unique city.

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Montserrat morning tour from Barcelona

Immerse yourself in the magic of Montserrat, one of the most special locations near Barcelona. This morning guided tour invites you to explore this mountain retreat, as well as its monastery, funiculars and mountain paths leading to spectacular views.

Highlights of Barcelona morning tour

Enjoy Barcelona to the fullest with this guided morning tour, featuring the best of Barcelona. Explore the Gothic Quarter, the Gothic Cathedral, Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol and much more.

Game of Thrones Girona guided tour

Experience the magic of the fabulous Girona’s historical center through the scenarios of Game of Thrones. Explore the medieval city, one of the settings of the famous hit TV show, in this 6 hour guided tour from Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia guided tour - Fast Track entrance

This 1,5 hour guided tour will give you instant access to Barcelona’s biggest landmark: Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the most impressive architecture and ornaments with a Fast Track entrance, no queues.

 

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