Just a 20-minute car ride from El Prat airport, Sarriá-Sant Gervasi is a neighbourhood you won’t want to miss. This ultra stylish enclave can be found just on the outskirts of the centre of Barcelona. If you want to see and be seen, this is the place to do just that. This artisanal and boutique neighbourhood attracts the chic and sophisticated while showing off its medieval roots.
You’ll definitely want to stay in Sarriá-Sant Gervasi because it’s just a short walk to downtown, but is surrounded by lots of open green spaces. Whether you want to spend your time shopping, dining or seeing the sights, there’s something here to satisfy every wish. You’re just a short walk or train ride from virtually everything that Barcelona has to offer, including Sants Station and Placa Catalunya.
Of course, Sarriá-Sant Gervasi boasts its own attractions too. The main draw is the Tibidabo Mountain for hiking, spectacular views and plenty of other outdoor opportunities. You won’t want to miss the Cosmo Caixa natural history museum with its 300-year old Acariquara tree and indoor rainforest. The shopping here is among the most varied and trendy in all of Barcelona so you’re sure to find anything your heart desires. You can also spend time wandering the parks and quiet neighbourhood streets, sampling the small cafés along the way. Jardins de Piscines is a green space that is ideal for families and couples. Check out Jardins de la Vil-la Amelia for breathtaking water features and bird sightings.