Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is one of the best-off neighbourhoods in Barcelona. This residential area with lots of gardens and small squares is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, accommodation in Sarrià is the perfect option.
This city district is the combination of several municipalities that were annexed by Barcelona in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Well-to-do families built second homes and Modernista mansions that can still be seen today, including Antonio Gaudí’s Torre Bellesguard and Juan Rubió’s Casa Roviralta.
Sarrià remain the most chic of Barcelona’s neighbourhood and is blessed with lots of green spaces, including Jardí del Turó del Putxet, Jardines de Can Sentmenat and Parc de l’Oreneta, ideal for children, who can travel back in time on its miniature steam railway. If you like nature, make the most of your stay in your holiday apartment in Sarrià to walk along the Carretera de les Aigües through the Serra de Collserola.
If you’re after stunning views of the city, head up to the Torre de Collserola telecom tower built for the 1992 Olympics by architect Norman Foster. It’s the highest viewpoint in Barcelona with breathtaking views of the city skyline. You’ll also get great views from the top of Tibidabo, where you can visit the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor and Tibidabo Funfair, with both modern and period attractions, including a fascinating Automata Museum.
Another wonderful museum close to our holiday apartments in Sarrià is Cosmocaixa, the city’s interactive Science Museum that thrills young and old alike.
Sarrià-Sant Gervasi still retains its small town charm in its old streets. Stroll along Carrer Major de Sarrià, full of shops, restaurants and bars, including Bar Tomás, said to serve the best patatas bravas in the whole city. Need more motives for booking accommodation in Sarrià?
Life in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi goes by at a slower pace than the rest of the city, but it still has a sophisticated nightlife around three streets: Amigó, Santaló and Marià Cubí. The best-known cubs are Sutton and Otto Zutz.
As you stroll along the quiet, leafy streets by your accommodation in Sarriá-Sant Gervasi, you’ll feel a million miles away from the busy city centre, but in fact it’s only 10 minutes by train to Plaça de Catalunya. Enjoy your holiday!