The neighbourhood of El Coll is one of the neighbourhoods belonging to the large district of Gràcia. It is a neighbourhood that was built by saving the hills of Mount Carmel and Park Güell, erecting buildings in a geographically complex area, full of slopes. The density of the neighbourhood is quite high, with a clearly residential purpose, and its streets are narrow and steep. El Coll does not have many services, but it has greatly improved its connections with other areas of Barcelona, creating bus lines and metro stops of relatively recent construction, which provide the neighbourhood with a good public transport network. What attracts a lot of people to the neighbourhood are its excellent views and its large green areas, being flanked by two parks of extraordinary relevance, such as Park Güell and Park de la Creueta del Coll. If you want to rent a house in a quiet area, surrounded by green spaces, with affordable prices and an eminent family character, El Coll can be an option worth considering.
The neighbourhood of El Coll has affordable prices and compared to other neighbourhoods in the Gràcia district, it is probably the most economical of them all. The apartments you find here are standard or rather small, making them ideal for students or young people who seek independence, and therefore look for a quiet and cheap neighbourhood. It is also ideal for families, because despite not having many services, it has all the basics, so you do not need to go to other neighboring areas for this. There is no lack of supermarkets, small food stores, bakeries and the odd bar and restaurant. In Carrer Santuarios, there is also a small shopping area, among which are fashion shops, shoe stores, hairdressers and a civic center. It also has schools, so families are covered in this regard. The parks are other attractions in the neighbourhood, quiet spaces that are filled with children when leaving school. Park Güell is one of them, which covers a wilder, forest side in the area of El Coll, ideal for sports and walking the dog. Park de la Creueta del Coll, on the other hand, is perfect for children to play in the children's playground and teenagers to gather to play basketball, football or ping pong. The elderly, whose population is numerous despite the neighbourhood's slopes, meet in the parks to chat and play petanque.
Undoubtedly, the most interesting part of the neighbourhood is its urban parks, both quiet and visited often by runners, families with children and elderly people for a stroll. Other attractions in the area are La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Coll from the 11th century, La Finca Sant Salvador, which is one of the first works of Catalan modernism and now converted into a museum, La Torre de Sant Jordi and La Fuente de Sant Salvador de Horta.