The neighbourhood of Sant Andreu is a very traditional and cultural neighbourhood, located in the district that carries the same name, Sant Andreu. The area has a rural atmosphere and it has narrow and pedestrian streets, which are full of life, with many shops, bars, restaurants and services of all kinds.
The neighbourhood is the heart of the district, and it is the oldest part of Sant Andreu, full of terraced townhouses, business buildings converted into houses and apartments of average size. Many of these properties have wooden beams and other ornaments, that give a uniqueness and charm you can only find in the older areas of the Catalan capital, like the district of Ciutat Vella and Gracia.
If you are thinking of renting an apartment in the district of Sant Andreu, then the neighbourhood of Sant Andreu, the soul of this part of Barcelona, will without a doubt steal your heart.
The neighbourhood of Sant Andreu is a traditional neighbourhood. It resembles a small town, because of its narrow streets and pedestrian zones, full of small squares, bars, restaurants and some very interesting local shops.
Despite being an ancient neighbourhood, it has a young spirit, and is a favourite location for Barcelona’s young hipsters. Its wide range of shops and restaurants, its squares and terraces where you can have an aperitif and delicious tapas and its picturesque buildings, make it an ideal place for couples, young people and students.
Families will also find that the neighbourhood of Sant Andreu is a perfect place to enjoy the city. You can find many different types of housing options and alternative ways of living in this part of the Catalan capital.
Family townhouses with patios or backyard gardens have increased in this area, generally of a practical and fun design. Most of the apartments have many authentic details, like wooden beams, and the apartments have been reformed in a smart and decorative way.
Commercial properties have been converted into housing possibilities, and if you want to live differently, the spacious lofts with patios are an absolute delight.
Rental prices in the area, although they are not especially lower in price, are more affordable than those of other areas of Barcelona, such as Ciutat Vella, l'Eixample and Gracia. The neighbourhood is fairly well connected by public transport, although geographically it is more distant from the city centre.
Visitors can discover interesting architectural treasures, because of the history of the district of Sant Andreu. First, there is the Parish of Sant Andreu, whose remnants date back to the 10th century.
Due to different battles during its long history it suffered much destruction, so its walls have many styles from different eras. You can also visit the Parish of Sant Pacià, a neo-gothic, single nave construction that was damaged at the beginning of the 20th century. A peculiar fact is that the mosaic pavement was designed by Antonio Gaudí himself.