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Best Places in Barcelona to Invest in Property

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Written by Daniella

Today we will have a look at some of the best places in Barcelona to invest in property for those who are interested in investing in real estate. We will take a few different angles, because you could mainly be focusing on the income you can earn with your property, but you could also opt for an exclusive part of the city. ShBarcelona knows all the ins and outs, and that’s why we are able to assist you on your journey of finding a suitable property to invest in Barcelona.

Advantages of investing in property in Barcelona

Barcelona is an incredible city and many people want to live here because of what the city has to offer. Investing in property is a great opportunity for many different kinds of reasons.

Cultural, social and work opportunities

One of Barcelona’s most attractive aspects of Barcelona is the fact that most of the large companies are constantly looking for new and talented employees. Of course, the city is also perfect in case you prefer spending your leisure time in many different ways.

Lots of diversity nearby

NOt only will you find many interesting things to do in Barcelona, within less than an hour there are even more options to spend those free hours (or days). From the most beautiful beaches to coastal villages and long walks in the mountains, it’s all possible within a couple of kilometres from Barcelona.

The option to invest in a luxury property

As you will read in the next paragraph, some of Barcelona’s neighbourhoods have large villas and other large-sized properties with often amazing gardens. You might be able to turn this into unique investing options.

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Which places in Barcelona to invest in property are ideal?

Sants – Montjuïc

One of the most profitable neighbourhoods in Barcelona is Sants – Montjuïc, and that’s because asking prices are low and demand is always there. This is the perfect place for students and employees, because the Sants train station is nearby and also Parc de Montjuïc. You might also consider investing in a parking space here.

Nou Barris

Some of Barcelona’s best investment opportunities are in Nou Barris. This is the place with the average lowest price per square meter, compared to the rest of the city, but much higher yields may be possible. Parc Central and the Collserola mountain range are two of the main attractions nearby, but of course you shouldn’t forget the streets and life in general.


Barcelona’s coastal neighbourhoods are always a good place to invest in property. Barceloneta is an interesting place on Barcelona’s coast, with its relaxed boulevard that is always full of people and with many nightlife options. This, however, does mainly attract tourists, and therefore investing in property here means higher rent, but the tenants will also change more often.

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Sant Gervasi – Galvany

This part of the city is known for its more exclusive properties, and this is where you will find inhabitants with a much higher income. There are many parks and green zones here, it is much more peaceful and safe here, and you will also find some of the best-known schools in this area. Overall quality of life is better in Sant Gervasi, you can count on that!


Raval is the next place for a good investment opportunity in Barcelona. Raval is in the city centre, and the asking price per square meter is lower than average here. This is a multicultural neighbourhood that attracts many young people, and its connection with the rest of the city is perfect. Visiting Barcelona’s characteristic points of interest will not be a hassle from Raval.

Vila de Gràcia

One of the most interesting neighbourhoods in Barcelona is Vila de Gràcia. Although it is much smaller than many other neighbourhoods, its streets are one of the key elements. It is filled with squares and terraces, and besides the fun part there are also plenty of essential services, like pharmacies, hospitals and supermarkets. Many foreigners choose Gràcia when settling in Barcelona for a longer period of time.

Horta – Guinardó

Horta is a more affordable part of Barcelona, and that’s exactly what makes it ideal for couples and families. Without the need to be in the centre of the city, you can still count on good public transport to reach the centre when needed. It only means you don’t have to struggle with the busier and older neighbourhoods.

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Zona Universitaria – Les Corts

This is, again, a neighbourhood that attracts mainly young people, and the reason for this is having the university and campus nearby, and having multiple options at your disposal to spend your free time. Although prices in this area may be a little higher (due to the luxurious neighbourhood of Pedralbes being right next to it), this part of the city is in high demand with students. Rental income is practically guaranteed here.

As you can see there are many interesting places in Barcelona to invest in property; from the more exclusive zones with luxury livings options to the more humble properties with more visitors or tourists. As we’ve mentioned before, everything depends on what type of property you are looking for. If you have any questions related to this article or finding a suitable property, don’t hesitate and get in touch with us. The team at ShBarcelona can assist you with finding the best property to invest in.

About the author


Daniella enjoys everything the city of Barcelona has to offer. She writes, translates and loves discovering Catalonia and its beautiful nature.

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