Sant Andreu is a Barcelona neighborhood located in the northwestern region of the city. While it’s a bit far from some of the most famous tourist sights of the city, Sant Andreu has its own unique set of attractions to visit while in the area. Here at ShBarcelona, we’ve rounded up a list of the top recommendations for things to see and do near Sant Andreu Arenal train station if you find yourself in the neighborhood.
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Parc Turó de la Peira
Located about 15 minutes from the station by foot, Parc Turó de la Peira is a paradise for nature lovers. The park is full of Mediterranean greenery that will make you forget that you’re actually in a major city. With several places for picnicking and relaxing and play areas for children, Parc Turó de la Peira is a great way to spend the afternoon near Sant Andreu. The park is also located on a hill, and the top provides gorgeous panoramic views of all of Barcelona below framed by the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.
Tolok Escape Room
For a unique experience in Sant Andreu, the Tolok Escape Room located just a few minutes from the station provides a few hours of fun for groups of four to five people. The escape game is set in a Mayan environment in which participants must decipher symbols and play strategic games to find their way out of the room by working together as a team. Although several escape rooms can be found throughout Barcelona, the Tolok Escape Room is one of the highest rated in the whole city, located right in Sant Andreu.
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Rent a Bike at Montefusco Cycling
Just a few blocks from the Sant Andreu Arenal train station, Montefusto Cycling offers bike rentals and guided day trips both within Barcelona and to beautiful areas outside the city. You can choose from experiences such as “The Best Road in Catalonia,” a 5-hour biking trip along the Costa Brava, the “Vineyards and Wineries tour of Penedes,” or stay closer to the city with the “Barcelona Hills Tour and Road Bike.” If you prefer the freedom to explore at your own pace, bike rentals are available seven days a week.
Explore the Old Mercadal Neighborhood
Strolling through the Old Mercadal neighborhood in Sant Andreu is the perfect way to get a feel for what the area was like before it became part of Barcelona in the late 1800s. Once a small village apart, it gradually evolved into a popular place for trade between the farmers outside Barcelona and the merchants within. The quiet streets surrounding Plaça del Mercadal will transport you back in time to when the area was still a gateway to the city.