Barcelona is considered one of the best cities in Europe, both for tourism and for living. It’s a big city with plenty of restaurants, shops, nightclubs, shopping and sports centers, and any other type of establishment you could need. It’s also on the Mediterranean coast, where you can enjoy kilometers of beaches and practice aquatic sports. In and around Barcelona there are ports and sailing clubs, as well as surf schools. All year round, the Catalan capital gets a large number of visitors, so buying an apartment in Barcelona can be an excellent investment.
Many Barcelona neighborhoods have easy beach access. You can get an apartment in the city center, for instance, in the old neighborhood of Barceloneta, which has a unique touch of a fishing village, or in districts on the outer edges of the city, such as Poblenou, Forum, and Diagonal Mar. These are all high quality districts right next to the beach and just 10 or 15 minutes from the city center by car or metro. For those who love sea views, we recommend Diagonal Mar. It’s one of the most modern districts in Barcelona, with an expansive beach and modern skyscrapers that have led to its nickname as the “Barcelona Miami”.
One of the most luxurious residential complexes is Illa de la Llum (Island of Light). These buildings are 26 stories tall with spacious apartments that offer panoramic views of the sea. Diagonal Avenue is one of the longest streets in Barcelona. It starts next to Hospitalet de Llobregat, crosses the center of Barcelona, and then goes down towards the seafront districts, creating a diagonal line through the Ciudad Condal.
Apartments on Diagonal Avenue always enjoy high demand, as they are very well-connected with transportation. Many businesses and companies set up shop here. It’s a mainfare of Barcelona brimming with life and activity.
If price is an important factor, you should keep in mind that the condition of the property, the prestige of the district, and the proximity to the sea are key factors. One good option is to buy an apartment in areas near Barcelona.
The cities closest to Barcelona are Badalona and hospital de Llobregat, both of which are well-connected with public transportation.
Lots of people ask “Is it better to buy a new apartment or a secondhand one?” Each option has its pros and contras. Right now, many modern residential complexes are being built in Barcelona and nearby areas, which include numerous services, like large terraces, rooftop pools, and underground parking. Small and large apartments are on offer, from studios to apartments with 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms.
Finding a secondhand apartment in Barcelona is much more difficult, especially in the city center.
For example, there aren’t many apartments with parking included in the city center, or many with more than 1 bedroom. Most of the buildings in the central district of the Eixample were built during the first half of the 20th century. They’re old, elegant houses with large apartments, some which take up an entire floor. These properties are in high demand today, and they are an excellent investment.
On Lusa Realty’s website, you can check the apartments for sale in Barcelona and their prices.