Poblenou, Barcelona.
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Technically part of L'Eixample, the expansive neighborhood of Poblenou has seen quite the resurgence in recent years, buoyed in large part by renovations that stemmed from Barcelona hosting the 1992 Olympics. As such, the neighborhood’s seaside stretch of Port Olímpic underwent such urban regeneration that many locals now consider it a wholly separate neighborhood (so does Party Earth), while the main corridor of Rambla del Poblenou brims with outdoor cafés, cool bars, and a burgeoning art scene in formerly abandoned warehouses-turned-lofts.

Those looking to stretch their Euros enjoy ample opportunity in this neighborhood, which, despite continued rapid-gentrification, remains one of the more affordable neighborhoods in town while still being relatively close to the city center and a stone’s throw from the best beaches.

There’s still a good bit of grit the further one gets from the main drag, but for anyone looking to chill by day at a street-side café, sling pints to the sunset at a friendly neighborhood bar, or dance till the wee hours in a festive and unpretentious club, Poblenou is an ideal destination. Poble-yes indeed.


Where to Go in Poblenou

  • * Bharma 20s / 30s / Bar / Casual

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