We continue the series of articles about the best shopping areas in Barcelona and the opportunities that are offered for everyone who wants to go shopping and find cultural activities in the Catalan capital. Today we will tell you about the elite Sarria-Sant Gervasi district.
Sarria-Sant Gervasi is located in the western part of Barcelona close to Horta-Guinardo, Gracia, Eixample and Les Corts areas. Total area of the Sarria-Sant Gervasi district is 20 km2, the population is about 140 thousand inhabitants. The district consists of 6 parts: Sant Gervasi-Galvany, El Putget i Farró, Sant Gervasi-La Bonanova, Les Tres Torres, Sarria and Vallvidrera, el Tibidabo i les Planes.
The district is surrounded by Diagonal street on one side and by Tibidabo mountain with the part of the Collserola mountain range on the other. Long time ago the territory of Sarria-Sant Gervasi was formed by the several towns joined to Barcelona in the late XIX – early XX centuries. Now it is a picturesque and quiet area located away from the noisy city center. Sarria-Sant Gervasi along with Pedralbes district is also a prestigious area of Barcelona where many famous people live. Here you can find house of Shakira and Gerard Pique.
One of the most beautiful parts of the district is considered to be Tibidabo mountain. You can admire fantastic panoramic views and visit famous Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor on the top of the mountain. In CosmoCaixa museum you can learn more about the human history and life evolution. Here you can find virtual planetarium, the amazon jungle, geological section and many others exhibitions. Parc de Monterols and Turó Park are the perfect places to relax or have lunch.
The best places for shopping in Barcelona in Sarria-Sant Gervasi are situated close to Francesc Pérez-Cabrero Street. Where you can find men’s and women’s elite clothing store Jofré where famous international brands are presented such as Paul Smith, Ralph Laurent, Prada, Marc Jacobs and others.
In the Pau Casals Avenue there are fashionable stores Аvirex, Etro, DM3 and also a store for kids Mon Plus Beau Souvenir and the shop Petit Príncep for babies under 12 months.
Women can enjoy shopping in Barcelona in the boutique TCN in the Mestre Nicolau Street: everything from underwear to outerwear can be found here.
Cintia Boutique sell the best international brands clothing and in the shop Castañer in Mestre Nicolau Street you can choose any kind well-designed shoes and accessories. We highly recommend you to visit Tot-Hom boutique in Balmes Street if you are getting married: here are presented elegant wedding dresses and fashionable women’s clothing. Good jewelry stores are Rosa Bisbe and Domenech Joyeros in the Ganduxer Street.
In Sarria-Sant Gervasi area you can also try Catalan delicacies. Reina Elisenda de Montcada Market in Passeig de la Reina can surprise you with variety of vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and other products. In the street Major de Sarrià threrу is a fantastic confectionery called Foix de Sarria and The Chocolate Factory with variety of cakes, biscuits, meringues and bread. This is where you can find the perfect dessert for a special occasion. Another attractive shop is The Chocolate Factory, which is characterized by a variety of chocolate, jam, truffles and other delicacies.
Bars and restaurants in Sarria-Sant Gervasi area are also very good. In the Bar Tomas they serve the best in Barcelona tapas ‘patatas bravas’. Near the square Plaça de Sarrià is situated the bar El Vell Sarrià, where you can enjoy delicious Catalan cuisine dishes. In the Turo Park there is a good bar called Turo as well where you can try tapas, pizza or pasta with a glass of cold beer.
Other popular bars are Nuba, Dos Torres and La Bodega. And gourmets should visit the 2-star Michelin restaurant AbaC in Barcelona and one-star Freixa Tradició, Via Veneto, Hisop and Hofmann.
Nightlife Lovers should go to cocktail bar Gimlet, located near the metro station Muntaner. Mirablau is an elegant bar where you can sit outside in the terrace with spectacular views and enjoy a delicious cocktail. Furthermore, there is the area of Gracia, where nightlife offers endless entertainment options.