Why Nou Barris?
The name “Nou Barris” means “nine neighborhoods”. At first, it was divided into 9 areas. Today, it contains 14 areas. Nou Barris is a somewhat new, residential area. As it grew out of the impromptu settlements created by the massive influx of families from other parts of Spain, coming to the growing industrial city of Barcelona to look for employment in the 1950-1970’s. The Nou Barris neighbourhood has since then seen a lot of improvements on its infrastructure, service and transport links, contributing to the fact that Nou Barris is now one of the “greenest” districts and has some of the more family-friendly apartments in Barcelona.
Sights in Nou Barris Neighbourhood
The biggest sight to be found in Nou Barris neighbourhood is the amazing “Parc Central” with its amazing iron and stone structures appearing almost dragon-like. Another interesting sight is the sculpture “Tribute to Pi I Maragall” in the beautiful Plaça Llucmajor.
Eating out in Nou Barris
A great place to stop by to eat in Nou Barris is the Hermanos Tomas. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but that is because here the food is the focus! It’s kinda pricey but the food is absolutely excellent. On the menu, you will find interesting dishes.
Drinking and clubbing in Nou Barris
To be quite honest; Nou Barris isn’t really packed with great clubs and cocktail bars like some of the inner districts. Of course, you can always find the traditional bar or cerveceria. However, if you would like something a bit louder you should head to the neighbouring district of Sant Andreu or further into the inner city districts.
Shopping in Nou Barris Neighbourhood
Nou Barris has two main shopping streets, the Passeig Valldaura and the Via Júlia, both of which have many clothing stores. Nou Barris also has a large selection of food markets. You never have to walk long before meeting one, as well as the small supermarkets you find all over the city.