Have you already been to Barcelona, know the highlights and want to experience something a little different? On this exciting half-day tour you will explore some of the most fascinating, lesser known areas of the great city of Barcelona.
The origins of Barcelona’s ‘new town’ stretch back to the industrial age, when its mills and factories earned Poblenou the nickname of ‘Catalan Manchester’. Since then with help of money pouring into Barcelona in preparation for the 1992 Olympics, the area has been utterly transformed into a modern and dynamic innovation centre which has transformed into a dynamic hub for artists and entrepreneurs alike.
As you explore the area you will have the chance to admire some of the beautiful 19th-century industrial buildings which have been cleverly converted into galleries, apartments and trendy boutiques. The shopping, like so much of the district itself, is a mix of the old and new- independent fashion, modern and antique jewellery, as well as anything you could imagine at the huge Mercat Dels Encants flea market on Av. Meridiana.
However, Poblenou is not all trendy lifestyle brands and hipsters, it also is packed full of beautiful parks such as the Parc del Centre del Poblenou built by French architect Jean Nouvel and with over 1000 beautiful Mediterranean trees, is a much-needed oasis in this bustling neighbourhood. If you want to truly experience what it is like to be a cool urbanite in Barcelona, then Poblenou is somewhere you simply must explore.