One of the things that make Barcelona a place extremely popular with travelers from all over the world is the great variety it displays in almost every sense. The Catalan capital is well known for its culture, lifestyle, and design. This thrilling mix arises out of many factors. One of them is the utter vitality of different neighborhoods of the city. Almost every of Barcelona’s barrios has its unique character and points of interest. The Poblenou neighborhood is no exception. So if you’re lucky to travel to Barcelona, maybe staying at Aspasios Poblenou Apartments, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful area. Here is our list of the best places in Poblenou.
Rambla del Poblenou
Rambla del Poblenou
Until as recently as 1992 Poblenou was a rather nondescript neighborhood. However, after Barcelona underwent a major architectural change on the occasion of the Olympic Games, the area has become subject to major urban development. As a result, the traditional Rambla del Poblenou emerged as a new area hub for culture and leisure. The beautiful alley features a whole range of great eating places and some cool cafés. Among them there are such emblematic places as El Tío Ché, a take-out that serves delicious cool drinks in summer and incredible sandwiches all over the year.
Poblenou park near the beach
Walking down the Rambla del Poblenou, you will soon arrive at a lovely green area, known as Parque del Poblenou. Like many other places in this neighborhood this park was established during the Olympic reconstruction of 1992. Its privileged position close to the sea makes it a place very popular with locals and travelers alike. The nearness of the Mediterranean makes Poblenou a great place for those who can’t live without the sea. At the beach you can swim or take a sunbath. In case you are here in winter, and it’s not warm enough for that, you can still do cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, or just take a stroll on the boardwalk enjoying the beautiful views.
In Poblenou you will also find some great places to go out at night. Most of them are located some steps away from the Rambla del Poblenou. Razzmatazz in the Almogàvers street is probably the most famous one. The venue is well-known as a stage for rock and indie concerts. Even more important than that is Razzmatazz’ fame as Barcelona’s biggest night club. The place is really huge, and thus features several dancefloors with music ranging from rock and indie to electro and techno. The party usually starts quite late and goes on until the early morning hours. So, if you want to join, we definitely recommend to unwind and maybe even to have a quick nap before you go there.
Palo Alto Market
Looking for gifts
For everybody who likes new design creations and vintage things, Barcelona is certainly a great place. The city features several creative markets where you can look for trendy bargains. The Palo Alto Market is probably the biggest one of all of them. Located in the heart of Poblenou, it opens its doors every first weekend of the month (except for August). Things you can buy there range from handmade jewelry to cool accessories and carefully designed clothing items. If you are looking for some gift for your friends and family, in Palo Alto Market is certainly the right place to look for it.