Positioned towards the north east of Barcelona’s historic centre, the Sant Marti district of the city is well-known for its high rise buildings and shopping malls. Originally a bustling industrial area, the neighbourhood has benefitted from various regeneration projects over the years, resulting in the modern district that it is today. Sant Marti is also adorned with an array of must see sights and attractions, including the magnificent Mar Bella beach and the fabulous Diagonal Mar complex. Below you will find a link to our most popular Sant Marti apartments, which range in size and price, together with a link to all apartments within the vicinity.
Most popular Sant Marti apartments
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Listed below are a collection of food stores which can be found within easy reach of our self-catering apartments, all of which offer a variety of local and international produce. A selection of highly recommended restaurants, which are all positioned within close proximity to our Sant Marti apartments, can also be found below.
You will find the beautiful Sant Marti district in the north east of the centre of Barcelona. This rather affluent neighbourhood has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years. The close proximity to the city’s most beautiful beaches give it an almost celebrity status. The nearby incredibly modern Torre Agbar, a mammoth pine-cone like building, rises boldly towards the sky and lights up magically at night time. With some outstanding shopping opportunities, a dedicated entertainment complex and delightfully landscaped green open spaces, Sant Marti is hard to beat. Incorporating the nearby Poble Nou and today’s rather swanky and dynamic Digonal Mar barrios, the district was once dubbed ‘the Manchester of Catalonia’ because of its rich industrial heritage. Historically Sant Marti remained an independent municipality until 1714 when it was swallowed up by the Barcelona boundaries, ultimately playing an important role in the following industrial revolution. More recently the area fell into a sorry decline up until the end of the 20th century but was thankfully snapped up for regeneration to accommodate the 1992 Olympic Games. The entire beachfront was redeveloped during the construction of an Olympic Village to house the thousands of visiting athletes. Many of the original industrial buildings were converted rather than demolished respecting the historic importance of the area.
There are plenty of things to do and places to explore in the historic Sant Marti district. Why not visit the Parc Central del Poblenou and grab a moment’s peace from the hubbub of the city. With over 55 hectares of open green space there is plenty of room for you and your guests to enjoy a picnic in the warm sun or a good book under the shade of a tree. The beautiful golden coastline is close by as well as a surprisingly fascinating old cemetery which is also worth a look if you are interested.
The charming, though strangely named, nearby neighbourhood of Clot is home to one of the most majestic buildings in the city. Many residents and visitors consider San Pau Hospital to be more deserving of the UNESCO protected building status than Gaudi’s more famous La Sagrada Familia. Constructed in the early 20th century by Lluis Domenech i Montaner it functioned as a hospital until 2009. Its future purpose will be as a cultural centre and museum for the city.
In startling contrast to this ornate building, the rather underwhelming Diagonal Mar shopping centre nearby underlines Barcelona’s love of ‘the shock of the new’. It is however retail heaven for many millions of local people and visitors to the city since it is the largest of its kind in the Catalonia. You will find all the usual local and international brand names here as well as a huge subterranean supermarket, delicious restaurants to suit every palette and a mammoth 18-screen multiplex cinema.
This fabulous area boasts many more must see sights and attractions, making it a neighbourhood which is definitely worth exploring whilst staying in one of our Sant Marti apartments.
All of these must see sights and attractions are just waiting to be explored and are all positioned within easy reach of many of our Sant Marti apartments.