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Poblenou is a recently renovated neighborhood, airy because of its proximity to the sea, relaxed because of its distance from the chaotic centre. It is home to the city's leading companies and contemporary artistic initiatives... All to be discovered!
Poblenou is located in the eastern part of Barcelona, in the heart of the Sant Martí District. To get there by metro, use the L4 yellow line and get off at the Llacuna or Poblenou stop. It is also possible to use the red line, which is bigger than the yellow one, and get off at Glories, just beneath the Torre Agbar. From here you can walk along the Diagonal in an easterly direction (away from the centre) and then get to the Rambla de Poblenou, a sunrise avenue that enters the centre of the neighbourhood and then goes to the sea.
Poblenou is a typical and at the same time new neighbourhood because in its spacious streets it hosts graffiti by contemporary artists, who coexist with old buildings restructured with attention to detail. In Poblenou, even the cemetery is considered an attraction: a modern building located behind the green Parc del Poblenou, the Cementiri de Poblenou will make you want to visit it. This area is perfect for living given the atmosphere of the neighborhood's narrow streets with the comfort of having some of the best places to spend your free time such as Palo Alto Market or the huge Razzmatazz nightclub. The breadth of the streets allows the passage of many means of public transport such as different bus lines or the trams that pass along Diagonal, which acts as a boundary to the north of the neighbourhood. Its layout also lends itself very well to sports: thanks to the ample space available it is home to numerous gyms, some very traditional, and others original such as Onair. This structure, located at Carrer de Pere IV 99, enables all those interested to learn how to do aerobic gymnastics, and to exercise with ropes, trapezes, belts hanging from the ceiling... Poblenou is also the perfect place to run outdoors, perhaps along the coast, and even on the beach. Sundays in the neighbourhood are quiet and pleasant: it will be easy to reach art galleries, aromatic cafés, bars where you can enjoy a vermouth while someone plays jazz. For example, Balius Bar is on Carrer de Pujades 196 and is sure to be appreciated by music lovers.
Poblenou is an area well suited to savouring local delicacies, especially when it comes to fresh fish. First of all, the local market, located at 25 Plaza de la Unión, in the middle of the most typical alleys of the neighbourhood, is worth mentioning. Here it is possible to buy high-quality meat, fish, cheese and fruit and also have a tasting at the stall. The small market at the entrance of the Mercadona supermarket, located on the upper floor. On this street there is a bar-restaurant, called Bitácora, which offers fresh fish tapas accompanied by special ingredients, such as the tasty tuna and avocado tartar. Poblenou is the neighbourhood of many foreigners who have brought their own culinary traditions to this place: it will be easy to find Italian pizzerias such as Mammamia (Carrer de Pallars, 230), Argentinean places that sell empanadas or the famous Tio Che, located in the Carrer del Joncar at the corner with the Rambla de Poblenou and easily identifiable thanks to the long line that forms for those who want to taste the flavours of its delicious ice creams.