Nou Barris is a walkable, business-friendly neighborhood known for being economical and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and cafes. Many visitors come for its beautiful outdoor settings, especially the beaches. Hotels and budget hostels in Nou Barris provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Barcelona area.
Sightseeing around Nou Barris
Some top attractions include the area's museums and monuments. Study the collections at MUHBA at Fabra i Coats, History of Immigration in Catalonia Museum, or Museu Palmero. Attractions like Gaudi House Museum, Gaudi House Museum, and Gaudi Experiencia highlight the local culture. Monuments like Casa de l’Aigua, Turo de la Rovira, and Bunker del Carmel honor the area. Hospital de Sant Pau, Monastery of San Jeronimo de la Murtra, and Sagrada Familia are some of the notable landmarks. Parc del Laberint d'Horta, Jardines del Principe de Girona, and Fabra Observatory are family favorites.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Zona de Banys, Bogatell Beach, and Mar Bella Beach. Local parks like Parc de la Creueta del Coll, Park Guell, and Parc del Centre del Poblenou are peaceful spots. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Heron City Barcelona, La Maquinista, and Magic Badalona. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Velodrom d'Horta, Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, or Centro Comercial Glòries.
Some of the area's most popular sights are Casa Batllo, Palau de la Musica Catalana, and CosmoCaixa. You can also head to Sala Beckett, Mercat dels Encants Vells, and Placa de la Virreina.
Getting around Nou Barris
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Roquetes Station, Via Julia Station, or Trinitat Nova Station. If you want to venture out of town, Barcelona Torre del Baro Station is the closest train station. You can also catch a ride at Barcelona Sant Andreu Arenal Station.
The Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) airport is 11.2 miles (18 km) from Nou Barris.