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The priviledge of living in the upper area of Barcelona

Everyone knows that Barcelona is one of the main cities chosen as an enclave for world heritage and historical tourism. However, the Catalan capital has also a very high demand for those looking for a stable place of residence. The upper area of Barcelona is, in addition to the most exclusive area, the highest area of the territory, geographically speaking, the slopes of the Collserola mountain range. The term brings together the districts of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi and a part of Les Corts, resulting in a total of seven neighborhoods; in Les Corts, the Pedralbes neighborhood and in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, the neighborhoods of Vallvidrera, Tibidabo i Les Planes, Sarrià, Les Tres Torres, La Bonanova, Galvany and El Putxet i Farró.

Choosing the upper area means surrounding yourself with an exclusive, cosmopolitan and high standing environment, all with the advantage of having all kinds of services at your fingertips. A space that is traditionally reserved for the highest classes of society, so much so that, in the past, it was defined as a territory outside the city, directly dependent on royalty and aristocracy. Today, the upper area of Barcelona is passionate for all those who want a quiet residential environment, from families to professionals, to start a life full of comfort and quality of life.

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The advantages offered by this area of the city are countless. We will begin by pointing out some of the most outstanding services for people who choose Pedralbes and Sarrià for their home, such as their international educational institutions, which have a very good standing. Although there are many of them and very reputed, we will only name a few of them.

The American School of Barcelona (ASB), located halfway between Sant Just Desvern, Esplugues, Les Corts and Pedralbes, is considered one of the best schools in all Catalonia for its intensive school program, educational development and American teaching model. Upon finishing the studies, this institution offers its students an American diploma and the possibility of being admitted in universities around the world. On the other hand, the German School (Deutsche Schule), located very close to the ASB, is a prestigious educational center whose teaching program is accredited by the German system, making it easier for students to enter universities in Germany.

Located in Sarrià, the Benjamin Franklin International School welcomes hundreds of students from around the world. Its method is based on differentiated teaching, places the student at the center of the learning process and prepares him for their entry into universities around the world, especially into the American ones. In Pedralbes we can find the main campus of the French Lyceum of Barcelona as well, an international school with more than two thousand students enrolled whose method is adapted to the French national education system. For those families who are considering moving to the upper area, their ideal choice may be found among this selection of schools.

The gastronomic offer offered by the upper area deserves to be highlighted as well. In the area of Pedralbes in Les Corts and in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi we can find an infinity of luxury restaurants. The Dos Torres restaurant, located in Via Augusta, in the Sarrià neighborhood, is nothing less than an impressive modernist villa with a large garden. It is a beautiful and elegant building decorated with a contemporary and avant-garde style, run by the prestigious chef Carlos Cases, which offers its guests a variety of exquisite Mediterranean dishes. On the other hand, the Tram-Tram restaurant, on Major de Sarrià street, proposes a very select avant-garde cuisine combined with a family root with traditional flavors. Its chef, Isidre Soler, enjoys experimenting with top quality products, influenced by his teachers Ferran Adrià, Santi Santamaria, JM Boix and Fermí Puig.

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The Mirabé restaurant is another of the main attractions for those who love gastronomy. From a splendid balcony over Barcelona, at the foot of Tibidabo, the Mirabé restaurant is a stunning place where you can enjoy an innovative and exquisite menu and at the same time get the most out of a viewpoint from which to contemplate the entire city.

And finally, the ABaC restaurant, in Avinguda Tibidabo, is perhaps the most prestigious restaurant in all Barcelona and one of the best of Catalonia. With three stars in the Michelin guide and run by the renowned chef Jordi Cruz, this restaurant is part of a hotel located on a 19th-century estate and presents a unique cuisine concept, which takes technique, creativity and gastronomic perfection to its fullest expression.

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Another indisputable advantage offered by a residence in the upper area is that the area has some of the best medical centers in Catalonia. The Teknon clinic, located in Vilana street, next to Passeig de la Bonanova, is one of the best quality centers in medical and care service and combines impeccable personalized attention with the support of the most innovative technologies. It is a reference of the healthcare sector in Spain due to its specialized treatments, especially in oncology, cardiology and cosmetic surgery. Likewise, the Quirón hospital, located in an emblematic and well-connected area of the city, next to Passeig de Sant Gervasi, is a private center in constant renovation and adaptation that counts with the most advanced integral medicine.

The green areas are another attraction offered by this privileged area. Both Pedralbes and all the neighborhoods of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi have a myriad of parks and gardens that are ideal for enjoying good weather and nature. We can find from large gardens such as El Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta, Els Jardins del Turó del Putxet or Els Jardins del Palau de Pedralbes, to pleasant little parks such as El Turó Parc or El Parc de Monterols. The benefits of living near these green areas are many, as it is highly beneficial for out health and, in addition, it represents a surplus for our property.

In Atipika we have extensive experience in the management of real estate operations, and we can offer you an attractive portfolio of products in the upper area of Barcelona, both for sale and for rent. If you are interested in the purchase option, we have a fantastic option: a design property located in the Pedralbes neighborhood, just a few meters from Avinguda Diagonal, Els Jardins de Pedralbes and prestigious educational and medical centers. It is a 180sq m ground floor with an outstanding terrace, communal area, private parking and other facilities. It owns an exquisite decoration and impressive design furniture, so much that the property has been published in several renowned magazines.

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This other property in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi neighborhood is a perfect option for those looking for the most absolute luxury. It is located in a building of the late nineteenth century and in a private and cataloged pedestrian passage. The back of the house is an impressive private patio and the roof of the building houses a magnificent private sun terrace with swimming pool and chill-out area. A delight for the senses. Available on our website:

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Finally, Atipika offers this magnificent apartment, with a unique design and the best finishes, located in Les Tres Torres, one of the best neighborhoods in the upper area. The property offers a careful distribution in which highlights the light and space in all its rooms, as well as its large terrace. It is delivered unfurnished, completely refurbished with excellent materials and, in addition, the purchase price includes a large parking space with storage. For more information about this property, you can click on the link:

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If the option you consider is to rent, this is the safest bet. Located next to Els Jardins del Turó del Putxet, in a privileged and exclusive area, very well connected by public transport and highway, we find this apartment built by Núñez and Navarro in 2011. With two large terraces, decoration and furniture by a renowned Barcelona interior design studio, this property offers a comfortable layout and endless extras, such as two parking spaces, air chamber and soundproofing, alarm installation and solar energy accumulation system, among many others. Find out everything about this magnificent property exclusively on the link:

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Les Tres Torres is one of the most demanded neighborhoods in the upper area. This fantastic apartment is another of our musts for rent. With a spacious and bright living-dining room and a total of five bedrooms, this property is perfect for families who are looking for the calm and quality of life of Sarrià. Moreover, it has a large terrace overlooking one of the most emblematic avenues of Barcelona. An unbeatable option price-quality ratio, its wide open spaces and the brightness of all rooms:

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No doubt that in the upper area of Barcelona is there you can find the best homes in the entire city. The calm of the area, its quality of life due to the proximity of all services and the high level of livelihood that it presents conspire to make the upper area of Barcelona an ideal place to live. As we have explained, their schools, their prestigious medical centers, sports facilities, clubs and gardens, all of them are part of a myriad of advantages that the upper part of the city presents.

Atipika has an extensive experience managing both straightforward and complex real estate rental transactions. Atipika’s successful path in the real estate market over nearly 20 years makes it possible to offer a broad and attractive range of properties for sale and for rent in Barcelona, with a concise up-to-date information. Do not hesitate to browse our website to find out other properties: You can contact us through our live chat, send an e-mail to or call 93-4575032.



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