Barcelona is a stunning city, both occupying the 4th place among the most visited cities in Europe, and 12place among the most visited cities in the world. Many celebrities come to Barcelona frequently, whether on vacation or for business purposes. However, in Barcelona and surroundings also attract some famous people for living. Among the famous people who live in Barcelona and its surroundings are:

Sports stars living in Barcelona:

Being the host city of one of the best football teams in the world, many football cracks live in Barcelona and surroundings.  Check out some of the places where FC Barcelona players live:

  • Lionel Messi: Winner in the last two years of the prize “Golden Ball” by FIFA, the Argentinian star lives in the charming town of Castelldefels, near Barcelona. Messi likes to take walks on the beach in Castelldefels, so with a little bit of luck, you might see him if you visit this place.
  • Gerard Piqué: Another of the young stars of FC Barcelona, Pique has decided to live in the quiet village of Cabrils, in the Maresme.
  • David Villa: With its incorporation into FC Barcelona, David Villa has chosen to move to the very exclusive district of Pedralbes, in the heart of Barcelona, where he bought two penthouses, worth 6.5 million euros. Villa’s residence is just 5 minutes from the Nou Camp stadium.
  • Victor Valdes, FC Barcelona goalkeeper, lives in the nearby village of Gavà Mar, where Rafa Marquez also resides.
  • Carles Puyol, legendary Barca defense, is based in Bonanova area in the city of Barcelona.
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Pedralbes Palace, photo by Perry Mason, flickr

Other celebrities who live in Barcelona:

The highly acclaimed Colombian singer Shakira has rented a mansion in the wealthy district of Pedralbes, Barcelona. Her plans include spending more time in this Mediterranean city to get even closer to the European market.

One of the icons of the song in Catalonia and  Spain, Joan Manuel Serrat, lives in Barcelona, specifically in the area of Pedralbes, but also has a rural residence in Camprodón, Girona.

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