Another uptown neighbourhood of Barcelona is Sant Gervasi -La Bonanova. This is an affluent, quiet and elegant residential area, located on the slopes of Mount Tibidabo. If you come to Barcelona and you like unique places, you may be interested to stay in apartments in Sant Gervasi, or in apartments in Bonanova.

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Avenida Tibidabo. Foto de clara clarona en flickr

The oldest part of the neighbourhood is the area of ??Sant Gervasi, formerly known as Sant Gervasi de Pans. La Bonanova later developed in the late nineteenth century and a lot of traders who had made their fortune in America, established their homes here. Today, you can find many luxurious apartments and impressive houses in the area, some of the celebrities who live in Barcelona have chosen the luxurious neighbourhood of Sant Gervasi – The Bonanova as their place of residence. For example the famous defense FC Barcelona player ??Carles Puyol lives in this area.

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Places to visit in Sant Gervasi, The Bonanova:

  • Casa Pepe (Calle Balmes 377) A well-known place in Barcelona, ??is a shopping centre where you can taste cold cuts, high quality cheeses, tapas, wines and liqueurs. They offer catering service.
  • Restaurant Aranda Grill (Avenida Tibidabo 31) A restaurant of Castile, whose specialty is roast lamb. They also offer other dishes of the region, such as sausages, blood sausages, stuffed peppers and more. The restaurant is located in a charming castle and the service is excellent.
  • Bar Mandri (Calle Mandri 60) Recommended place for tapas, like patatas bravas, croquettes, squid and more. Good value for money.
  • Mirablau Bar (Plaza Dr. Andreu) If you’re in the neighborhood of Sant Gervasi and Bonanova you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the mountain of Tibidabo in Barcelona. And if you do, the best place for a drink is the Bar Mirablau, which has breathtaking views over the city.
  • Restaurant Taula (Calle Sant Marius 8) is a small restaurant with capacity for only 42 people. It offers international cuisine with a classic and excellent service.

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