El Clot is emblematic of both a modern district and traditional neighbourhood in the district of Sant Martí, and its nucleus centre is one of the oldest in the district. This neighbourhood is the seat of the District Council (Consell Municipal del Districte). As a traditional district, it included the area known as Camp de l'Arpa, and before 2006, for statistical purposes, this toponym was added to identify the geographical unit (Clot-Camp de l'Arpa).
El Clot has a working class background and is considered to have a largely Catalan population with few tourists. People here tend to be Barcelona born and bred, and few foreigners have so far moved into the area. This is not to say, however, that the people aren’t friendly. The residents are extremely sociable, open and welcoming to visitors.
El Clot represents the duality between the characteristics of the rather traditional streets of the Eixample district and the modernity of those found of Saint Martí. In fact, we can see spacious, airy streets lined with the trees of the district, accompanied by flats that are generally large, comfortable and well-lit. The relative modernity of the buildings means that most have lifts and the facilities are generally new and well built. As a result, the higher prices paid in this area tend to be worth it.
El Clot is a district with many good services and shops. The municipal headquarters of the district are located here. It is a very pleasant place to live because we find everything here. There are several schools, theatres, cinemas, nightclubs, shopping centres, churches, mosques, children's areas, and of course many restaurants and bars.
Although El Clot is still an up-and-coming neighbourhood, it has opened up some of its spaces, so that residential buildings are combined with green spaces such as the Parc del Clot or the Jardines del Clot de la Mel. In 2005 the Agbar Tower was inaugurated, a skyscraper located next to the Plaça de les Glòries, which is one of the three highest in Barcelona.
- Metro: Clot (L1 & L2)
- Walk: 15–20minutes walk from Sagrada Familia
- Distance to the beach: 30minutes walk – 3km
There are also frequent buses, and you can hire bicycle
La Torre Agbar
The Torre Glòries is a skyscraper located at the intersection of Avenida Diagonal and Calle Badajoz, next to Plaza de las Glorias, and which marks the gateway to the technological district of Barcelona known as Distrito 22. It has 34 floors above the ground level as well as four underground floors for a total height of 144 meters, becoming, at the time of its opening (June 2005), the third tallest building in the capital of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.
Market del Clot
Located in the heart of the neighbourhood of the same name, El Clot market was designed by Pere Falqués and opened in 1889, together with its neighbour and twin, the Poblenou market. Its origins can be traced back centuries, when a travelling outdoor market took place here. Today, it is an important central market that still continues to serve the neighbourhood, thanks partly to a major renovation undertaken in 1995.
Parc del Clot
El Clot’s main park is a must-see in this area. The park maintains some of the relics of its industrious past; including a 25m long aqueduct with beautiful cascades of water. Meanwhile, residents of every age take advantage of the open-air squash courts, ping pong tables, running routes, kids play areas… Parc del Clot certainly offers a lovely open green space amidst the hustle and bustle of the city for all the family to enjoy.
L’Olivera is a popular tapas bar where they serve breakfast, tapas, and sandwiches made with only the freshest seasonal products for the highest quality possible. It’s also a great place to stop in for a glass of their delicious vermouth. With affordable prices, a cozy atmosphere, and excellent customer service.
Restaurant El Clot
This restaurant is known for its delicious Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. They serve up a variety of fresh paellas, traditional tapas, fish dishes, handmade pizzas, and more. The restaurant is decorated in Modernist style and offers a great atmosphere for both a casual lunch and a more formal dinner. They have a terrace and private rooms for big events. Everything at reasonable prices.
Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 600, 08018 Barcelona
Restaurant Can Pineda
This restaurant serves fresh, seasonal produce from the local market in the cozy and relaxing atmosphere of a typical Catalan tavern. Their menu includes a variety of fresh meats and vegetables, fish, truffle, foie gras and high-quality wines. They even have their own small bodega inside the restaurant that holds more than 3,000 bottles of wine from around the world.
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