Sants is a neighbourhood in the southern part of Barcelona. It belongs to the district of Sants-Montjuïc and is bordered by the districts of Eixample to the northeast, Les Corts to the northwest, and by the municipality of l'Hospitalet de Llobregat to the south. Although old-fashioned, its name is sometimes still written as Sans in some Spanish-language sources.
Carrer de Sants connects the neighbourhood to the city, running from Placa Espanya to L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. Carrer de Sants is one of the largest commercial streets in Europe. It is one of the largest commercial streets in Europe.
If you’re staying here, you’re in for a fine sampling of the Barcelonian lifestyle and a family friendly zone. The area is ideal for not that young people, as well as for families and couples looking to be in a relaxed part of the city.
Sants is an affluent but very rich and quiet neighbourhood in Barcelona, mostly residential area, out of town but easily accessible. It has a wide variety of flats, both traditional and modern, ranging from beautiful houses to penthouses with terraces. These properties are mainly aimed for families, elderly, and people who enjoy nature. The majority of the flats are bright, with plenty of light and access to terraces, both shared and private.
The Sants neighborhood has the air of a town, with very good connections to the city centre and very commercial. The Sants Street is the longest shopping street in Europe. It is a good neighborhood for families with children , although the quantity of apartments for rent makes it attractive to all kinds of people. Now, it is mainly famous for being the location of Barcelona’s main train station, which connects the city with hundreds of destinations.
- Metro: Barcelona Sants Station, Plaça de Sants (L1 & L5)
- Walk: 20 minutes walk from the Camp Nou
- Distance to the beach: 45min walk – 3.5km
- Train station: Barcelona Sants station is the primary station for national and international arrivals and departures.
Sants train station
Sants is the neighborhood of the city’s main train station. Barcelona Sants Station was inaugurated in 1979 in the district of Sants-Montjuïc and quickly became the second most important station in Spain, with a monthly flow of over 2,5 million passengers. From Barcelona Sants, people can travel not only within Catalonia but to other Spanish regions and even French cities such as Paris, Lyon, and Toulouse.
The station offers a variety of places to eat, from cafés to fast-food restaurants, a number of stores and services like pharmacies, travel agencies and a tourism office.
Mercat de Sants
Mercat de Sants is located in a beautiful modernist building which mixes ceramics and brick walls, designed by Pere Falqués. The market first opened its doors in 1913, and today it still stands as one of the best and most traditional places to go shopping in the neighborhood. The Mercat de Sants has 35 food stalls, 14 clothing and household stalls and a supermarket, ready to cater to the local population’s needs.
Parque de la Espanya Industrial
This park is one of the sites that show the strongest connection to the neighborhood’s industrial past. The park occupies the area where La España Industrial, one of the most important textile factories in the city used to stand.
The park has an area of 11 acres, which are divided into a green, grassy field, a big plaza, an artificial lake, play areas, fountains and sports fields. It is a very pleasant area to go to with the family, for a picnic, to exercise outdoors or to take pets for a walk.
The park features a number of statues that were built for the 1929 International Exhibition, and an amazing sculpture by artist András Nagel, called “El Dragón”, which doubles as a slide for children.
Festa Major de Sants
It is a festival in which the locals decorate their street, just like in Gracià. During this time there are many open air events including gourmet activities, concerts and dances.
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