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Barcelona Area Guide: Poble Sec Barrio

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Paral.lel in Poble Sec
Paral.lel in Poble Sec

Paral.lel and Poble Sec are barrios included in the district called Montjuïc. Paral.lel is an avenue that cuts down from picturesque Plaça España right down to the World Trade Centre at the tip of the port. Poble Sec is an area spreading out from the middle of Paral.lel.

The areas are safe and primarily residential, but there is much entertainment to be had as well. This includes popular bars, theatre and even a club. However, whilst Paral.lel is a busy thoroughfare during the day, the areas are quiet and just a 10-20 minute walk to the centre of the city and Las Ramblas. A good choice if you want to be central but away from the crowds of tourists that populate more central areas.

Montjuïc and Plaça España are also close by. The event halls and the Palau de Congressos near Plaça España also make the Paral.lel / Poble Sec area perfect for those in Barcelona on business. Although both Plaça España and Montjuïc have a lot to offer tourists as well.

Poble Sec - Mainly a residential area but with good transport links to the city centre
Poble Sec - Mainly a residential area but with good transport links to the city centre

There are several restaurants and many cafes which line either side of Paral.lel which also is home to some beautiful building facades, making it popular with visitors.

There are 2 metro stops, aptly named Paral.lel and Poble Sec, they are on the same line and are a stop or two away from Las Ramblas.

If you are looking for a bit of culture then not to worry there is more than enough to be found in Plaça España which has 2 art museums and Poble Espanyol which was built for the 1929 World Fair and is a "village" constructed from different examples of Spanish regional architecture.

Facilities-wise because the area is residential there is a good range of amenities from pharmacies to supermarkets. Also near Poble Sec/ Paral.lel is the Mercat Sant Antoni which is a large market selling primarily food products, a good place to have a wander and overload your senses.

Map showing the location of Poble Sec in Barcelona

Map showing the car parks nearest to Poble Sec in Barcelona, Spain. Click on the blue car park lables to be taken to a detailed information page on that car park.

Fundacio Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc
Rocafort Metro
Parking Urgel Car Park
Villur Car Park
NN Rocafort Car Park
Poble Sec
Eixample Left
Monterrey Car Park
SABA BAMSA Urgell Car Park
NN Borrell Car Park
Paral.lel Metro
Paral.lel Metro
Sant Antoni Metro
Poble Sec Metro
SABA BAMSA Paral.lel Car Park
Promoparc Vila i Vila Car Park
BSM Plaça Navas Car Park
BSM Ciutat del Teatre Car Park
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Accommodation Hotels Near Poble Sec

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Hotel Silken Concordia
B Hotel Barcelona - 3 stars
Catalonia Hotel Barcelona - 4 stars
InterContinental Barcelona Hotel - 5 stars

Parking in Poble Sec

We created a parking map showing the secure parking facilities in Poble Sec district. You can click on any parking icon on the map to see detailed information about each car park facility. To ensure your parking space is available when you need it you can book your parking space in advance. Follow the link below for more information.

Parking in Poble Sec

Highlights of the area

Close to the centre of town
Near Plaça España and the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol.

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