A gold medal choice

Welcome to Villa Olimpica

Villa Olimpica is home to the Olympic village which was constructed to house the 15,000 competitors of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Previous to this it was part of the industrial area of Barcelona. Contained in the area is the Port Olimpic, which was the marina for the Olympic games and where many of the watersports events took place. Now in Villa Olimpica you will find a skyline dominated by two very high buildings (154 meters tall to be exact); Torre Mapfre and the Hotel Arts Barcelona often referred to as "The Twin Towers".

The area is also brimming with other interesting modern architecture, the most famous being the huge shimmering copper fish by Frank Gehry. There is an abundance of classy lounge clubs found on Nova Icaria beach, and the famous Ice Bar Barcelona is also located here. Moll de Mestral and Moll de Gregal is where you want to head if you want amazing seafood. Apart from the beach, the Villa Olimpica 'barrio' also has La Villa shopping centre (containing the Yelma cinema) and La Ciutadella Parc to offer, the latter housing Barcelona's Zoo. Being within 20 minutes walk of the Gotico Barcelona and Born Barcelona, this is an ideal location.


The neighbors

Young families and professionals. People who like the modernity of the Olympics era buildings. 

What to expect

Sun, space, great beach and parks access, nice quality of life.

Lifestyle

Laid back for sure. 

What not to expect

Not as heavily dense commerce, you might have to walk more than one block to get milk and eggs.

The market

Competitive, there's lots of over priced apartments that tend not to move, so when something at market value comes around it moves fast.

You'll fall in love with

The beaches, Avenida Icaria, and the easy access to the city centre. 


Pros

Built for the 1992 Olympic Games the area is one of the more bright, spacious, and modern in Barcelona.

Excellently located within walking distance to both the centre and the beach, yet just far enough off the beaten tourist track be a quiet nice Barcelona neighborhood.

Being a relatively new area, the buildings tend to be new and those looking for more renovated accommodations will be very happy in this area.

Cons

Not the most exciting or 'happening' Barcelona barrio.

You will be pretty exposed to hordes of tourists in many of the area's commercial zones.

If a Tsunami hits BCN you'll be screwed! (Ok, this one's a bit far-fetched, but there weren't enough cons!)



Location


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Market snapshot


Rent

11.5€ M2


Average price per m2

On average, Villa Olimpica is

7.7%

Less than other
Barcelona neighborhoods

Sale

3400€ M2


Average price per m2

On average, Villa Olimpica is

2%

More than other
Barcelona neighborhoods


Market Explained

Villa Olimpica Barcelona is certainly a popular neighborhood to live in.  In terms of peacefulness and tranquility, it is quite similar to Poblenou Barcelona.  However, unlike Poblenou, Villa Olimpica is much more modern and new in terms of the buildings and flats themselves.  Prices tend to be a tad higher than normal here because of its proximity to the beach and the great condition of the apartments.  Plus, you'll also be close to the coolest park in town, Parc de la Ciutadela. In general you'll be able to find larger than average flats, and often unfurnished, if that's what you're looking for. This is also a wonderful and popular neighborhood for families.










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