Located in the northern part of Barcelona, Nou Barris borders with Sant Andreu and Horta Guinardó and consists of 13 different neighborhoods :
- Torre Baró
- Ciutat Meridiana
- La Trinitat Nova
- La Prosperitat
- Villapicina i la Torre Llobeta
- El Turó de la Peira
- Can Peguera
- La Guineueta
- Les Roquetes
Known as the most affordable residential area, Nou Barris has attracted many immigrants, initially from other parts of Spain in the hopes of finding employment. However in recent years, the area has attracted more and more immigrants from Eastern Europe, more specifically the Romani people. The housing in this area consists mainly of high-rise cluster apartment buildings.
Being located so far away from the city center and being residential means that it is by no means a touristic spot. There are however some impressive parks in the neighborhood such as Parc Central, Parc de la Guineueta and Parc del Turó de la Peira. These parks were built as an initiative to breathe new life into these once degrading areas. The biggest of these is Parc Central and is the second biggest park in Barcelona.
Another attraction is Mirador de Torre Baró from where you can enjoy amazing views of Barcelona. It is located on the top of the hill of Torre Baró neighborhood.
As a residential area, you will find some busy shopping streets such as Passeig Valldaura and Via Julia. Many supermarkets and fruit and vegetable stores as well as typical Catalan markets such as Mercat de la Mercè.
Getting to Nou Barris would mainly involve taking the metro by using either the Yellow line. Alternatively you can take the Renfe train from Pl Catalunya (line R4), which stops in Torre Baró.