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Poblenou in the district Sant Marti of Barcelona. Poblenou is a popular place to stay for tourists and to live in Barcelona for both locals and foreigners. Poblenou means "new village" in Catalan. Until the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 this area of Barcelona was mostly factories and was known as the "Catalan Manchester." Today Poblenou is more like the Catalan Silicon Valley. It's a modern residential area and home to the @22 Barcelona hi-tech business district and many new residential buildings, offices and hotels. It is also close to Barcelona's beach area.
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The tree lined Rambla de Poblenou is a favourite street with residents for strolling, shopping and meeting neighbours at the many outdoor cafes and restaurants. It stretches from the Avenida Diagonal all the way down to the Mar Bella beach
Many old industrial chimneys have been preserved in the district of Sant Marti. This one is by the old textile factory of Can Felipa, which is now the Poblenou civic centre and a municipal Poblenou sports and fitness center .
Can Felipa Civic centre Poblenou
Although most of the old Poblenou in Barcelona has been demolished to make way for new residential apartments and offices, there are still some gems from the past around, which have been preserved for posterity.
Mar Bella beach is the reason why many new residents of Barcelona choose to live in Poblenou. Stroll down down the Rambla de Poblenou and then enjoy a coffee on the beach at one of the beach cafés, called chiringuitos
Poblenou has many new hotels including the Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel which has 31 floors. Carrer de Marià Aguiló runs parallel with the Rambla de Poblenou and is one of the most charming old shopping streets in Poblenou in Barcelona.
Poblenou is great for walking, jogging and bicycling. Poblenou is between palm tree lined Avenida Diagonal and the beach area of Barcelona
The Torre Agbar office block is near the Poblenou area. It will be converted to a 5 star hotel in the coming years. The closest shopping mall is Glories shopping centre on Av Diagonal.
Doorway from old Poblenou.
Plaça Prim in Poblenou has one of Barcelona's best fish restaurants called Els Pescadors. This tiny square used to be a popular meeting place for fishermen,farmers and factory workers.
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"El Petó de la Mort" Kiss of Death sculpture by Jaume Barba 1930 in Poblenou cemetery
Josep Ricart's Sculpture on Rambla de Poblenou - "Monumento al Doctor Trueta" erected in 1978. Trueta was chief of trauma services for the city of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil war and later exiled to the United Kingdom.
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