Pedralbes is in the upper zone of Barcelona. It is a neighborhood full of history which possesses a rich cultural heritage, with works of art and historical monuments such as "The Royal Palace of Pedralbes" or "The Monastery of Pedralbes".Moreover, the area is the most residential of Barcelona, it has a wide range of luxury apartments, private swimming pools and other very high-end cars.There are also several prestigious houses in the district of Pedralbes that allow their residents to enjoy the comfort and living environment worthy of the highest international standings.Renowned schools are also located in this neighborhood, such as the Polytechnic School of Catalonia, or the IESE Business School, without forgetting that Pedralbes is home to the famous Camp Nou, the official stadium of FC Barcelona.
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Barcelona is one of the most expensive cities in Spain ahead of Madrid and San Sebastian, with around 4,093 euros per square meter. In 2016, prices have rose to 7% compared to the previous year. Besides, the number of properties sold has also increased by 27% between 2015 and 2016. Therefore, the 2016 year has been a prosperous period for the housing sector in Barcelona and experts foresee that 2017 will be better than the previous year. All in all, the real-estate market is very active and bullish in the Barcelona area, thanks to various elements such as a great growth in Spain, all-time low interest rates and low prices in Barcelona compared to other European big cities.
Regarding the property purchasing process, the promise of sale is signed between a buyer and a vendor. an itemized list is attached to the promise of sale. This is a document of related transaction costs such as legal fee, property transfer tax, registration duty, notary fee and real estate agent's fee. Then, the buyer usually places a deposit of 10% of the property price on Notary account in order to guaranty the buyer's commitment. For the following step, the Notary must collect various documents such as the entitlement of the parties, the mortgage situation and even the property verification. He will draw up the deeds, the tax due and the registration of the names of the new owners in the Spanish property register and tax register. On completion of the sale of the real estate, the title deeds are registered with local land registry enabling the title to transfer to the new owner.
Before any purchase, it is encouraged to contact a professional of the real-estate market in the area to know the different steps of the buying process.
The period from December to March is the coolest season in the Barcelona area. Temperatures remain constant, but do not promise great heat. It is possible to benefit from preferential rates for this season. However it will be difficult to swim in the Mediterranean sea.
The ideal season to come and enjoy Barcelona is from April to November. The temperatures are around 30 degrees, the sun is shining, the sea is good and the activities are numerous. Throughout the summer, Barcelona sees parades of tourists from all over the world, who come to enjoy the warm Catalan life.The months of September and October are also considered the "Best months", because the tourist influx is less important, and house prices are slightly lower compared to the middle of the summer.
The peak season is illustrated by the months of July and August. They are the hottest months of the year, and correspond to the period of the year when prices climb to the highest, and when the number of tourists is the most important. These three elements make the July and August very mixed months for traveling to Spain.
This monument is a true architectural treasure of the Middle Age period, which was built in 1326 by the King James II of Aragon and which enjoyed particular privileges such as the city protection in event of public emergency. It opened to the public in 1983 and now it is possible to admire its Catalan Gothic-style, mainly in its imposing bell tower. This is a peaceful digression within the city that is composed of the San Miquel chapel, as well as a church, a monastery, a cloister and charming gardens with an enclose courtyard.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-5pm
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This neo-classical monument is the former residential place of the Kings of Spain when they were visiting Barcelona. It was built in the 17th century and was formerly a farmhouse which had been bought by the Count Eusebi Güell in 1862. The building was then extended, and it became a Royal monument in the 1920s. In the upper side of the surrounding wall, there is the Güell Pavilions, which is a splendid work realized by Antoni Gaudi. This building is famous for its metal gate in the shape of a dragon. Nowadays, this palace belongs to the Barcelona town hall and is closed to the public. Nevertheless, one of its wings hosts the Museum of the Decorative Arts as well as the Ceramic Museum. Since 2008, it is the headquarter of the "Union for the Mediterranean".
You can admire red, yellow or blue roses in this luxuriant park with its verdant vegetation, which is famous for its rose garden which displays more than 240 flower varieties from all over the world. It also attracts sportsmen and walkers as it benefits from charming paths and various outdoor activities.
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the region of Catalonia. It is also recognized around the world thanks to its importance in the fields of finance, the arts, publishing, and to its international trade. Moreover, the Mediterranean brings it the city a climate with pleasant temperatures all year long, which allows to enjoy the sun and the beach almost during the entire year. Barcelona is one of the most important cultural destinations of the Southern Europe.The city has a history, but also an urban attraction out of the common. Discover its buildings such as the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sagrada Familia, its numerous walks such as Las Ramble, historic walkway lined with tapas ...