Living in La Bonanova
For the people of Barcelona it is well known as one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods of the city located in the upper area of Barcelona. A neighbourhood in the Sarrià - Sant Gervasi district, La Bonanova is characterised by its well-known square, where the Bonanova parish church is located, which eventually gave its name to the current neighbourhood.
The Bonanova neighbourhood is one of the most important areas to buy houses and flats in Barcelona, due to its wide range of options in terms of property types. In the upper area (above Passeig de la Bonanova) it has a wide area full of semi-detached houses and villas, townhouses or detached villas. In the lower area of Passeig de la Bonanova and around it are classic estates of high quality construction, with spacious and bright flats. Many of these high-rise flats have views of both the city of Barcelona and the Collserola mountains.
Living in La Bonanova is a great choice for families looking for proximity to important schools, neighbourhood activity and good services in general. It is a spectacular neighbourhood to invest in peace and quiet in a big city like Barcelona.
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La Bonanova, a neighbourhood with history
This neighbourhood was formerly known as Sant Gervasi de Cassoles, which today is one of the streets of La Bonanova. Previously, it was an area on the outskirts of Barcelona, which due to its unevenness was not very inhabited. Around 1900 it was annexed to Barcelona.
This neighbourhood began to be known by the Catalan bourgeoisie and its urbanisations and buildings increased considerably until it became a residential area with old houses that were passed down from generation to generation, summer houses and even convents and religious schools. It began as a summer village and ended up as a residential area of Barcelona.
What is the Bonanova neighbourhood like nowadays?
The territory of La Bonanova is made up of some famous streets such as La Bonanova, Ganduxer, Mandri or Muntaner. It is a residential neighbourhood with high-level blocks of flats as well as houses in the upper area. Some buildings are still preserved and are part of the history of the city, such as La Rotonda (La Torre Andreu), la Torre Bellesguard, Gaudí's work or the Cementery of Sant Gervasi. For those who prefer science rather than history, there is also the science museum CosmoCaixa. In addition, the neighbourhood has all kinds of shops, services and renowned restaurants such as ABaC with 3 Michelin stars, by the renowned chef Jordi Cruz. Essential services such as the Teknon Medical Centre are also nearby.
Green areas, gardens and parks in La Bonanova
In recent years, there has been an increase in green and pedestrian areas in all Barcelona's neighbourhoods. Bonanova is not far behind, with important parks in Barcelona such as the Jardins de la Tamarita, the Jardins de Ca n’Altimira, the Font Racó park or the Jardins of Vil·la Florida, which also has the library of Joan Maragall that was inaugurated in 2014.
Likewise, the well-known Plaza de la Bonanova, formerly a roundabout, was enlarged to provide more pedestrian space. Thanks to these areas, it is very common to see children walking or playing in the neighbourhood, it is a perfect place for families.
Transport and schools in La Bonanova
The Bonanova neighbourhood is perfectly connected to the rest of the city thanks to public transport. It has several bus lines, with a bus line that only runs through the neighbourhood and three stops on three main railway lines: Avinguda Tibidabo, Muntaner and La Bonanova. It only takes 20 minutes by train to get to the city centre. It is an area where you can find various educational centres such as nursery schools, pre-schools, national and international schools and even universities.