Neighborhood guide to Poblenou, Barcelona

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Welcome to Poblenou, Barcelona

Poblenou is a vibrant neighborhood that blends the old with the new, offering a unique atmosphere perfect for digital nomads. Located near the beach, it provides a relaxed environment with a thriving startup scene. The area boasts numerous coworking spaces, laptop-friendly cafes, modern gyms, and plenty of supermarkets, all within a 15-minute walk.

Poblenou is generally quieter at night compared to more central neighborhoods like Gracia. While it has a variety of dining options and some bars, it is not known for late-night partying, making it a good choice for those seeking a more peaceful evening atmosphere.

Poblenou's wide streets and pedestrian-friendly zones make it easy to explore on foot or by bike. The beach is just a 10-minute stroll away, and the green oasis of Parc del Poblenou offers a peaceful retreat right in the heart of the district.

Neighborhood highlights

thriving startup hub close to the beach modern and traditional architecture excellent dining options affordable living

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Neighborhood vibe

As you wander through the streets of Poblenou, you'll encounter a mix of modern developments and historic industrial buildings, reflecting the neighborhood's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.

Poblenou's wide streets and pedestrian-friendly zones make it easy to navigate, whether you prefer to stroll or cycle. Every corner reveals a new café, coworking space, or art studio, ensuring there’s always something to discover.

Poblenou is not just about its innovative vibe. The neighborhood is dotted with green spaces like Parc del Poblenou, perfect for a midday break or a leisurely afternoon. The Rambla del Poblenou is a vibrant promenade lined with shops, bars, and restaurants, offering a mix of local and international flavors. For beach lovers, the proximity to Bogatell Beach provides the perfect spot to relax or enjoy water sports.

Key travel details for Poblenou, Barcelona

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UTC +1 hour
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Very Fast 103 Mb/s
💉 Recommended travel vaccinations
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Top-rated stays in Poblenou that we love

Enjoy a seamless digital nomad experience with our handpicked accommodations!
  • Fast Wi-Fi for all your work needs
  • Prime locations close to the city center
  • Everything you need within walking distance: coworking space, gym, restaurants, yoga studios, and supermarkets
  • Situated in the safest and most popular neighborhoods

Curated by trusted travel experts

We know the importance of finding your perfect stay. That's why we've selected top-rated accommodations in Poblenou. Our curated list features excellent reviews and all the amenities you need. Enjoy easy access to modern coworking spaces, restaurants, and the beautiful beachfront, all within a short stroll.

Our team of travel experts has personally reviewed and selected these accommodations based on a rigorous set of criteria, including location, cleanliness, amenities, and guest feedback. We aim to provide you with the best options to ensure a delightful and hassle-free stay in Barcelona's Poblenou district.

Top spots to work, eat, and play in Poblenou

In the map below, you’ll find our favorite stays in Poblenou, along with the best nearby restaurants, coworking spaces, gyms, and more. For your convenience, we've also listed all these great spots further down the page.

Best Burger
  • Chivuo's Poblenou Tip: Try their "Pulled Pork Sandwich" for an authentic taste of comfort food.
Best Tapas/Pinxtos
  • Cabernet Bar Tapes Copes/ Vins Known for its exquisite tapas and extensive wine selection. Don't miss the "Patatas Bravas."
Best Authentic Restaurants
  • Els Tres Porquets Offers a traditional Catalan dining experience. Must try: "Cargols" (snails) during the season.
Favorite Nomad Bar
  • D9 al Poblenou A popular spot for nomads, perfect for meeting fellow travelers and enjoying great drinks.
Best Bars
  • Balius Bar A trendy bar with a lively atmosphere, ideal for craft cocktail enthusiasts.
  • El Chiringuito Group Barcelona Beachfront bar offering refreshing drinks and a vibrant ambiance.
Biggest Supermarkets
  • Mercadona Great for everyday shopping with a wide selection of fresh produce and household items.
  • Condis Offers a good variety of groceries and essentials at reasonable prices.
Best Gyms
  • Anytime Fitness Poblenou Open 24/7, perfect for maintaining your fitness routine around the clock.
  • Claror Marítim A modern gym with comprehensive facilities including a pool and wellness center.
Best Coworking Spaces
  • WeWork A global coworking space known for its excellent amenities and community events.
  • Talent Garden Barcelona Creative coworking space with fast Wi-Fi and a supportive community.
Favorite Laptop-Friendly Cafes
  • Federal Cafe Poblenou A chic spot with great Wi-Fi, perfect for working while enjoying quality coffee and food.
  • Jacobs Inn Cafè Cozy cafe with a friendly atmosphere, ideal for working with a laptop.
Best Place for Morning Coffee
  • Coffee with Bakery A gem in the area - cozy cafe, great coffees and big portions, also a nice touch to warm up the pastries.
Best Places to Go Out (Night Life)
  • Razzmatazz One of the biggest clubs in Barcelona, offering various music genres.
  • Opium Barcelona Located by the beach, perfect for a night out.
Best Yoga Places
  • YogaOne Poblenou A well-equipped studio offering a variety of yoga classes for all levels.
  • Yoga con Caro Personalized yoga sessions with a focus on individual needs and goals.
Pharmacy
  • Farmàcia Poblenou Central location with helpful staff and a wide range of medical supplies.
Electronics shop / Laptop accessories
  • MediaMarkt Glòries Central location with helpful and friendly staff, offering a wide range of electronics.

Typical Day Working Remotely in Poblenou

8:00 AM
Wake up in Jacobs Inn Barcelona
Jacobs Inn Barcelona
Start your day at Jacobs Inn Barcelona, a vibrant hostel perfect for digital nomads, located in the heart of Poblenou.
9:00 AM
Have breakfast at Jacobs Inn Cafè
Jacobs Inn Cafè
Enjoy a hearty breakfast with great coffee and a cozy atmosphere at Jacobs Inn Cafè, located conveniently within the hostel.
9:30 AM
Head over to Talent Garden Barcelona
Talent Garden Barcelona
Get some productive work done at Talent Garden Barcelona, a modern coworking space with excellent facilities and a supportive community.
1:00 PM
Lunch at Chivuo's Poblenou
Chivuo's Poblenou
Enjoy delicious sandwiches and craft beers at Chivuo's Poblenou, known for its relaxed vibe and tasty menu options.
2:00 PM
Back over to Talent Garden Barcelona
Talent Garden Barcelona
Return to Talent Garden Barcelona for more focused work sessions and to catch up on afternoon meetings.
5:00 PM
Pre-dinner drinks at D9 al Poblenou
D9 al Poblenou
Relax with some pre-dinner drinks at D9 al Poblenou, a trendy bar perfect for unwinding with friends and fellow travelers.
7:00 PM
Dinner at Cabernet Bar Tapes Copes/ Vins
Cabernet Bar Tapes Copes/ Vins
Enjoy a delicious dinner at Cabernet Bar Tapes Copes/ Vins, known for its tasty tapas and extensive wine selection.
8:30 PM
Evening stroll along Platja de la Mar Bella
Platja de la Mar Bella
End your day with a peaceful walk along Platja de la Mar Bella beach, enjoying the serene beach atmosphere and beautiful sunset.

Connecting with others in Poblenou

Local Culture

Engage with local culture

Take part in local experiences from guided architectural tours to evening classes in Catalan cooking.

Digital Nomads

Connect with other digital nomads and remote workers

Connecting with other nomads and remote workers is easy in Barcelona. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Work a day from popular coworking spaces like WeWork or Talent Garden Barcelona.
  • Use Meetup.com to find local nomad meetups and events.
  • Join Facebook groups like Barcelona Digital Nomads to stay updated on local events and meetups.
  • Attend networking events and workshops organized by coworking spaces and local communities.

Getting around in Barcelona

The best ways to explore Barcelona are by using the metro, cycling, or walking. Barcelona’s public transportation system is efficient, and the city is very bike-friendly with dedicated lanes and rental options. For day trips outside the city, you can rely on the excellent public railways, like the Rodalies, or rent a car for more flexibility. The map below highlights the locations of the nearest metro stations, train stations, and bicycle rental places in Poblenou, all conveniently within walking distance of our favorite stays in the neighborhood.

Best Ways to Navigate into the City Center

Metro: Take the L4 (Yellow Line) from Poblenou or Llacuna stations directly to Urquinaona station, which is near Plaça Catalunya.

Bus: Use the H16 bus line from Poblenou to Plaça Catalunya.

Walking: If you prefer walking, it takes about 25-30 minutes from central Poblenou to reach Plaça Catalunya and the city center.

How to Get to Major Tourist Sights

Sagrada Família: Take the L2 (Purple Line) from Poblenou station to Monumental station, then walk a few minutes to Sagrada Família.

Park Güell: Use the L4 (Yellow Line) from Poblenou to Joanic station, then transfer to the 92 bus to Park Güell.

Casa Batlló: Take the L4 (Yellow Line) from Poblenou to Passeig de Gràcia station, then walk to Casa Batlló.

Getting to the Best Clubs

Razzmatazz: Take the L1 (Red Line) from Glòries station to Marina station, then walk a few minutes to Razzmatazz.

Opium Barcelona: Use the L4 (Yellow Line) from Poblenou station to Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica station.

Nearest Train Station and How to Get There Using Public Transport

Barcelona Sants: Take the L1 (Red Line) from Glòries station to Universitat station, then transfer to the L3 (Green Line) to Sants Estació.

Passeig de Gràcia: Take the L4 (Yellow Line) from Poblenou station directly to Passeig de Gràcia station.

Bicycle Rentals

Renting Bicycles: Several places in Poblenou offer bicycle rentals. Look for rental shops like Bike to Deliver or Born Bike. You can also use the city’s bike-sharing service, Bicing, available at various stations throughout the district.

Additional Tips

Public Transport Tickets: Purchase a T-Casual ticket for multiple trips on buses and metro. It’s a cost-effective way to navigate the city.

Taxi Services: Use apps like FreeNow or Cabify for convenient taxi bookings.

Walking: Poblenou is a very walkable area with wide sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly streets.

Getting to Poblenou from Barcelona El Prat Airport

Nearest International Airport

Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) is the primary airport serving Barcelona, located about 15 kilometers southwest of the city center.

Getting to Poblenou from the Airport

Aerobús

Convenient and cost-effective shuttle bus service from both terminals to Plaça Catalunya.

Frequency: Every 5-10 minutes

Duration: Approximately 35 minutes

Cost: €5.90 one-way

Tickets: Available online or on the bus

More info: Aerobús Website

Metro

Take the L9 Sud (Orange Line) from the airport to Torrassa, then transfer to the L1 (Red Line) to Glòries or Marina.

Frequency: Every 7 minutes

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes

Cost: €5.15 single ticket

Tickets: Available at metro stations


Train

Take the R2 Nord train from the airport to El Clot-Aragó station, then transfer to the L1 (Red Line) to Glòries or Marina.

Frequency: Every 30 minutes

Duration: Approximately 35 minutes

Cost: €4.60 single ticket

Tickets: Available at the train station

Taxi

Available 24/7 at the airport.

Duration: Approximately 20-30 minutes

Cost: Approximately €30-€40

Convenience: Direct and hassle-free


Car Rentals

Available from various providers at the airport.

Providers: Hertz, Avis, Europcar, and more

Booking: Online in advance or at the airport

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  • Prime locations close to the city center
  • Everything you need within walking distance: coworking space, gym, restaurants, yoga studios, and supermarkets
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