The Sants-Badal neighbourhood boasts a fine rambla - Rambla de Badal - with some very fine Modernista buildings.

The Sants-Badal neighbourhood boasts a fine rambla - Rambla de Badal - with some very fine Modernista buildings.

The streets in this part of Font de la Guatlla all take the names of flowers such as Dàlia, Lotus,  Hortènsia, Begònia and Crisantem as the small estate was originally conceived as a small garden city in the early 20th century.

The streets in this part of Font de la Guatlla all take the names of flowers such as Dàlia, Lotus, Hortènsia, Begònia and Crisantem as the small estate was originally conceived as a small garden city in the early century.

Located on the Montjuïc side of Avinguda Paral.lel, Poble Sec is an iconic working-class Barcelona neighbourhood and its proximity to the City Centre has always made it a cultural melting pot.

Located on the Montjuïc side of Avinguda Paral.lel, Poble Sec is an iconic working-class Barcelona neighbourhood and its proximity to the City Centre has always made it a cultural melting pot.

Located on Carrer de Mèxic, another building of interest in La Font de la Guatlla is the old Casarramona textile factory designed by the great Modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, which is now the CaixaForum art gallery.

Located on Carrer de Mèxic, another building of interest in La Font de la Guatlla is the old Casarramona textile factory designed by the great Modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, which is now the CaixaForum art gallery.

At the time of writing, La Bordeta is undergoing a general renovation plan centred around the Can Batlló area, including the old La Magòria railway station (shown here), which will bring new housing and facilities but is causing a lot of disagreement.

At the time of writing, La Bordeta is undergoing a general renovation plan centred around the Can Batlló area, including the old La Magòria railway station (shown here), which will bring new housing and facilities but is causing a lot of disagreement.

The main streets of Hostafrancs are Creu Coberta and Consell de Cent and the centre of the neighbourhood is based around the municipal market, where these streets meet close to the metro station.

The main streets of Hostafrancs are Creu Coberta and Consell de Cent and the centre of the neighbourhood is based around the municipal market, where these streets meet close to the metro station.

Established by the Batlló family in the late 19th century in the Sants district of Barcelona, the Can Batlló building housed the Can Mangala textile factory until it was converted into a space for small and medium-sized workshops in 1964.

Established by the Batlló family in the late century in the Sants district of Barcelona, the Can Batlló building housed the Can Mangala textile factory until it was converted into a space for small and medium-sized workshops in

The most iconic factory of the Zona Franca in Barcelona was the SEAT car production plant, which not only became a symbol for the growth of Barcelona but also was heralded by the Franco Regime as an example of Spain's economic miracle.

The most iconic factory of the Zona Franca in Barcelona was the SEAT car production plant, which not only became a symbol for the growth of Barcelona but also was heralded by the Franco Regime as an example of Spain's economic miracle.

The neighbourhood now known as Marina de Port straddles the current Passeig de Zona Franca and is bordered by La Bordeta, La Marina del Prat Vermell, Montjuic and l'Hospitalet de Llobregat.

The neighbourhood now known as Marina de Port straddles the current Passeig de Zona Franca and is bordered by La Bordeta, La Marina del Prat Vermell, Montjuic and l'Hospitalet de Llobregat.

One of the last vestiges of Marina de Port's rural past is the existence of la Masia de Can Mestres - the only remaining traditional Catalan farmhouse inside Barcelona city limits.

One of the last vestiges of Marina de Port's rural past is the existence of la Masia de Can Mestres - the only remaining traditional Catalan farmhouse inside Barcelona city limits.

Being so close to Montjuïc there are plenty of green spaces in Pobe Sec. I particularly like the Parc del Mirador de Poble Sec on the mountain and closer to town the Parc de les Tres Xemeneies provides a welcome respite.

Being so close to Montjuïc there are plenty of green spaces in Pobe Sec. I particularly like the Parc del Mirador de Poble Sec on the mountain and closer to town the Parc de les Tres Xemeneies provides a welcome respite.

The Montjuïc Telefèric or Cable Car takes you from three stations at the top of the mountain all the way down to the port.

On the Montjuïc cable car you will enjoy unique aerial views of Barcelona as you reach the top of Montjuïc and the castle.

Providing a very necessary green space just outside the city centre, Montjuïc is popular with Barcelonans and tourists alike andfeatures museums, sports facilities and parks.

Providing a very necessary green space just outside the city centre, Montjuïc is popular with Barcelonans and tourists alike andfeatures museums, sports facilities and parks.

Today, the Zona Franca takes advantage of its strategic location between the Port of Barcelona and Barcelona-El Prat Airport and, although many factories and warehouses remain, the primary activity is logistics.

Today, the Zona Franca takes advantage of its strategic location between the Port of Barcelona and Barcelona-El Prat Airport and, although many factories and warehouses remain, the primary activity is logistics.

The new barri of La Marina del Prat Vermell will comprise some 30,000 newly-constructed homes and will cover around 80 hectares of land that is now occupied by disused factories and the Eduard Aunos housing project.

The new barri of La Marina del Prat Vermell will comprise some newly-constructed homes and will cover around 80 hectares of land that is now occupied by disused factories and the Eduard Aunos housing project.

The Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies in Poble Sec are a pleasant urban space in the heart of the City Centre.

The Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies in Poble Sec are a pleasant urban space in the heart of the City Centre.

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