Investor Profile:Worker, Business


1.5 million25,000
Climate:Hours of Sunshine Per Day in SummerDays of Rain Per YearAverage Spring Air Temp.Average Summer Air Temp.Average Autumn Air Temp.Average Winter Air Temp.Average

Water Temp.

Proximity to:AirportBeachNearest City
8 miles (Barcelona)1 mileBarcelona
Educational facilities:No. of UniversitiesNo. of International SchoolsNo. of Private Schools
Health services:No. of Public HospitalsNo. of Private HospitalsNo. of Private Clinics
Shopping:No. of Shopping CentresNo. of Markets
Restaurants and bars:Wide choice of restaurants and bars, offering huge variety of different cuisines. Also local Catalan food available.
Sports and leisure facilities:Public sports centres with indoor swimming pools. Private sports clubs. 9-hole and 18-hole golf courses. Barcelona Football Club. Barcelona Royal Tennis Club. Picasso Museum and other art museums. Cinemas. Theatres. Opera and ballet performances at Liceu Theatre. Jazz festival in November. Flamenco shows. Casino.12 nightclubs. Tibidabo Hill Amusement Park. A sea-life aquarium. Zoo. Port Aventura Theme Park (1.5 hour drive). Heron City leisure centre with shops, restaurants, cinemas and amusement arcades. Maremagnum leisure and residential complex with restaurants and cafes. Also several green areas within the city, including the main Parc de la Ciutadella.
Transport:Public TransportRoads
Underground train (metro) service with 5 lines. Old-style trams (Tramvia Bleu) and cable cars from Montjuic to harbour. Mainline train services provide links to the suburbs. Trains also run to France, Eastern Spain and Madrid from Estacio de Francia train station. Regular bus services also within and around the city. Bus Turistic is a special tourist bus operating in Summer.N-II and E-15 from Girona. N-340 from Tarragona. A-2 from Zaragoza. From Valencia. N-II from Madrid.
Crime rate:Low
Main types of employmentBusiness and manufacturing.
Future plans:AVE-high speed train link from Madrid (2004)? 9 new skyscrapers built international cultural event Forum 2004?
Yield range14.5% - 17.0%
Type of propertyEntry PriceRent-

School Holiday Peak




Off Peak

Average Annual Yield
2 bed apartment200,0001495119671817.0%
3 bed apartment2500001794143586116.4%
3 bed townhouse37500023921914114814.5%
Demand for lettingSchool Holiday PeakPeakOff peak
Finance and leisure scores:Total (out of 10)Financial (out of 5)Leisure (out of 5)
Flights scheduled from:Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Cardiff, Newquay, Plymouth, Southampton, Birmingham, East Midlands, Humberside, Newcastle, Teesside, Isle of Man, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Belfast City, Belfast International, Cork, Dublin, Guernsey, Jersey, Norwich, Leeds/Bradford
Typical cost of flights:School Holiday PeakPeakOff Peak
Operators:Air Europa, BA, Iberia, Al Italia, Air France, Swiss Airlines,  My Travel, Air2000, Easyjet, Thomas Cook
Description:Barcelona is one of Spain’s largest and liveliest cities, located on the north-east coast between the Costa Dorada and the Costa Brava. It is the capital of the Catalunia region and is Spain’s most successful commercial centre, with a wealth of cultural and leisure activities.

It is characterised by Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture, and also a large port. Tourist areas include the Antoni Gaudi monuments, the Sagrada Familia cathedral, the old Gothic cathedral (Barri Gotic), and Las Ramblas.

The city has received much recognition since hosting the Olympics in 1992. The Olympics also led to new parks and gardens being built along the seafront. There is also now a promenade with shops and hotels along the 3-mile stretch of beach from Barceloneta to the riu Besos.

Property in the city itself is generally expensive, although cheap properties can still be found in the old quarter. Popular places for foreign homebuyers to buy to live are the residential areas of Pedralbes, Sarria and Tres Torres located in the north of Barcelona, and Les Corts in the west of the city. Another desirable area is Vila Olympica by the port where there are modern apartments. Properties in the city centre mainly consist of apartments. Townhouses and villas are mainly found in the north and west of the city.

Hot Website:
Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
 John Taylor Real Estate Luxury Property BarcelonaTravessera de Gràcia, 1, Pral. 1ª
08021 Barcelona
0034 93 241 3082

0034 93 241 3088

 olive tree investments116 furness rd
tel: 07973 513 724
fax: 07980 685 445
 Barcelona Relocation ServicesCalle Ganduxer 14, entl. 54, 08021 BarcelonaTel: 0034 9 32 03 49 35

Fax: 0034 9 32 40 15 77

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 Mundo AgenciaCalle San Hermenegildo, Local 24, 08006 BarcelonaTel: 0034  9 34 17 40 79

Fax: 0034 9 34 17 29 37

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Letting Agents: NameAddress TelWeb
 John Taylor Real Estate Luxury Property BarcelonaTravessera de Gràcia, 1, Pral. 1ª
08021 Barcelona
0034 93 241 3082

0034 93 241 3088

 FINCAS CORRALGran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 461
tel: 0034 934241450
fax: 0034 934260529


 LANÇOIS-DOVALPasseig de Gràcia, 21 - 1er
tel: 0034 902153971website: email:
 VillaRosa Estates67 - 69 St Johns Road
L22 9QB
0151 280 4027
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