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Back to Barcelona!

The first two weekends of June play host to Barcelona’s biggest music festival Primavera Sound, where hundreds of thousands of people descend on the city to watch the latest artists from around the world.

This year was no different, but it certainly ‘felt’ different.  The city was pumped and full to the brim. Every street you walked, every turn you took, every bar and restaurant you entered, you could see people wearing the purple festival wristbands, everyone enjoying the sun, the sea and the atmosphere of a city which feels like it has truly returned to its best.

It’s no wonder the city was recently declared “the greatest city on earth”, because it has bounced back, in style, from both the depths of Covid and from the political conflict of 2017.  In this recent report by Spanish Property Insight, Barcelona scored 588 out of a possible 810 points in categories such as cultural agenda, history, architecture, food, and safety.

Being out and about in the city over the past few weeks, talking with tourists about how much they love coming back here really does put a smile on your face. I try not to mention the fact that I live here – lucky me! – and therefore don’t have to worry about the chaos of cancelled return flights and can just go along with the general buzz of living in the moment.

It seems more and more purchasers are turning their sights to Barcelona than ever before. Not just for its friendly and cosmopolitan feel, but because it’s a city that always appears to be expanding, despite being sandwiched by mountains and the sea. Whether it’s a stunning apartment in the “Golden Square” of Eixample, a brand-new development in the up-and-coming Poblenou area, or something a little further up or down the coast, there is something on offer for everyone looking to invest in the city.

I hope to see you here soon!

If you wish to get in contact with me about a potential mortgage, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Stuart Payne Mortgage Adviser CeMap

Barcelona based, Stuart previously workled as a mortgage adviser at one of the UK's largest brokers where he recommended products and insurance from the whole of the UK market. He holds the regulatory CeMAP qualification and more.

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