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Commercial street with all that you need at the most 5 minutes from home: supermarket, fruit and vegetables shops, fish shop, pharmacy, bank... busy during the day, but quiet at night. It’s one way
street, with wide sidewalks and trees. A virtual tour to the street: Gran de Sant Andreu. http://w3.bcn.es/V03/Serveis/Eixos/V03EixosDetallCtl/0,2632,70381_71525_2_1,00.html?accio=detall There is
many services in the area. You can have a look at the link and select the services you’re looking for:
http://www.bcn.es/cgi-guia/guiamap4/cgi-guia/?actives=&plant=capes4c&idioma=2&calle=gran+de+sant+andreu&numero=389&calle2= As examples: - The bigest library of the city is 10
minuts walking from the house. You can borrow music (CD’s), films (DVD), books in many languages and guides. Opens daily, even Sundays. It’s called Can Fabra: http://www.bcn.es/canfabra/index_esp.htm
- The bigest shoping mall at 10 minuts walking from the hause. You have over 200 shops of many difent kinds. It’s called "La maquinista". Virtual tour: http://www.lamaquinista.com/visita.aspx You
have the metro "Sant Andreu" L1, 5 minutes from home and it brings you into the city center(Plaça Catalunya), the old area, in less than 15 minutes. Metro opens until 24:00 during workdays and until
2:00 Fridays and Sundays. Saturday night is open all night. The metro is the best way to visit Barcelona: Sagrada Familia, Les Rambles, Parc de la ciutadella, Parc Güell, la Pedrera, Montjuïc,
Tibidabo...but for me the best is the old part, specially at night: plaça del rei, plaça reial, la Catedral, Santa Maria del mar... Don’t miss festivals or festes Majors. Especially "els castellers"
and "el correfoc". You also have a train station called "Sant Andreu Comtal" 5 minuts from home. You have direct trains to the nice South coast: Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Torredembarra,
Tarragona( that use to be roman city)... and to the Port Aventura Park. You also could go to north or west making train exchanges, or to airport.