Plaça Sant Viçens, Sarrià

Plaça Sant Viçens, Sarrià | Photo: Tom Walton

"El pueblo de Sarrià," Susana Ortiz — who teaches Spanish at IH Barcelona — suggested when we asked what she would say the seven wonders of Barcelona were. Actually, she qualified that, adding "no la parte pija".

Until just about within living memory, Sarrià was a separate "pueblo"; I can think of one venerable old lady who used to go there to get out of Barcelona to spend her summer holidays as a kid.

Sarrià has long since become part of the city, but it does still retain a village-like atmosphere, at least in the part than is not "pija" (posh).

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