The Sarriá-Sant Gervasi district is divided into six areas, running from Avenida Diagonal and reaching up to Mount Tibidabo. The stately sprawl of buildings surrounding Avenida Diagonal becomes majestic single-family houses in the Pedralbes, the upper neighbourhood. This area is home to the most traditional families in Barcelona, including the rising prestigious and affluent. Though mainly residential, the southern part of Sant Gervasi-Galvany offers many opportunities for savouring Barcelona's high-society lifestyle.
Sant Gervasi-Galvany, also known as Upper Diagonal, lays between Diagonal Avenue and Mig Square, in the southern part of old Sant Gervasi village. Established in 1866, this open ground surrounding a funfair was eventually converted into a beautiful green park in 1934 named Turo Park.
Turó Park brings a generous touch of nature to the area. Locals use the park for exercise, lounging or having a refreshing drink at one of the many close-by bars. Just across the street you'll find the popular Café Turó (previously known as Bar Turó, Carrer del Tenor Viñas) Newly refurbished, this bistro with French-style décor is the place to see and be seen, offering beautiful views of the park.
Another traditional bar is Sandor, established in 1944 and located in Plaça Francesc Maciá. Though recently restored, Sandor remains one of the favourite local places for enjoying a glass of vermouth served with a typical Mediterranean tapa.
If you're seeking something slightly more contemporary, reserve a table at Meatpacking Bistro, with its New York City style and unbeatable hamburgers, or Tuset, a restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, with an industrial décor. Two of the best lunch options are Patrón, a gastronomic space dedicated to seafood with nautical decor and the famous Casa Paloma, one of the best restaurants for Catalonian cuisine in town. At night, the younger crowd hangs out at Nuba's terrace or at the new and very popular Boujis, which combines a restaurant, a cocktail bar and an 800-square-metre discotheque in a single space.
Needless to say, delicatessens have a captive audience in this district. Caviar Sos has a selection of the best caviar in the world, and vodkas for pairing. Aspic is a gourmet store with a wide variety of wines, cheeses, marmalades, ready-to-serve dishes, and more.
If you're craving for something sweet, try traditional pastries at Patisserie Farga (Beethoven 11), and the most exquisite chocolates at maître chocolatier Oriol Balaguer’s boutique.
Sarriá-Sant Gervasi also has a selection of luxury boutiques. Jofré, a multibrand boutique that carries an exquisite collection of the top international brands, has three stores in the same street, for women´s wear, menswear and kids wear respectively. DM3 Fashion stocks luxury women’s wear brands and Furest is one of the most exclusive men's stores in the city. Other highlights include the exclusive Rolex boutique, Zadig et Voltaire, Bonpoint and the traditional jewellery store Unión Suiza.