Nou Barris is located in the northern part of Barcelona and it is divided in 13 districts. Turned into an example of the new urbanism of the city, where modern spaces coexist with historical elements, this neighborhood offers various cultural activities.
Nou Barris is situated between the Collserola mountain range and the district of Sant Andreu. It's one of the city's districts with the most neighborhoods, totaling thirteen, including Ciutat Meridiana, Torre Baró, and Vallbona.
Nou Barris served as a destination for a significant portion of the working-class immigration that arrived in Barcelona during the 1950s and 1960s. Despite not being very popular due to its distance from the city center, Nou Barris features impressive modernist constructions such as Casa de l'Aigua and the former Santa Cruz Mental Institute, which now houses the neighborhood's library and the district's headquarters.
Nou Barris is typically an area where many people seek parking, especially those who live in the outskirts and come to Barcelona by car. This is due to its proximity to Nus de la Trinitat, where several roads converge: the Dalt ring roads (B-20) and Litoral ring roads (B-10), as well as the highways C-58 to Terrassa/Manresa or B-20 to Montgat/Maresme.
This leads many people to search for parking in Nou Barris and then use public transport to reach their destination.
Although it used to be a good option to find free or affordable street parking in the past, the traffic density and district improvement works no longer make it an easy place to find parking in Barcelona.