Cathedral Gothic Quarter in Barcelona

Fantastic climate, rich culture and investment hotspot

Barcelona has attracted a great deal of press attention recently due to a combination of factors: historic low prices, a growing economy and an exciting array of New Developments coming onto the market.

2016 is proving to be another significant year of recovery for the prime residential property market in Barcelona.

In the past 12 months official figures show that prices in prime areas of the city have risen by an average of 6% and growing national and international interest is impacting on demand. In 2015 Lucas Fox sold €250m worth of property across all its regions, the majority of which was in Barcelona. By the end of 2016 this figure is expected to increase to €375m.

The product most in demand continues to be New Developments, turnkey homes which offer excellent value for money, good rental yield (around 4%) and long-term capital appreciation.

Barcelona is one of the cities leading the way in Spain’s recovery, thanks to a unique combination of factors: attractive real estate prices, a growing local economy, competitive mortgage lending and the city’s continual appeal for lifestyle investors – Barcelona has a superb climate, is well communicated with the rest of Europe and is an established cultural and gastronomic hub.

Barcelona Old Town continues to be an area with a high level of demand for property and prices still remain low compared to the peak in 2007. Situated in the heart of this vibrant and cosmopolitan corner of the city, offering good potential for both rental yield and long-term return, Marlet 1 offers discerning buyers a unique investment opportunity.

Read the Lucas Fox Market Reports for Q1 & Q2 2016

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  • Gothic Quarter Lifestyle

You’ll be pushed to find any other apartments in the heart of the Old Town which offer such bright, exciting spaces thanks to a clever design and the use of specialist materials. This is a one-off development and a unique opportunity.

Jan Maarten Goedemans

ARC Properties

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  • 29 / 01 / 2017

    Where graffiti meets glamour: Gothic Barcelona gets a new look

    The Telegraph

  • 06 / 11 / 2016

    Rehabilitaciones de lujo en Ciutat Vella (featuring Marlet 1)

    La Vanguardia

    Marlet 1 is featured in an article in La Vanguardia.

  • 02 / 11 / 2016

    Marlet 1 building renovation recalls Barcelona’s Jewish heritage

    Spanish Property Insight

    The exquisite renovation of a residential building on the site where Barcelona’s Rabbi lived in Medieval times reminds us of Barcelona’s Jewish heritage.

  • 12 / 10 / 2016

    En Espagne, les investisseurs se ruent sur l’immobilier de luxe (featuring Marlet 1)

    Marlet 1 is featured in an article in

  • 07 / 10 / 2016

    La casa del rabino (featuring Marlet 1)

    Marlet 1 is featured in an article in

  • 06 / 10 / 2016

    Se dispara la demanda de propiedades de obra nueva en las zonas más exclusivas de España (featuring Marlet 1)

    Marlet 1 is featured in an article in

  • 29 / 09 / 2016

    Interview with Martín Ezquerro Fernández of Lagula Arquitectes, the architectural firm behind Marlet 1


    Dating back to the beginning of the 19th Century, Marlet 1 is a superbly renovated, historic building that has been sensitively designed by prestigious architectural firm Lagula Arquitectes, combining new technology with early 19th Century features.

  • 08 / 06 / 2016

    Spain's second city will stun you (featuring Marlet 1)

    London Evening Standard

    Marlet 1 is featured in an article in the London Evening Standard.

  • 19 / 05 / 2016

    The 12 best buys in Barcelona (featuring Marlet 1)

    Premium Traveler Barcelona

    Marlet 1 is featured in an article in Premium Traveler Barcelona.

  • 17 / 04 / 2016

    Qué busca el inversor (featuring Marlet 1)

    Dinero, La Vanguardia

    Marlet 1 is featured in an article in La Vanguardia.

  • 30 / 09 / 2016

    What New York Can Learn From Barcelona's 'Superblocks'

    The New York Times

    A transportation initiative in Spain’s second-largest city seeks to ease traffic and pollution and make better use of public spaces.

  • 30 / 09 / 2016

    London’s rivals: will Barcelona be the EU’s next fintech hub?

    The lively beach city is an international property destination, putting it in a good position to take advantage of the UK’s Brexit vote.

  • 03 / 06 / 2016

    Why now is the time to buy in Barcelona

    The Times

    Against the backdrop of a recovering Spanish property market, Barcelona has become an interesting prospect for investors and a fashionable place for Spaniards to buy a second home.

  • 22 / 01 / 2016

    Which holiday property tribe do you belong to?

    The Telegraph

    Lucas Fox is featured in an article on top holiday locations.

  • 23 / 12 / 2015

    A place in the sun

    The Sunday Times

    Despite uncertain times, we’re still queuing up to buy overseas. The Sunday Times outlines the best options.

  • 09 / 04 / 2015

    Barcelona's draw as an "Urban Resort"

    The Wall Street Journal

    Leading US newspaper The Wall Street Journal describes Barcelona as “Spain’s stylish Mediterranean metropolis…drawing a new crowd of affluent home buyers who want to blend big-city living with laid-back beach life.”

  • 24 / 03 / 2015

    Supersize Barcelona

    The Telegraph's Luxury Magazine

    Two residential developments in remarkable landmark properties will offer super-sized apartments at unprecedented luxury levels for the Catalan city.

  • 20 / 03 / 2015

    Barcelona offers buyers best of both worlds

    The Times

    The UK’s leading newspaper The Times looks at how Barcelona has undergone a major transformation and is now attracting a growing number of investors.

  • 05 / 02 / 2015

    Top Property Hotspots around the World for 2015 Real Estate Investors

    Business Review Europe

    Lucas Fox is featured in an article on the top property hotspots around the world.

  • 11 / 01 / 2015

    Second-home safe havens for 2015

    The Sunday Times

    The Sunday Times singles out Barcelona, Marbella, Valencia and Madrid in its New Year article ‘Second-home safe havens for 2015’.

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