A city perceived as a magnet for beautiful people will always buck national trends. This probably explains why Barcelona is looking a better bet than the still struggling Costas. Alex Vaughan of Lucas Fox reports sales turnover is up by 250 per cent on a year ago. The Spanish government is wooing overseas buyers, and stylish two-bedroom apartments in classic buildings are available for about £400,000. This could be the perfect time to invest in a buy-to-let property in a landmark European city.
On the market: Two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the old town, £543,000 with Lucas Fox