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Address: Barri de Gracia | Gracia, Barcelona, Spain
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Students, artists and political types make their home here, and everyone's...

Students, artists and political types make their home here, and everyone's welcome to hang out at Placa del Sol, a popular square day or night with its cafes, bars and 19-century architecture.

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Charming and truly "local"

Central Barcelona can feel like a tourist pit. Gracia is a very nice respite from that and a taste of what it's like to be a local. Incredibly charming narrow streets and plazas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Central Barcelona can feel like a tourist pit. Gracia is a very nice respite from that and a taste of what it's like to be a local. Incredibly charming narrow streets and plazas, a plethora of local businesses abound - boutiques, all kinds of eateries, farmers markets, large groups of friends whiling away the afternoon at a cafe. Wandering to... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Gràcia for a couple of months and from the very first day, it felt like home. Really warm place with beautiful streets that haven't lost their true spirit to the phantom of gentrification that assolates Barcelona -yet-. There are lots of eco shops, cozy coffee shops and other hipster places. It is a mixture of the pretentious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gràcia is a nice place to walk, to go out for a drink or to have lunch. The Festa Major de Gràcia is really cool (in August). Super crowded but cool.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the places you will be able to see on a "Hop on - Hop off" bus tour. I must have gone by it 5 or 6 times in 3 days and never went in. The outside was enough for me. There are some nice restaurants nearby though and if you stop to take more time here,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

walk and enjoy local life Carrer Verdi (Verdi Street) offers many dining options, tapas, drinks, meals, etc

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This neighbourhoud is nice and multi-cultural. Fine place to walk, shop, take a coffee, tapa, ... A lot of skating, sporting kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As an American student studying in the beautiful city of Barcelona, I'm constantly looking for new places to explore and experience. Today, I headed to the Gracia neighborhood and completely fell in love! Great restaurants, shops, and small plazas, this neighborhood gives a more local vibe in Barcelona in the best way possible. Make sure to add it to your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I can"t think of a better location from which to explore the rest of Barcelona and come home to a relatively quiet and peaceful neighborhood. The streets in this area are narrow and reflect the original plan of the medieval village first on the site. Accessed at the top of the fashionable Passeig de Gracia it contains examples of some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This area of Barcelona is one that does not attract as many tourists, which was a wonderful reprieve from the days I spent walking through the crowds. It is an area that has a more local flavor and can give you a nice opportunity to walk around working neighborhoods. I found it to be a bit artsy, a bit bohemian,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We rented an apartment in Gracia for a week. It's a village in it's own respect, lively, friendly, with tapas bars open till late if you want. Lovely to wander round with plenty of intriguing side streets and small shops. If you are staying in the area, it's a short walk to two metro stations or only a 15 minute... More 

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Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the centre, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theatre that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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