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Barri de Gracia

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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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Lovely to walk around and look at architecture and graffiti.

Gracia is an almost 'un-touristy' barri in Barcelona. Most tourists stalk Born, Barceloneta and the Ramblas. Once you move higher up Pg Gracia, you discover a more quiet area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gracia is an almost 'un-touristy' barri in Barcelona. Most tourists stalk Born, Barceloneta and the Ramblas. Once you move higher up Pg Gracia, you discover a more quiet area, with incredible architecture and ambiance! It also has fantastic little bars, restaurants and shops. But, the architecture is what gets my attention every time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice architecture, great bars, and a very interesting alternative environment are elements of one of the most interesting places in Barcelona.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is one of the many places we found by getting lost . It's a lovely area of the city . Lots of nice restaurants here and great for a stroll.

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We walked around this neighborhood. There's no itinerary, you just need to get lost! There are a few restaurants around for a stop.

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Malibu, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Nice neighborhood feel with lots of local shops, plazas and places to eat. This is North of the Born and has a much more open and less intense feel to it. Lovely architecture and less touristy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Gracia is a calm area in normal time but in August there s gracia festival and it's fantastically awesome for young people

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Gracia is north of Born and is another old part of the city full of little plazas, tree lined side streets and some gorgeous old buildings. I love the area, it is chilled, lots of nice cafes, shops and quirky quaint buildings. Saying that the plazas are great but not the best I have seen in Spain but still a... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is an area on the edge of the city - walkable to the centre but also only 10 minutes on the metro. It is a bohemian area with lovely squares and plenty of bars,cafes and restaurants. Try the chocolate cake at La Nena! There is a quirky selection of shops full of edgy and design led products. Most of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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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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