Okay. So I'm traveling to Barcelona for the 6th time next month, and my travel plans were just disrupted. The lovely apartment I rented in Gracia cancelled me, so I got re-booked in a spot in Eixample Dreta (on Arago just a block from the Girona metro). The apartment looks nice, but I just don't know enough about the area.
Probably unreasonably, when I think of that part of town, I think big windswept boulevards, unattractive modern buildings, and no charm - Torre Agbar, the big bus station and the Glories mall, basically. We've always stayed in Gracia or Sarria before.
We're a family traveling with a 4 year old daughter. Can you get me excited rather than apprehensive about our new location? Where's the OpenCor or equivalent? A good coffee shop? Quick food for the little girl? Maybe a charming childrens' clothing or toy shop? How far, really, is the walk to the Parc de la Ciutadella and is there a frequent bus?
Please help me get over mourning the Gran de Gracia ;)