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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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Barri de Gracia | Gracia, Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of people even if locals told us it’s supposed to be quiet and relaxing. Very touristic but also very beautiful with a lot to do. The architecture is amazing and beautiful. Loved the shops and the cafes during the afternoon when we were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank azaleepatague
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice district, but Barcelona is actually full of similar areas. We spent several days in Barcelona and loved every minute! Barri de Gracia has plenty of things to see and do and there is never a dull moment. There are many restaurants...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed March 24, 2019

That use to be a quiet real neighborhood not many years ago, where you could sit in one of the many squares and have a drink and have a lively pleasant afternoon. Nowadays, it's a hipster tourist trap that mostly smells like pee, with lots...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank frCarreras
Reviewed March 22, 2019

If you are in Barcelona as a tourist, you are probably going to La Sagrada Familia so you will be in this neighborhood. I didn't find anything too exceptional about this neighborhood.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Siggie2015
Reviewed March 22, 2019

Walking around this area is great, it is as charming as gothic but substituting the tourists by locals. It also offers a great variety of bars and restaurants.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 321eduarda
Reviewed February 19, 2019

I live in Spain now and go to this area often. It’s a must see for any visit to Barcelona. Very touristy unfortunately but for good reason. They are lots of great restaurants and cafes. Avoid the busy streets and head down the quiteter street...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jennifergW2464QU
Reviewed January 11, 2019

The cafes, shops, squares, tiny streets, people... all great. A great neighbourhood to spend the day in Barcelona. Sadly it’s getting a bit crowded lately.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MyNameIsZoe
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We enjoyed a couple of our favorite meals, from fine dining to churros, in this area. If you are staying nearby, it's worth walking through. Fewer tourists, more real BCN.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank alawyer1
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Overall this is a nice area with Gran de Gracia dominating with it's long thoroughfare full of shops and some beautiful buildings above them. Placa del Sol is a quiet little square just off of the main drag with nice cafes to sit and people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed November 23, 2018

The Barri de Gracia is a non-touristy neighborhood of Barcelona. A village style neighborhood with strong character and lots of charm. This is where the locals live, so it's relaxed and laid back. Short walk to the Sagrada Famalia and a longer walk to Parc...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 center, 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
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from Einon_E_Mouse | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Little known fact - on Main Street parking is free in Barcelona on Saturday & Sunday. We found parking plentiful on those days - we had a hire car and moved it out onto the street on the weekend to take advantage of the... More
August 26, 2015|
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Response from Seb S | Reviewed this property |
Carrer d'Asturies, plaça del sol, but the best way is to get lost during 2 or 3 hours !
April 4, 2015|
Response from Avraam-Jason | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend that you take the line L3(green line) and stop at station Fontana. It's the best way to go to Gracia.!