Diagonal / Fontana / Joanic / LessepsEssential
: Parc Güell, Breakfast at the Plaza de la Virreina Famous for:
Gracia’s Annual FestivalIn three words
: untemporary, intimate, magical
Gracia has a unique dimension, where time multiplies and space intertwines in the small semi-pedestrian streets and in the squares where the life in the neighborhood finds its most authentic expression. HISTORY
: Up to 1987 it was an independent village, "pueblo", connected to Barcelona by a path now is the most elegant street of the city, Passeig de Gracia. Despite the protests of its inhabitants, it was incorporated into the city that was expanding with the development modernist plan of Eixample.ATMOSPHERE
: It's funny just the net difference between the two areas that seem to merge, in terms of proximity. Literally in a few steps we leave the geometric network and spacious Eixample towards a completely different context.Gracia spaces are more inviting, as it is the smallest district of the city: everything here seems to have retained the dimensions of a village. The contrasts are strong, for those who are able to achieve: Gracia is probably the trendiest area of the city, filled with enthusiastic people looking for an apartment Barcelona, they animate the neighborhood with activities, initiatives and parties. At the same time, there are many old people who live there historically. The trendy shops, vintage boutiques, bookstores coexist with popular markets, and bars with prices that are still a bargain, where the owner calls you by name and knows your history.PLACES
: Enchanting to spend vacations in Gracia Barcelona. Walking around the neighborhood there is always something to do: a concert on the square, a celebrating bonfire, a hundred people dancing swing on a Sunday morning, a craft market...
The main spots to meet are the squares: everyone has its favorite one. Plaza de la Virreina Square is a postcard, with its church of the seventeenth century, the market on Sunday morning and terraces where have breakfast. Plaza del Sol, sunny and warm, even in the winter evenings, alternative and noisy after dark. Plaza de la Vila de Gracia (better known as Rius i Taulet) with the clock in the center, a gem at any time of day. And Plaza del Diamante, Plaza de la Rivolució, Plaza de Rovira i Trias, always full of children playing and people enjoying beer and tapas.
There are plenty of fresh food markets: Mercat de la Llibertat, Mercat de Lesseps, Mercat Central Albaceria. Finally, the architectural jewel that crowns the top of Gracia, the Parc Guell, Gaudi's fantastic world where artificial forms appear to be more natural than nature. Overlooking a magnificent panorama of Barcelona, a journey of curves and colors through the Parc Guell gives the feeling of being with Alice in Wonderland.
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