Gracia is very charming, it is the smallest of Barcelona's neighborhoods and yet one of the most populous.

In Catalan the name is spelt Gràcia.

Until 1897 it was an independent little village and did not form part of the city of Barcelona.

Even though it is now part of Barcelona you can still breathe village atmosphere in its streets.

Gracia is full of narrow streets where you will everything you can possibly desire, from the typical stores from decades ago to the modern, gourmet and bohemian of the city.

The squares are full of bustle, mostly at night and mostly young people wanting to have a bit of fun. People typically go out for dinner at one of the many restaurants and then end the night in one of the nightclubs or pubs where they can dance, drink and flirt the night away.

Any time of year is good for a night out in this wonderful neighborhood.

A great time can be had sitting in one of the squares at an outdoor terrace, but if your visit is in mid-August, in summer, you will have to agree that the Festa Major is one one of the most popular and lively of the city.

They celebrate with a week of continuous party and decorate the streets. There are concerts in the outdoor plazas and they last until approximately 2 am.... but the party does not stop, it continues late into the night.

During the day there are exhibitions, children's activities, sports, dance performances, theater and much more …

And of course, you can not leave Barcelona without visiting one of the wonders of the architect Antoni Gaudi... Parc Guell, I recommend that you get up early so that you can miss the flood of tourists and have the time to walk around the park calmly and really enjoy the spectacular views of the city.

You will find another Gaudi masterpiece in this neighborhood, the Casa Vicens. This house is his first, and was constructed just after obtaining his degree. Although it is less well known it is no less important and is located at Carolines Street number 24. It is not possible to visit the inside of the house as it is privately owned.

Places of interest in Gracia

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