BarcelonaTravelHacks home logo

4 things to do and see in Gracia area.

Views: 269

Updated: 13 Nov 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Gracia neighbourhood is a village within a city being absorbed by the Eixampla expansion of the 1800s. After Diagonal, passeig de Gracia transforms into Gran de Gracia which passes through the Gracia neighbourhood. The area is popular with artists and has a bohemian vibe although this is disappearing because of gentrification.

My two favorite squares in Gracia are Plaza Virriena and Placa de la vila de Gracia. Plaza de Sol is also well known as a place to hang out because it is lined with terrace cafes and at night a place to drink and be merry. Gaudi received his first commission to build a house, casa Vincens, in Gracia. Gracia also has one of only two surviving air raid shelters in Plaza del Diamant. Shopping is also good in Gracia, where new, arty boutiques can be found alongside traditional Spanish stores.

Gracia is also well-known for its fiesta major which is held for a week in August and sees the locals competing for the title of best street decoration. The results are usually spectacular and thematic, and at night the festival comes alive with drinks stalls and stages of live music of every variety.

The green metro line runs underneath Gran de Gracia, the most popular stop being Fontana or Lesseps. Metro Diagonal on the green and Blue lines stops at the bottom left corner of Gracia. On the other side of Graica, the yellow line passes by with a stop at Joanic.

Happy Exploring!

By using this site you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions BarcelonaTravelHacks

Updated: Jun 3, 2021 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using Barcelona Travel Hacks website.

Conditions of Use

The information provided in this website is correct at time of writing and Barcelona Travel Hacks accepts no liability for any issues that may arise from any of the information.

Copyright

Content published on this website (PDFs, images, texts, graphics, logos) by default is the property of Barcelona Travel Hacks or where author is another entity, they are the copywrite owner. Its content creators are protected by international copyright laws. The entire compilation of photos found on this website is the exclusive property of Barcelona Travel Hacks with copyright authorship for this compilation by Barcelona Travel Hacks.

License and Site Access

We grant you a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. You are not allowed to download or modify it. This may be done only with written consent from us.


Please Accept these before using the site.