Barcelona is a city of neighborhoods. In fact, the Catalan capital has a wide range of different areas with several environments and styles.
The most famous neighborhoods are well-known by everybody: Eixample neighbourhood, Gothic Quarter or Raval are very nice and central neighborhoods, all of them with their peculiarities that make them unique and different from the rest.
But it is also worth mentioning a neighborhood with a special charm. Embedded between the streets of the great city that is Barcelona, we find Gràcia neighborhood. In the streets of this gorgeous neighbourhood we will feel as if we had traveled kilometers and kilometers away from the city and we were in a charming town.
The moment we enter the streets of Gràcia, we forget the overwhelm caused by the crowd, the noise and traffic. This way, we only see a labyrinth of narrow streets, quiet squares and low houses.
Discover what to do in this beautiful neighborhood.
Visit Casa Vicens
Casa Vicens is the first work of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (who also designed one of the best-known temples in the world: La Sagrada Familia), right after finishing his university studies in architecture.
Recently opened to the general public, Casa Vicens is a beautiful building that stands out thanks to its colorful tiles and Mozarabic influences that we find in its design.
In addition, at Casa Vicens you will also find a museum with models, sketches and correspondence written by Gaudí himself. Therefore, do not hesitate to come and discover this Gaudi House in Barcelona: Casa Vicens.
A neighborhood full of squares
Squares are the most characteristic element of Gràcia neighborhood, and Plaça de la Virreina is one of the most beautiful and crowded. In this beautiful square, highlights the parish church of Sant Joan, located at the head of the square.
Other places that deserve special mention are Plaça del Diamant (known for starring the famous novel by Mercé Rodoreda, La Plaça del Diamant), Plaça del Nord or Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia.
Live Festes de Gràcia
Festes de Gracia start on August 15th and the celebrations extend for a whole week. This festival is one of the most fun and unique festivals in the city.
In addition, the residents of the neighborhood are the ones who work side by side to decorate their streets with colorful themed ornaments and then compete for the most beautiful and complex decoration.
Thus, walking through the Gràcia neighborhood during those days is a gift for all the senses.
Decoration, music, traditional cuisine… do not miss it and discover for yourself all the wonders Gràcia offers.