Buscar Gracia

Long the residence of small industries and craftsmen, the village-like district of Gracia feels as though you’ve entered a whole different world - although it's only one stop away from Passeig de Gràcia. Gazing down upon Barcelona, this enchanting neighbourhood is the place of choice for those who want to enjoy the charms of this city, yet avoid the overcrowding that permanently afflicts its centre. It feels almost untouched by tourism, you rub shoulders with the locals everywhere - in terrace cafes, tapas bars and in the local pubs that permeate Gracia’s leafy squares and narrow streets. Perhaps it’s the appealing mix of neighbours that lends the area such a down-to-earth charm: Bohemian youngsters and elderly couples are all going about their daily business, getting up late and staying out later, as the Spanish do.