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Address: Barri de Gracia | Gracia, Barcelona, Spain
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Students, artists and political types make their home here, and everyone's...

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Short walk from Passeig de Gracia/Diagonal. All restaurants/bars/tour bus very accessible. Lovely quiet bohemian area with late night bars but never rowdy or too noisy... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Short walk from Passeig de Gracia/Diagonal. All restaurants/bars/tour bus very accessible. Lovely quiet bohemian area with late night bars but never rowdy or too noisy. Recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BoHo/creative/neighborhood area. A bit slower pace and more locals. Less people than the main tourist areas. Lots of great shops and restaurants to explore. I would definitely recommend wandering through here.

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old district of Barcelona with special atmosphere. Day or night always is interesting. Just walk, enter in any small shop, or just take some tapas in any bistrot!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Originally outside the city of Barcelona, Gracia still retains a village feel with lots of quirky independent shops and some great squares to visit. It's a really lovely neighbourhood and a great area to stay in and a bit quieter and slow paced although still pretty accessible to everywhere you would want to see.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a great area. A maze of streets and small squares with small shops, bars and restaurants. There is the odd collection of market stalls, interesting architecture, colour and graffiti. Worth a visit but take a map- it's easy to lose your bearings!

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

North of Diagonal, there is this neighbourhood where you can feel a little bit more of the real Barcelona life. You are most welcome along the locals, children come out after school and play in the streets or on the places... Food is day to day food and lovely streets with coloured buildings and more approachable people. Little markets all... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

if POBLENOU wasnt my favorite neighboorhoud because of the non-touristic area and the proximity to the beach, then GRACIA would definitely be! It is so wonderful to walk through the small streets that are all so colorful. You have so many diverse restaurants and Gracias offers a lot of festivals and festivities throughout the year.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This quarter of the city has a fashion level and artistic prestigious ambient focused in their squares

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

It's worth taking a metro to visit this REAL neighbourhood not inundated with tourists where real Catalonians live. Pretty streets with many squares, cafes, and very neat shops to poke one's head into. There's even a storefront cat shelter where prospective new parents can sit with various candidates over coffee on sofas to see if they're compatible. Sundays most things... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We visited on a Sunday and it was very quiet. The shops were not open, there were few people and bars were hard to find. My advice is go during the week!

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Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the centre, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theatre that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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