Perfect for: Couples looking for romance, culture and excellent dining options. Foodies, fashionistas and shopaholics will also be dazzled at every turn. This would probably my personal pick if I were coming to Barcelona for a holiday. Perfect for: Bohemian types, creative thinkers, art lovers, indie shoppers, skateboarders, culture vultures and foodies.
Soak up the culture, eat well and shop for something special. Raval is one of a kind. Palaces converted into luxury hotels in Eixample. Everything about the bright and airy boulevards looks and feels different to the dark labyrinthine streets of the old town. The hotels, hostels and apartments are among the best in the city and you can access the other barrios on foot due to its prime central location.
Young and trendy, life here revolves almost entirely around eating and drinking in the leafy streets, from boozy brunches to late night revelry. Poblesec is also is packed with theatres and live music venues , making it a very compact place to enjoy the local nightlife. Perfect for: Couples, families and groups looking for sun, sea and seduction as well as the cultural delights of the city. There are tons of traditional seafood restaurants and tapas bars to choose from, as well as plenty to keep kids and adults entertained.
What transportation is available from the airport to that area, and then to the cruise terminals? The stay should definitely include The Paella Club. My wife and I just have been there and it was the best stop in a collection of great stops! Even mid-week it was bustling, noisy and the streets and squares were full of people.
Maybe it has changed since we visited or it could just be that when we visited in April is a quieter time than October. Glad you enjoyed it anyway! This updated post could not be more perfect. My family of 3 will be traveling to Barcelona mid-July I was undecided on where to stay. Your post definitely helped me make a decision. If you have some tips on activities that might interest a female 16 yr old, it would be greatly appreciated.
I think your teenager will enjoy the youthful vibe of Gracia. They are often a great way to learn about the history and culture without being too dull. Thank you so much for this information of Gracia. We will be staying for the Month of May in an Airbnb apt.
Learn how your comment data is processed. But gave us the chance to see the normal life of the neighborhood, wnader through parks, narrow streets and alleys. Was a great way to explore actually. The Panoramic Points got me! I love the view and your photo! I love visiting touristic places on the first few days of my travel to see why they are touristy but once I am done, I am down to going off-the-beaten path to explore more of the culture, livelihood, etc.
And yes, no racism, just the truth. Barca Baby!!! I love Barcelona. What an incredible city. So much culture, incredible food and beautiful architecture. However, I love that you focused on one district, the Gracia District.
This is a great post and I can wait to come back Spain. Great post! Spain is number 1 on my travel list. Wanna know more about budget travelling around Spain, maybe you could tell me your tips for a free walking tours.
Help me to choose, please, between Generation Tours and Free tour. Thank a lot! Your email address will not be published. Search for:. Table of Contents. Tags: Barcelona city Guide to Gracia neighborhood in Barcelona spain unknown places. Previous Next. Yeah, there are many hostels in the centre of the city.
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