gracia expedia

Gracia

Great For

Authentic Catalonian experience

Not Great For

Sightseeing and stereotypical tourist spots

Although very much a part of Barcelona, Gracia’s independent history gives it a sense of identity and personality completely unique to itself. Its layout, architecture and distinctly old-fashioned charm prove that, while Gracia may be small, there’s still an incredible amount to discover.

Although not a traditional tourist destination in the sense there aren’t as many world-famous attractions – and you won’t find many big chain restaurants – it’s instead ideal for those looking for a more authentic experience. Here you can enjoy traditional Catalonian food from cafes and street food vendors, check out local artists and shop for clothes and jewellery you can’t find anywhere else, or go enjoy a show from local music acts. Gracia is absolutely perfect for those who want to get away from the stereotypical tourist spots, even if it’s popularity is certainly comparable.

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Top Attractions in Gracia

  • Park Guell
  • Plaza del Sol
  • Cine Verdi
  • Plaza de la Virreina
  • Verdi Street

Getting to Gracia

Gracia is roughly a 25-minute drive away from Barcelona’s main airport, so a taxi is a perfectly affordable and convenient option. This can be your fastest route depending on the traffic. Alternatively, you can catch a mix of Aerobus and train, depending on what’s available. This should take anywhere between 45 minutes and an hour. Direct trains are also available and should take roughly the same amount of time.

Top Picks: Luxury Hotels in Gracia, Barcelona

Hotel The Originals Le Palacete (ex Relais du Silence)

Hotel The Originals Le Palacete (ex Relais du Silence) features a terrace, tour or ticket assistance and multilingual staff. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This Barcelona hotel also offers …

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Bcn Suites

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Bcn Suites features tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff and concierge services. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Barcelona apartment also offers express check-in, express check-out and a lift.

Bonavista Apartments – Passeig de Gracia

Bonavista Apartments – Passeig de Gracia features a rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance and multilingual staff. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. For a surcharge, the property provides a round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours), a …

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