Gracia..well-known district of Barcelona 5 charming places.
Gracia district seems to be far from the city center but in reality is just a short 20 minutes walk from Las Ramblas. Gracia was independent town until the nineteenth century and even today the community of people living in Gracia is more independent.
The area is popular for artist and bohemian life. It has a wide diversity of people and a big concentration of international restaurants. Gracia itself creates a strange and funny mixture of people that makes it a special place to sit down and enjoy people watching!
There are some places in Gracia which you should not miss!
Plaça de Sol
It’s is a well-known square in this neighborhood. It is full of cafes with terraces and during night is the place where people come to have a drink.
The most attractive for tourist in this district is undoubtedly the Park Guell, designed by famous Antoni Gaudí. This garden complex I highly recommend to visit, because you won’t be disappointed.
Fiesta Major de Gracia
This party takes place every August and its unforgettable experience. The streets are decorated with spectacular ornaments prepared by the local people who are competing to get the prize for the best decorated street This festival of Gracia attracts people all around the world and come to Barcelona to enjoy the summer party and live music performances.
The Virreina Square
The Virreina Square is one of the most charming squares in Barcelona. You can also find here the Church of Sant Joan and there are many terraces, perfect to enjoy a drink or eat some tapas during the summer.
The Lliure Theatre
This theatre is considered as one of the most prestigious in Spain. It was created in 1976 by a group of independent theater professionals. The Lliure Theatre is not only an exhibition space, but it also produces its own productions, many of which have become popular in other European and American cities.
Gracia is in general quiet and safe and one of the best advantages of this district is that there are not many tourists around. Gracia is a perfect place for those people who are seeking something little different.
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