Gràcia district is an oasis real Catalan life away from the tourist districts, is like a separate town in Barcelona, with its special flair and ambience.
It is said that it is necessary to live in Gracia, and you're never out of here will not get out, because these parts parochialism so cozy and comfortable that the other areas are losing appeal, and rather lazily down there, then to climb back up to native land.
Gracia is located in the upper part of Barcelona, on the Eixample district, and more specifically on the boulevard Paseo de Gracia. Biking here is not easy to climb, but from Catalunya Metro can be accessed directly for 10 minutes, coming on station Fontana. The main attraction of the area - Park Güell, one of Gaudí's most renowned creations, offering beautiful views of Barcelona.
Residential district of Gracia is a series of narrow streets and spacious squares, terraces strewn with a variety of cafes and bars. Here, along with the local cuisine, you can taste dishes of different countries, you will meet Japanese restaurants, Mexican and even African cuisine.
Nights are fun and more authentic than in Gothic and Borne, as in the rest of Gracia mostly local Catalan youth migrating from bar to bar, moving from wine to beer and talking very rapidly. During the day you can go shopping in the Gracia a lot of cheap shops with local designers clothing.
In August, the streets of the area become a platform unique holiday Fiestas de Gracia. Residents decorate the streets on which they live, transforming them beyond recognition.