Gracia neighborhood is an oasis of real Catalan life away from the tourist neighborhoods, it's like a separate town in Barcelona, with its special flair and ambience.
they say, that should settle in Gracia, and you're never out of here will not get, since these parts parochialism so cozy and comfortable, that other areas are losing appeal, yes and rather lazily down from there, then to climb back up to native land.
Gracia located in the upper part of Barcelona, over the area of the Eixample, or rather on the boulevard Paseo de Gracia. On a bike here is not easy to climb, but from Catalunya Metro and provides direct connections for 10 minutes, coming to Fontana station. The main attraction of the area - Park Güell, one of the most famous works of Gaudi, offering beautiful views of Barcelona.
Residential district of Gracia is a series of narrow streets and spacious squares, strewn terraces a wide variety of cafes and bars. Here, along with local cuisine, serves a variety of countries, you will meet Japanese restaurants, Mexican and even African cuisine.
Nights are fun and more authentic, than in Gothic or the Borne, because it rests in Gracia mainly local Catalan youth, migrating from bar to bar, passing from wine to beer and talking very rapidly. During the day you can go shopping, Gracia in many inexpensive shops with local designers clothing.
In August, the streets of the area become a platform unique holiday Fiestas de Gracia. Local residents decorate the streets, where live, transforming them beyond recognition.