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Vivacious, ambitious, industrious: Barcelona is second to none

This cool, cosmopolitan metropolis is the bastion of Catalan nationalism and one of the greatest port cities on the Mediterranean. Barcelona’s distinct culture finds exuberant expression in its architecture – in the sinuous swirls of its Modernista buildings, in the other-worldly weirdness of Park Güell and in the soaring spires of the Sagrada Família. A stroll along the Rambla, Barcelona’s famed promenade, reveals a city of irrepressible energy and a proud and unique identity.

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Barri de Gracia

Barri de Gracia

Famous Popular district with cafes and notable architecture

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Street Artist

Gràcia is the renowned neighborhood for artists and actors, especially for those in the theatre industry. I appreciate this part of Barcelona because you can absorb the different artistic disciplines: literature, music, and painting. Art is in the air.

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Popular district with cafes and notable architecture Editors' Note

Barri de Gracia attracts all kinds of people, from students to artists and self-proclaimed political pundits. As a popular hang out spot, the surroundings of this Barcelona neighborhood are filled with beautiful architecture, cafes and bars to frequent during the day or night.

Erected in the 19th century, visitng the Barri de Gracia district transports you into another world. The community here remains small and closed, offering a haven for artists and bohemians. Several international restaurants are here, creating a mix of food and people. A well-known festival also takes place in the Barri de Gracia, which is beautiful if you’re in Barcelona during August.

Barri de Gracia
Barri de Gracia, Barcelona
Eixample, Gràcia