Gracia featuring street scenes as well as a small group of people

A high-end fashion district in Barcelona, located just north of the modernist hub of Eixample, is home to the wonderful realm of Park Guëll.

New York’s Fifth Avenue meets Paris’ Champs-Élysées in Gràcia. Visit this former village to stay in elegant hotels, shop for designer clothing, admire the street art, dine out in fine Catalan restaurants or have drinks in a leafy square. But above all, come here to visit Park Guëll.

The Gràcia you see today is very different from its humble beginnings as a 17th-century convent, although it retains some of its no-nonsense character. Gràcia was connected to Barcelona at the end of the 19th century, when the city had grown beyond capacity. The district of L’Eixample, which literally means The Extension, was developed to connect the Old City (Ciutat Vella) with the surrounding villages to make them one.

Today, Gràcia comprises not just its old town center, Vila de Gràcia, but also Vallcarca i els Penitents, El Coll, La Salut and Camp d'en Grassot i Gràcia Nova. At its northern end is El Carmel, the peak that is home to Park Guëll. The wonderful park is the legacy of Antoni Gaudí, the world-famous architect.

Walk up the mosaic stairs and admire the curving, ceramic, colorful mosaic benches, fountains and artworks. Look down across the city to spot the dripping towers of La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s most prestigious design. The cathedral remains unfinished even today, after more than a century of near-continuous building. Visit the Gaudí House Museum, his former home, to learn more about his life and works.

Another Gaudí attraction in Gràcia is the late 19th-century Casa Vicens, a beautiful modernist house.

It’s not all about Gaudí and modernism here though. The central street of Passeig de Gràcia hosts many famous international fashion brands and attracts a cosmopolitan crowd. Come here for window shopping and people watching and take a break in one of the tapas bars or cocktail lounges.

If you happen to be in Barcelona in August, don’t miss the Festes de Gràcia. The 7-day festival sees all its neighborhoods take on a different theme with carnival-style decorations and parades. Admire the human towers, or “castellers,” part of an acrobatic Catalan folk sport that wows the gathered crowds.

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Catalonia Park Güell
Catalonia Park Güell
3 out of 5
Pg. Mare de Déu del Coll, 10, Barcelona
The price is $64 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Gracia, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Hospital Delfos and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sagrada Familia and Palau de la Musica Catalana. Picasso Museum ...
3.7/5Good! (446 reviews)
"Hotel was exactly what we needed. Clean, pleasant staff and perfect location."

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

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Hotel Barcelona 1882
Hotel Barcelona 1882
4 out of 5
Carrer de Còrsega 482, Barcelona
The price is $136 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Gracia, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sagrada Familia and Hospital de Sant Pau. Barcelona Zoo and Palau de la Musica Catalana ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (305 reviews)
"This hotel is beautiful, and very clean and new (renovated) looking. It’s less than 5 minutes from La Sagrada Familia, and very affordable too. Staff very nice, our receptionist Cristina was very helpful and friendly. The room was spacious and super clean, and quite, as it faces the interior courtyard. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

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Casa Gracia Barcelona
Casa Gracia Barcelona
1 out of 5
Passeig de Gracia, 116 bis, Barcelona
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Gracia, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia, Casa Mila, and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Batllo and Placa de Catalunya are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (712 reviews)
"Great location. Great value. Room only cleaned on day 3 of stay. Duvet sandwiched between two sheets with no duvet cover. A few stains on towels and sheets but clearly cleaned (at 60 degrees)."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2021

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Hotel Casa Fuster
Hotel Casa Fuster
5 out of 5
Passeig de Gràcia, 132, Barcelona
The price is $254 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Gracia, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Mila and Casa Batllo are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (470 reviews)
"Good hotel and service"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

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Bonavista Apartments - Passeig de Gracia
Bonavista Apartments - Passeig de Gracia
4 out of 5
Carrer Bonavista 4, Barcelona
This family-friendly Barcelona apartment building is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia, Casa Mila, and Rambla de Catalunya. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (225 reviews)
"El apartamento es amplio, sala comedor, cocina, dos habitaciones y 1 baño y medio. Limpio, bien mantenido y super luminoso. Además está en pleno corazón de Barcelona. Se puede ir a todos lados caminando. Si esto fuera poco, la comunicación con los dueños es MAGNIFICA. Te contestan inmediatamente ..."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

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Bonavista Apartments - Passeig de Gracia
Be Mate Paseo de Gracia
Be Mate Paseo de Gracia
3 out of 5
Passeig de Gracia, 115, Barcelona
The price is $115 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Llibertat Market and Sagrada Familia. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Boqueria Market are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"El lugar es muy lindo y acogedor. Y sobre todo limpio"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Be Mate Paseo de Gracia
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