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GraciaBarcelona

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.


Popular places to visit in Gracia

Park Guell
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Park Guell

4.5/5(2,649 reviews)

Look out over the city from a Gaudí-designed terrace in this park in the city’s north.

Gaudi House Museum
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Gaudi House Museum

4/5(1 review)

Gaudi lived the last 20 years of his life here, in a pink castle where his presence is still felt in the architecture and furniture.

Casa Vicens
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Casa Vicens

5/5(1 review)

Stand on the street to admire the color and brickwork of Gaudí’s first building.

Gaudi Experiencia
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Gaudi Experiencia

You can study the exhibits at Gaudi Experiencia, a museum with a story of its own, during your trip to Barcelona. Visit the stunning cathedral and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Mercat Abaceria
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Mercat Abaceria

During your trip to Barcelona, you can enjoy retail therapy at Mercat Abaceria. Visit the stunning cathedral and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Sagrada Familia
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Sagrada Familia

4.5/5(4,395 reviews)

Gaudí’s basilica in the center of Barcelona is an architectural marvel and offers views across the city from eight towering spires.

Top things to do in Gracia

Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
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Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

$34
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Park Güell Tickets and Guided Tour
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Skip-the-Line Park Güell Tickets and Guided Tour

$30
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Priority access: Sagrada Familia & Park Guell Guided Tour
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Priority access: Sagrada Familia & Park Guell Guided Tour

$80
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Fast Track Sagrada Familia & Park Güell - Guided tour
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Fast Track Sagrada Familia & Park Güell - Guided tour

$92
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Barcelona Park Güell Admission Ticket
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Barcelona Park Güell Admission Ticket

$25
Per adult
Art and Wine: Paint and Sip in Barcelona
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Art and Wine: Paint and Sip in Barcelona

$37
Per adult

Top Hotels in Gracia

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Ronda Lesseps
Hotel Ronda Lesseps
4 out of 5
Carrer Ballester,77-81, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is $60 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Gracia, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Park Guell, Casa Mila, and Casa Batllo. Sagrada Familia and Placa de Catalunya are also within 3 mi (5 ...

3.7/5Good! (832 reviews)

"Nice clean rooms Friendly staff Wish that the bathroom door was not glass as it did make it awkward sharing the room"…"

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Hotel Ronda Lesseps
Catalonia Park Güell
Catalonia Park Güell
3 out of 5
Pg. Mare de Déu del Coll, 10, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is $51 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Gracia, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum. Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila are also within 2 mi (3 km). Penitents ...

3.7/5Good! (432 reviews)

"We had such a wonderful stay here, exactly what you expect of an affordanle hotel! Comfortable bedd, fairly clean, great facilities, good location."…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2019

Catalonia Park Güell
Casa Gracia Barcelona
Casa Gracia Barcelona
1 out of 5
Passeig de Gracia, 116 bis, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is $56 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

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! (709 reviews)

"The kitchen facility is excellent, as is the large and comfortable common areas."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Casa Gracia Barcelona
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Bcn Suites
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Bcn Suites
4 out of 5
Carrer Grassot, 4, Barcelona, Barcelona
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1

Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza de Toros Monumental, Sagrada Familia, and Casa Mila. Passeig de Gracia and Casa Batllo ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (197 reviews)

"The location was a 10 minute walk to Sagrada Familia. It was really comfortable for me and three of my friends. Check in and check out was convenient but there was a drying rack in the room we stayed in and I was expecting the washing machine to also work as a dryer. The instructions for the use ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Bcn Suites
La Mare by The Streets
La Mare by The Streets
3 out of 5
Mare de Deu dels desamparats, 23, Barcelona

Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia, Casa Mila, and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia ...

3.8/5Good! (53 reviews)

"This property is lovely for a weekend away in Barcelona. The building itself had an old feel but inside the apartment was modern and fresh. The facilities were great including shower kitchen and dining area, furthermore despite being an apartment staff still came in and cleaned over the weekend. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

La Mare by The Streets
La Rosa by The Streets
La Rosa by The Streets
3 out of 5
Carrer de Martínez de la Rosa 11, Barcelona

Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia, Casa Mila, and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia ...

4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)

"All of our children and grand children, 15 of us, had just been on a cruise which is small living quarters, at la rosa, was plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a relaxing place. It was in a residential area so we saw more of daily life of the people of Barcelona which we loved!. There was local ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

La Rosa by The Streets

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This park is not as known by regular tourists. It houses the labyrinth its named after, but also several themed gardens. My favorite is the Ancient Roman garden. It's situated just a small walk away from metro station Horta.
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Horta-Guinardo

4.5/5Wonderful!(63 area reviews)

Horta-Guinardo is a destination travelers like for its cafés, and you might hop aboard the metro at El Carmel Station or Horta Station to explore sights like Hospital de Sant Pau.

Horta-Guinardo
La Sagrada Familia showing outdoor art and street scenes as well as a small group of people

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia is a destination travelers like for its churches, and you might hop aboard the metro at Sagrada Familia Station or Sant Pau Dos de Maig to explore sights like Sagrada Familia.

La Sagrada Familia
Dreta de l'Eixample, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Dreta de l'Eixample

Known for its charming cafés and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Dreta de l'Eixample. Check out top attractions like Passeig de Gracia and Casa Batllo, and jump on the metro at Girona Station or Passeig de Gracia Station to see more of the city.

Dreta de l'Eixample
Eixample showing street scenes and outdoor eating as well as a small group of people

Eixample

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,576 area reviews)

Known for its charming cafés and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Eixample. Check out top attractions like Casa Batllo and Passeig de Gracia, and jump on the metro at Passeig de Gracia Station or Diagonal Station to see more of the city.

Eixample
The Centro Comercial Arenas de Barcelona. Former bull fighting arena turned shopping center. You can find anything from luxury brands to tourist t-shirts. There are a wide range of restaurants on the rooftop offering amazing views of Plaza Espana and Montjuic Mountain.
Photo by Shannon Rocco

Esquerra de l'Eixample

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Esquerra de l'Eixample. Check out top attractions like Arenas de Barcelona and Sant Antoni Market, and jump on the metro at Urgell Station or Hospital Clinic Station to see more of the city.

Esquerra de l'Eixample
CosmoCaixa which includes interior views as well as a small group of people

Sarria-Sant Gervasi

4/5Very Good!(77 area reviews)

Travelers choose Sarria-Sant Gervasi for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Reina Elisenda Station or Sarria Station and check out top sights like Tibidabo Amusement Park.

Sarria-Sant Gervasi

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