Gràcia

A high class neighborhood that nestles into an affluent, enchanting niche.

Gràcia enchants its visitors with hillside cafes, ethereal parks, and unmatched views of Barcelona below. To fully embrace their neighborhood's otherworldly charm, Gràcia's hip professionals and stylish bohemians get up early and stay out late. Fashionable attitudes permeate the neighborhood's plazas, and a life lived among outdoor cafes fits the bill in this timeless classic near Barcelona's core.

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On the Map

Gràcia is bordered by La Teixonera, Can Baro, El Coll, El Baix Guinardó, Camp d'en Grassot i Gràcia Nova, La Vall d'Hebron, La Salut, El Putget i Farró, Carmel, and La Sagrada Família

El Prat Airport: 25 minutes by car without traffic or 50 minutes by public transit
Sants Station: 20 minutes by public transit
Plaça Catalunya: 15 minutes by public transit
Sagrada Família: 15 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

A Lively Community Gracefully Removed From Downtown

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In Gràcia, public squares are outdoor living rooms.

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New designers and locally-sourced food purveyors contribute to Gràcia's stylish reputation.

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Well-tailored youngsters and refined young families populate the streets of this friendly neighborhood.

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Carrer Verdi offers endless entertainment for the young and the young at heart. Cinemas, cafes, restaurants, and shops cater to lively crowds.

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Gràcia doesn't display a generational gap. Instead, a broad range of ages contributes to its well-rounded appeal.

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New minds and old souls tend to complement one another.

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Walkers, bikers, and dignified newspaper men are common sights along the neighborhood's streets.

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The neighborhood of Gràcia is just one stop up from the top of Passeig de Gràcia but it feels like a whole different world. Gràcia was an independent town until the late 19th century and even now the community is small and tight. The people are exceedingly proud of their roots, they don't say they come from Barcelona, they say Gràcia."

Parc Güell: Enchantment In Gràcia's Hills

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Antoni Gaudí's famous hilltop park, Parc Güell, offers visitors inspired views of Barcelona from its surreal perch among the architect's hand-crafted cinematic landscape.

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The sculptural mastermind created a holistic environmental experience in the hills surrounding the city.

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Gaudí's vision extended beyond the way the park appeared. Even Parc Güell's benches are designed with humans in mind.

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Sit back against one and you'll notice that the concrete seems perfectly constructed for the curvature of your back.

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Wouldn't you know it? It is.

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The hike up to Parc Güell is worth every step. With columns like trees and rooftops like cake frosting, organic architecture has never seemed so fantastical.

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From the top, take in Barcelona below.

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The view is another kind of magic altogether.

An Intimate View of Gràcia

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Behind the area's commercial corridors, modest apartments and small churches squeeze together.

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Often times, a neighborhood's quiet side streets are overlooked.

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Often times, that's where the little details hide.

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Gràcia's little details are made of colored shutters and rococo window frames.

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Take a moment to find your favorite little detail.

A village within a city as people describe it. It enjoys bustling squares and vibrant bar and cafe life. If you want to experience the real Barcelona and feel like a local, this is the location for you."

Boutique Ideals In Gràcia

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The neighborhood blends boutique ideals with bohemian lifestyles.

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Its sleek glass facades let window-shoppers sneak peek at next month's new big thing.

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They also let window-shoppers salivate.

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Gràcia's Chic Grocers and Organic Markets

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Clean lines and contemporary stylings aren't merely reserved for Gràcia's hip cafes and clothing boutiques.

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In this neighborhood, even food markets provide boutique experiences.

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Choose the ingredients for your evening meal from perfectly painted produce bins.

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In Gràcia, food is fashionable too.

Gràcia In the Evening

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Gràcia's nightlife continues to charm the hearts of its residents.

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Its cozy cafes, restaurants, and bars serve clientele who join in comfortable conversation.

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Prefer not to be indoors?

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Outdoors is just as happening.

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Gràcia has more than five public squares, and it's easy to find entertainment in each.

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Get to know the neighborhood.

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Gràcia is a gracious host.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

The Weaver House

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Hannah and Kelty are twin sisters from Portland, Oregon. After studying foreign languages together at Stanford University they parted ways, moving to Barcelona & San Francisco. Re-uniting in 2010, they launched The Weaver House: a collaboration in photography, design, and fashion. They shoot with polaroid, 35mm and digital, gravitating toward organic and unique personalities, spaces, and unions.

Susana Lopez

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Susana Lopez is a freelance photographer currently based in Barcelona. She travels wherever an interesting project takes her. Design and music are two of the corner stones of her life and she admits to feeling slightly frustrated that she didn’t become a rockstar. Photographing Barcelona for Neighborhoods made her fall in love with this amazing city all over again.