One of Barcelona’s coolest neighborhoods, the student and art quarter of Gràcia showcases a different side to the city, with its laid-back bars and restaurants, and traditional Catalonian feel. Connected to the city by the Passeig de Gràcia, the residential area is popular among those looking to rent cheap accommodation on the outskirts of the city and a number of travelers escape to Gràcia to sample the city’s most bohemian haunts.

Placa del Sol is at the heart of Gràcia, where clusters of tapas bars and terrace restaurants serve up an array of traditional Catalan cuisine, but the area is most famous for the Parc Güell, one of the city’s most celebrated parks. The iconic gardens perched on the hill of El Carmel were designed by Antoni Gaudi between 1900-1914 and form a key part of Barcelona’s UNESCO World Heritage listed ‘Works of Antoni Gaudi’. An unmissable fantasyland with its peculiar sculptures, colorful mosaics and gingerbread houses, the park is characteristic of the artist’s eccentric style and offers great views of the city from its striking terrace. Wandering the narrow streets of Gràcia showcases a number of other notable architectural works, including the Juame Fuster Library, designed by Josep Llinas Carmona; the baroque Parròqui de la Verge de Gràcia I Sant Josep church; and the Art Nouveau Casa Ramos by Juame Torres.

Once a self-sufficient village, Gràcia didn’t become part of Barcelona city until the 19th century and this small-town feel is a big part of its enduring charm. Whether you’re soaking up the cosmopolitan vibe of the area’s many plazas and shopping streets, sipping cocktails in some of the city’s trendiest bars or taking part in the annual Gràcia Festa Major, one of Barcelona’s largest and liveliest traditional festivals held each August, Gràcia is well worth leaving the city center for.

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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

See the best of Barcelona on this private sightseeing tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city and includes skip-the-line access ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.38

Barcelona Shore Excursion: Barcelona Card with Guidebook

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Use the Barcelona Card to see the best of Barcelona while you’re in port. On this do-it-yourself shore excursion, your card will give you free entry, great ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $46.48

Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Hotel or Port Pickup

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Combine city sightseeing in Barcelona with a trip to the multi-peaked mountain of Montserrat on this full-day tour! With an expert guide you’ll see countless ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $144.91

Barcelona Shore Excursion: Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Port Pickup

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

While in port in Barcelona, discover the major attractions of this beautiful city on a full-day shore excursion. With your guide and small group, visit Gaudi’s ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $144.91

Skip the Line: Gaudi Tour Including La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enter the wild and wonderful world of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona on a full-day tour of the artist’s best-known buildings! With an expert guide, learn all about ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.32
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Barcelona Hop-on Hop Off Tour: North to South Route

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1543 Reviews

Utilize the Barcelona hop-on hop-off city bus tour which has three different tour routes to explore the city! See the major sights aboard an open-top ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $36.91

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 587 Reviews

Explore the beauty of Barcelona on this Best of Barcelona Tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city, including a visit to La ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $108.00

Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Dinner on a Deluxe Glass-Roof Bus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

See the sights of Barcelona in a fun and stylish way — on a gourmet dinner bus! Relax on a luxurious glass-roof bus that allows you to enjoy afternoon or ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.66

Barcelona Card with Guidebook

4 star rating: Recommended 740 Reviews

See and do everything Barcelona has to offer with this great value city sightseeing and discount card. Choose from 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive day passes and ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $46.48

Skip-the-Line Barcelona Walking Tour: Palau de la Musica, Picasso Museum and Gaudi's Casa Batlló

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

See the best of Barcelona on a 4-hour walking tour, and enjoy skip-the-line entry to two world-class cultural attractions – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.86

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