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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 152 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 $119.51
Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 67 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 $124.02
Skip the Line: Gaudi’s La Pedrera Audio Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip the Line: Gaudi’s La Pedrera Audio Tour in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

Explore La Pedrera — otherwise known as Casa Milà — one of Gaudi’s most inspired Barcelona buildings, on this 1.5-hour skip-the-line audio tour. Walk ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.11
Private Tour: Barcelona Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Barcelona, Attraction Tickets
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Private Tour: Barcelona Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Explore Barcelona any way you want on a 4-hour, customizable private tour with an expert local guide. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, tell your guide your ...  Read more

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

From USD $121.20
Barcelona Shore Excursion: Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry ... 
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Barcelona Shore Excursion: Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Port Pickup

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 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 $119.51
Private Tour: Barcelona Full-Day Sightseeing Tour, Barcelona, Ports of Call Tours
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Private Tour: Barcelona Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Discover Barcelona the way you wish on this full-day, customizable private tour with your own private guide. Let your guide know what you want to see and, on ...  Read more

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

From USD $225.50
Private Tour: Gaudi's Barcelona with Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, Barcelona, Private ... 
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Private Tour: Gaudi's Barcelona with Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Antoni Gaudi is one of the world’s most famed architects. The Catalan master’s style is so unique nearly anyone can recognize it immediately. This full-day ...  Read more

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

From USD $177.58
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Paella Hands-On Cooking Experience in Barcelona, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Paella Hands-On Cooking Experience in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Book this 3-hour small group gastronomic experience where you will learn the secrets of preparing a home-made delicious paella . In a fully equipped cooking ...  Read more

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

From USD $99.22
Private Gaudi Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cooking Classes
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Private Gaudi Tour in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

During this 4-hour private tour, get to know Gaudi's main landmarks and masterpieces in Barcelona. Learn all the history behind each building as you get driven ...  Read more

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

From USD $90.20
Catalan Gastronomy: Small-Group Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Catalan Gastronomy: Small-Group Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Explore Barcelona like a local on a guided small-group food tour. You'll taste the authentic flavors of Catalan food and wine with your expert guide! Along the ...  Read more

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

From USD $84.56

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