Living in the district of Gràcia: Everything you need to know

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Are you thinking of coming to live in Gracia? Then stay because below we explain everything you need to know to convince you that this is the best area to buy one of our flats for sale in the Gracia district of Barcelona.

Gracia is one of the 10 districts that you can find in the city of Barcelona and it is the second most populated district: 120,087 inhabitants. In the 19th century, Gracia was an independent village, but over the years it became integrated.

This district includes the most emblematic neighbourhoods of Barcelona: Villa de Gracia, Camp d’en Grassot i Gràcia Nova, El Coll, La Salut, los Penitents and Vallcarca.

If you wish to acquire information about the wonderful district of Gràcia, we recommend you to stay and read this article. We are sure that it will help you to clarify your ideas and to discover all that the wonderful district of Gràcia has for you.

Points of interest in Gracia

Thanks to its large size, the district of Gracia has a wide variety of points of interest available to art and history lovers.

1. Park Güell

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Park Güell is a public park characterised by its extensive gardens and architectural elements.

The park was designed by the famous and much-loved architect Antonio Gaudí, who built it at the request of Eusebi Guell. After 14 years of work (from 1900 to 1914) and many years of private conservation, it was finally inaugurated in 1926.

In this work by Gaudí, you can enjoy a naturalistic technique, which is endowed with organic forms from nature, as well as his great creative freedom and ornamental creation.

2. Vila de Gracia Square

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Plaça Vila de Gràcia has been standing for many years, in fact, it is said that it has also seen historical episodes such as the Revolt of the Quintas which occurred in 1870.

It is characterised by a large bell tower that was built between 1862 and 1864 by the architect Antoni Rovira i Trias.

Despite the passing of the years, the essence of this square remains unchanged and it is always full of terraces where you can enjoy the afternoon, children running around and families strolling. Castellers, capgrossos, concerts and many other activities also take place in this famous square of Gràcia.

3. Diamond Square

This point of interest is located in the Villa de Gracia neighbourhood and was made famous by the famous book by the Catalan writer Mercè Rodoreda.

The land of this mythical square was bought in 1860 by a jeweller, hence its peculiar name. It was not until the Civil War (more precisely in 1992), when they discovered the capacity of the air-raid shelter that was in the subsoil of this square, which gave refuge to more than 200 people.

4. Vicens House

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Casa Vicens was the first house built by Gaudí in Barcelona between 1883 and 1885, hence its great importance. However, he did not build it for himself, but for the Vicens family, who wanted a summer home in Barcelona.

For years, professionals have been working to restore and maintain the house to perfection, which is no easy task due to its large size.

Nowadays, this work of art is considered a ”house museum”, which means that it can be visited by all art lovers.

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Characteristics of the Gracia neighbourhood

We know that knowing the strong points of the place where you want to go to live, is in most cases a push to make the decision.

Although it is true that grace has many positive features, at BCN Advisors we want to highlight the ones we think are most important for you.

Lots of cultural and artistic life

As you will have seen above, the district of Gràcia is one of the best known thanks to its cultural and artistic wealth. What’s more, this neighbourhood offers a different view to the one you’ll find in the city centre.

Good connection

Another very positive feature to take into account is that the Gracia neighbourhood has many connections so you can move to any other part of Barcelona. It has metro, bus and train connections, so if you are worried about the car, let me tell you that it will not be essential in your daily life if you live in Gracia.

Many leisure options

Due to its large size and culture, Gracia offers a wide variety of entertainment venues where you can go with your friends or family to have a good time. Some of the most famous ones are: Gata Mala, Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge, Le Standard, AmodoBar…

As you can see, Gracia is not only a good place to live, but also to make life in its streets.

Neighbourhoods of Gracia

As we have already mentioned, Gracia is very well connected to the whole of Barcelona. This is due to its strategic position, which it shares with other neighbourhoods such as the Serrià-Sant Gervasi district, or the Carmelo or Guinardó neighbourhoods.

If you know Barcelona, you will know that these places mentioned above are not known for any negative aspects, such as the frequency of crime. Therefore, if you choose to live in Gracia, you will not have to worry about your safety and that of your loved ones.

Conclusions of living in Gràcia

If what you are looking for is to live well connected, have places to visit in your neighbourhood, be able to enjoy many leisure activities and enjoy a unique atmosphere in the heart of Barcelona, the district of Gracia has everything you are looking for!

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