Looking for apartments in Gràcia, Barcelona for your next holiday? Book with Friendly Rentals and enjoy some unforgettable days in one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in Barcelona.
The district of Gràcia, although home to some 120,000 people, is the smallest in the whole city. Its irregular layout comes from when it was an independent town that wasn’t annexed by Barcelona until 1897. It now links together the different neighbourhoods in the area above Passeig de Gràcia. Its lively narrow pedestrian streets are home to small shops and charming pavements cafes. Time appears to stand still as you savour the moment. Find out for yourself by booking one of our holiday apartments in Gràcia.
Its streets contain rarities such as Casa del Dimoni, named after its demonical sculptures and paintings, said to have been designed after the owner made a pact with the devil. Catalan Modernista gems can also be found on the streets of Gràcia, including world-famous buildings such as Lluís Doménech i Muntaner’s Hotel Casa Fuster and Antoni Gaudí’s famous Casa Vicens.
The real experience of Gràcia is all about enjoying life on its streets and bustling squares. Locals are particularly proud of Plaça d’Anna Frank, with a sculpture recalling her life. The most impressive square is Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia, with its giant Torre del Rellotge decorated with signs of the zodiac. You can also have a coffee in the popular Plaça del Diamant, with a sculpture of the main character in Mercè Rodoreda’s acclaimed book of the same name. Many of our holiday apartments are in this area.
Another benefit of booking your accommodation in Barcelona in Gràcia is that you’ll be very close to Park Güell, one of Antonio Gaudí’s most striking creations. You’ll be there in 15 minutes. Once you arrive the first thing you’ll want to do is take a selfie with the most famous dragon in Barcelona! It’s made using the famous “trencadís” mosaic technique found in many of Gaudí’s works. This park also boasts one of the best viewpoints in Barcelona, the lovely Jardins d’Àustria and the Casa del Guarda, which looks like something out of a fairytale.
Gràcia’s gardens and parks don’t stop here. If you’re here in summer, head up to the Parc de la Creueta del Coll, with its impressive suspended sculpture by Eduardo Chillida, because in summer this park becomes a public swimming pool! A refreshing place to cool off during your holiday in Barcelona. Especially if you’re travelling with kids!
Gràcia has a wide range of cultural activities you’ll be able to enjoy if you rent one of our apartments in Gràcia. Do you like going to the theatre? The Teatreneu and Teatre Lliure de Gràcia both put on high-quality programmes of plays. If you’re into art, head over to one of the contemporary art spaces in the neighbourhood such as Galeria Atelier and discover the latest trends in Espai B and Alzueta Gallery.
Foodies are also in luck. Gràcia has plenty of places to eat out, as a young, multicultural neighbourhood popular with tourists. You’ll find tapas and typical Catalan dishes alongside India, Japanese and Mexican cuisine. Not forgetting gourmet burgers and vegetarian restaurants. If you’d rather eat in, pop over to one of the neighbourhood’s traditional food markets, such as the Mercat de la Llibertat. Our holiday apartments in Gràcia are fully equipped with everything you need to cook in comfort.
This neighbourhood is also famed for its nightlife. Some of the city’s top cocktail bars are here, including Le Standard, AlmodoBar and Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge. If you’re into beer and rock music, head over to the classic pub Ballbreaker! Carry on partying at one of the many discos and clubs in Gràcia. Alfa Bar plays all the classics, or try out some salsa or bachata at Gràcia Latina and Mojito Club. If you’re after cutting-edge electronic music, check out Trauma, Club Imperator and Hyde Club.
Throwing a party is what life here is all about. So it’s no surprise that the Festes de Gràcia attract thousands of people every August. Locals compete to win the award for best-decorated street and there are lots of open-air concerts and other activities. Don’t miss it!
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