Neighborhood guide to Gracia, Barcelona

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Welcome to Gracia, Barcelona

Gracia is a vibrant and bohemian neighborhood, known for its artistic atmosphere and lively squares. Located just north of the city center, it offers a unique blend of traditional charm and modern amenities. The area is filled with cozy restaurants, trendy bars, and boutique shops, creating a lively yet relaxed environment.

While Gracia has a lively nightlife with many bars and restaurants, it is not considered a party neighborhood. Many of its residential streets remain relatively quiet at night, making it a good choice for those who enjoy a balance between nightlife and a good night's rest.

Coworking spaces, laptop-friendly cafes, gyms, and several supermarkets are all within a maximum of a 15-minute walk. Gracia’s narrow streets and charming plazas make it perfect for exploring on foot. The beach is about a 25-minute bicycle ride away, and the closest green spaces, such as Parc Güell and Plaça de la Vila de Gracia, are just a short stroll away.

Neighborhood highlights

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Neighborhood vibe

As you wander through the streets of Gracia, you'll encounter a vibrant mix of old-world charm and modern creativity. The neighborhood is known for its lively squares, such as Plaça del Sol and Plaça de la Vila de Gracia, where locals gather to socialize and enjoy outdoor cafes.

Gracia’s narrow, pedestrian-friendly streets make it easy to explore on foot. You'll find a variety of cozy cafes, unique boutiques, and independent art studios, ensuring there’s always something to discover.

Gracia is not just about its bohemian atmosphere. The neighborhood is dotted with green spaces like the charming Jardins del Mestre Balcells and the iconic Parc Güell, perfect for a midday break or a leisurely afternoon. For shoppers, Gracia offers a range of unique boutiques and local artisan shops. Foodies will delight in the diverse culinary scene, from traditional Catalan tapas at local bodegas to international cuisine in quaint, atmospheric restaurants.

Key travel details for Gracia, Barcelona

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⌚ Time difference
UTC +1 hour
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Very Fast 103 Mb/s
💉 Recommended travel vaccinations
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Top-rated stays in Gracia that we love

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  • Fast Wi-Fi for all your work needs
  • Prime locations close to the city center
  • Everything you need within walking distance: coworking space, gym, restaurants, yoga studios, and supermarkets
  • Situated in the safest and most popular neighborhoods

Curated by trusted travel experts

We know the importance of finding your perfect stay. That's why we've selected top-rated accommodations in Gracia. Our curated list features excellent reviews and all the amenities you need. Enjoy easy access to cozy cafes, unique boutiques, and vibrant squares, all within a short stroll.

Our team of travel experts has personally reviewed and selected these accommodations based on a rigorous set of criteria, including location, cleanliness, amenities, and guest feedback. We aim to provide you with the best options to ensure a delightful and hassle-free stay in Barcelona's Gracia district.

Top spots to work, eat, and play in Gracia

In the map below, you’ll find our favorite stays in Gracia, along with the best nearby restaurants, coworking spaces, gyms, and more. For your convenience, we've also listed all these great spots further down the page.

Best Burger
  • La Vespa Burger bar Tip: Try their "Vespa Special Burger" for a delicious treat.
Best Tapas/Pinxtos
  • La Bicicleta Known for its authentic tapas experience. Try the "Patatas Bravas."
Best Authentic Restaurants
  • Tavern El Glop Offers a traditional Catalan dining experience. Must try: "Calçots" during the season.
Favorite Nomad Bar
  • La Rovira A popular spot among nomads for its cozy ambiance and great drinks selection.
Best Bars
  • Bloody Mary Cocktail Bar Known for its inventive cocktails and lively atmosphere.
  • El Sabor A unique bar with a great selection of cocktails and a cycling theme.
Biggest Supermarkets
  • Mercadona Great for everyday shopping with a wide variety of products.
  • Caprabo Offers a wide range of products, from groceries to household items.
Best Gyms
  • DiR Gràcia Open 24/7, perfect for busy schedules with modern facilities.
  • Metropolitan Balmes Modern gym with all the equipment you need and excellent classes.
Best Coworking Spaces
  • Betahaus Barcelona A social workspace in the heart of Gracia, fostering creativity and collaboration.
  • Aticco Verdaguer Modern coworking space with fast Wi-Fi and a vibrant community.
Favorite Laptop-Friendly Cafes
  • Cafeteria Vivari Great Wi-Fi and a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for working.
  • Sabio Infante Brunch and coffee Chill place to have a coffee and a piece of cake while you work with your laptop.
Best Place for Morning Coffee
  • Nabucco Tiramisu A gem in the area - cozy cafe, great coffees, and delicious pastries.
Best Places to Go Out (Night Life)
  • Heliogàbal A cultural bar offering live music and performances.
  • Bar Canigó A vibrant bar with a great selection of cocktails and a lively atmosphere.
Best Yoga Places
  • Hot Yoga Barcelona Offers a variety of hot yoga classes in a welcoming environment.
  • YogaOne Verdi Clean, lovely studio, well lit, great teachers for all tastes and styles!
  • Farmàcia Gràcia Nova Central location with helpful staff.
Electronics shop / Laptop accessories
  • DGI Informàtica Central location with helpful and friendly staff.

Typical Day Working Remotely in Gracia

8:00 AM
Wake up in Sant Jordi Hostels Gracia
Sant Jordi Hostels Gracia
Start your day at the vibrant and friendly Sant Jordi Hostels, perfect for meeting fellow travelers.
9:00 AM
Have a breakfast at Nabucco Tiramisu
Nabucco Tiramisu
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with fantastic coffee and pastries to start your day right.
9:30 AM
Head over to Betahaus Barcelona
Betahaus Barcelona
Get some productive work done in this modern coworking space with a strong creative community.
1:00 PM
Lunch at La Vespa Burger bar Poblenou
La Vespa Burger bar Poblenou
Their signature "Vespa Special Burger" is a must-try! They also offer vegan options.
2:00 PM
Back over to Betahaus Barcelona
Betahaus Barcelona
Head back over to Betahaus for some more deep work in the afternoon.
5:00 PM
Pre-dinner drinks at La Rovira
La Rovira
A popular spot, perfect for meeting fellow travelers and enjoying traditional drinks.
7:00 PM
Dinner at Taverna El Glop
Taverna El Glop
Experience authentic Catalan cuisine at Taverna El Glop, with seasonal specialties like "Calçots."
8:30 PM
Evening stroll through Plaça del Sol
Plaça del Sol
Unwind with a relaxing stroll through the lively and picturesque Plaça del Sol.

Connecting with others in Gracia

Local Culture

Engage with Local Culture

Take part in local experiences from guided architectural tours to evening classes in Catalan cooking.

Digital Nomads

Connect with Other Digital Nomads and Remote Workers

Connecting with other nomads and remote workers is easy in Barcelona. Here are some tips to get you started:

Getting around in Barcelona

The best ways to explore Barcelona are by using the metro, cycling, or walking. Barcelona’s public transportation system is efficient, and the city is very bike-friendly with dedicated lanes and rental options. For day trips outside the city, you can rely on the excellent public railways, like the Rodalies, or rent a car for more flexibility. The map below highlights the locations of the nearest metro stations, train stations, and bicycle rental places in Gracia, all conveniently within walking distance of our favorite stays in the neighborhood.

Best Ways to Navigate into the City Center

Metro: Take the L3 (Green Line) from Fontana or Diagonal stations directly to Catalunya station, which is adjacent to Las Ramblas.

Bus: Use the H6 bus line from Travessera de Dalt to Plaça Catalunya.

Walking: If you prefer walking, it takes about 25-30 minutes from central Gracia to reach Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas.

How to Get to Major Tourist Sights

Sagrada Família: Take the L4 (Yellow Line) from Joanic station to Verdaguer station, then transfer to the L5 (Blue Line) to Sagrada Família.

Park Güell: Use the L3 (Green Line) from Fontana to Lesseps station, then follow the signs to Park Güell.

Casa Vicens: Located on Carrer de les Carolines, it’s easily accessible by walking from Fontana station.

Getting to the Best Clubs

Razzmatazz: Take the L4 (Yellow Line) from Joanic station to Bogatell station, then walk a few minutes to Razzmatazz.

Opium Barcelona: Use the L4 (Yellow Line) from Joanic station to Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica station.

Nearest Train Station and How to Get There Using Public Transport

Barcelona Sants: Take the L5 (Blue Line) from Diagonal station directly to Sants Estació.

Passeig de Gràcia: Take the L3 (Green Line) from Fontana to Passeig de Gràcia station.

Bicycle Rentals

Renting Bicycles: Several places in Gracia offer bicycle rentals. Look for rental shops like Rent a Bike Barcelona. You can also use the city’s bike-sharing service, Bicing, available at various stations throughout the district.

Additional Tips

Public Transport Tickets: Purchase a T-Casual ticket for multiple trips on buses and metro. It’s a cost-effective way to navigate the city.

Taxi Services: Use apps like FreeNow or Cabify for convenient taxi bookings.

Walking: Gracia is a very walkable area with narrow streets and pedestrian-friendly squares.

Getting to Gracia from Barcelona El Prat Airport

Nearest International Airport

Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) is the primary airport serving Barcelona, located about 15 kilometers southwest of the city center.

Getting to Gracia from the Airport


Convenient and cost-effective shuttle bus service from both terminals to Plaça Catalunya.

Frequency: Every 5-10 minutes

Duration: Approximately 35 minutes

Cost: €5.90 one-way

Tickets: Available online or on the bus

More info: Aerobús Website


Take the L9 Sud (Orange Line) from the airport to Collblanc, then transfer to the L5 (Blue Line) to Diagonal, and finally transfer to the L3 (Green Line) to Fontana.

Frequency: Every 7 minutes

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes

Cost: €5.15 single ticket

Tickets: Available at metro stations


Take the R2 Nord train from the airport to Passeig de Gràcia station, then transfer to the L3 (Green Line) to Fontana station.

Frequency: Every 30 minutes

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Cost: €4.60 single ticket

Tickets: Available at the train station


Available 24/7 at the airport.

Duration: Approximately 20-30 minutes

Cost: Approximately €30-€40

Convenience: Direct and hassle-free

Car Rentals

Available from various providers at the airport.

Providers: Hertz, Avis, Europcar, and more

Booking: Online in advance or at the airport

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  • Prime locations close to the city center
  • Everything you need within walking distance: coworking space, gym, restaurants, yoga studios, and supermarkets
  • Situated in the safest and most popular neighborhoods

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