Thanks to a flourishing creative and social scene, the residential Gràcia neighborhood has enjoyed an increasingly hip reputation and exudes a unique vibe. Indeed, the area’s laid-back squares and village atmosphere defy its location in the middle of a metropolis of five million people.
Any given day finds students and hippies lounging on benches with their sangria, and kids and dogs running riot in the streets as their young-at-heart parents/ owners look on from the multitude of cafés where they gather to sip beer al fresco.
Although the pace is a bit slower in this part of town, the sheer number of people out and about around the central square of Plaça de Sol seems to turn the place into a street party at times – especially in the summer and during the renowned Festa Major de Gràcia, a week-long carnival held in August.
The area isn’t all about putting one’s feet up, however – in fact, the vibe is distinctly different where Gràcia meets L’Eixample at Diagonal Street, where a glut of upscale venues attracts the city’s glitterati for hedonistic all-nighters.
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