This route takes you through the local Gràcia district and will give ... Read More »From$ 4.00
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About the Route
This route takes you through the local Gràcia district and will give you a clear picture of how the locals live. Of course you can’t miss Gaudí's city park and you'll also pass the modernist Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, although both sites are officially just outside Gràcia itself. Park Guell is one of the most impressive sites that Gaudí designed and always attracts many visitors. In the park you will also see Museu Gaudí, which is housed the former home of the artist. The hospital designed by Lluís Domenech i Montaner is the biggest modernist complex in the world.
The trek is known to have considerable changes in elevation, which does lead to some beautiful views. Fortunately there are plenty nice cafes and terraces on the way for you to rest. Take a seat at one of the many squares and see how the locals meet up for their daily chat. In particular, from five o'clock in the afternoon, when the schools are out, the district is bustling with people.
Shopaholics can indulge in the many boutiques (note: closed between 2pm and 5pm). The Travessera de Gràcia, Gran de Gracia, Carrer d'Asturies Carrer Verdi are all amazing shopping streets. This neighborhood also has a lot to offer on a gastronomic level. In recent years, it was almost impossible for entrepreneurs to get a new, affordable catering permit in the city center. In Gràcia this was still possible, which gave new life to the neighborhood.