Route around Gràcia
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Every Thursday, Seventy BCN proposes a route through one of the most bohemian neighborhoods of Barcelona, Gràcia.
Metro: L3 (Green) & L5 (Blue) - Diagonal
In this tour, we will know the heart of the neighborhood of Gràcia, a small Vila (village) located on the outskirts of the city. It was not until the urban development of the Cerdà Plan in 1860 that Gràcia definitively joined Barcelona.
Today it is the most bohemian neighborhood of Barcelona, where artists and musicians live, full of picturesque sites, artisan shops with handmade products, and small bars that affirm good food. The Festival of Gracia is very popular for its street decorations and Castellers.
We will start the route through Torrent de l´Olla Street, one of the main and longest streets in the neighborhood, as it crosses it from the beginning to the end.
Along the way we will make some technical stops to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, we will start with the “Lo Pinyol” bar, where we will pamper our palate by tasting delicious tapas and drinks. Then we will visit a curious local art gallery called “Espai [b]”. Finally, we will enjoy a cocktail at “Old Fashioned”, a singular place that will leave you without words.
As curious facts of...
- Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia: This picturesque square is easily recognizable for the huge clock tower and its pointed bell tower built in 1862, which was bombarded by federal troops when Gràcia attempted to secede from the Spanish state during the 1870s.
- Palau del Baró de Quadras: The architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch, featuring ornate Gothic & Arabesque–inspired details, designed this small modernist palace. Now open to the public.
- Les Punxes House: family house of the modernist period 1905, designed by the same architect, one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, a key piece of the Catalan modernist movement.