Above the Eixample, this onetime independent village is now Barcelona's smallest district but one of its most delightful, with a plethora of cool shops, eateries, and bars. Furthermore, it's not overrun with tourists - except for once a year, in August, during “La festa major de Gracia.” its most important festival. when streets and squares compete for the best decorations. Perhaps the single most celebrated landmark here is Parc Güell, a masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi, opened in 1926 and with beautiful views out over the cityscape (admission 10); you can get here easily my Metro; I took the Number 3 (green) line and got off at the Lesseps stop, a 15-minute stroll away (just be aware that it's a little hilly - be sure to wear decent walking shoes).

Read more in Tripatini contributor Rohny Jones´ post What Not to Miss in Barcelona.




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