Today I want to write about my favorite neighborhood in Barcelona. The District of Gracia; where street art is fascinating, the sense of being ecological is immersed in the life of every local and tradition perfumes the streets with joy.
To lose yourself in Gracia is like getting lost in a modern museum, you find so much street art apart from also finding innovative locals. Many things happen around this little neighborhood, being said that it is one of the happiest communities in Barcelona.
Due to the incredible amount of graffiti in Gracia, there are routes that one can put together. As I always prefer to get lost, I recommend you do the same and be surprised with what you can find.
The Artist Behind Gracia, RICE
Catalan artist based in Barcelona where he undertakes the streets of the city with colorful pieces along with its technique based on stencils.
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Gracia, the area in Barcelona that provides the best environmental services and events! There is so much that offers, from bottling your own laundry soaps to buying organic clothes. I thought about writing you a list of some of the places you could visit to promote the ecological sense in Gracia!
Gra de Gracia
Carrer de Puigmartí, 11
An organic store free of plastic containers with a wide range of BIO products. From cosmetic greens and infusions to cereal and biscuits.
Carrer de Santa Eugénia, 11
Every detail in this store is a charm, let the owner show you everything of what they are offering. From prepared cleaning products to ingredients for you to create your own product. Attractive, fun, and more importantly, ecological.
Carrer de Bonavista, 10
What better than recycling your own bottle of wine and fill it for only 1 euro whenever you want. This charming historical place, invites us all to enjoy its different wines, from la Rioja To Catalonia.
Green Life Style Eco Fashion
Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 95
Ethics in fashion and respect for the environment! A shop with a very marked concept, that tries to conquer us all with the ideal of living better.
Want to learn how to sew or maybe sign up for a ceramic workshop, Gracia is your point of interest. A district full of creative entrepreneurs who seek life taught art. From monthly classes to 4-hour workshops. Find options here to develop your creativity.
Atuell – Creative Ceramic Workshop
Calle del Montseny, 45
Carrer de Verdi, 81
Shop based on materials for haberdashery and crafts, with workshops and sewing space to rent for an hour or so.
Victòria Ibars – Utility ceramics & Sculptures
Carrer de Vic, 7
MY #1 FOOD SITE IN GRACIA
I should start by saying that there are many incredible food places in Gracia for everyone to enjoy. I wish I could write about all of them but in this short article I’m just choosing 1.
Carrer d’Astúries, 93
The picture says it all!
MY FAVORITE PLAZA IN GRACIA
LA PLAZA DEL SOL
A charming plaza build around 1840. Its beauty comes from the surrounding buildings that still maintain facades of the period. An interesting fact for you to know, the locals of Gracia find this plaza as one of their favorite! You can find it always full of young people enjoying life with a beer in hand. Day or night is an ideal place to visit, get lost in the variety of bars & locals around.