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Vila De Gracia, Spain

From series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
In Barcelona, ​​hikers should definitely walk down the street of Villa de Gracia. Every year in early August, this street is transformed beyond recognition. In the framework of the annual festival, Festa Major, it is decorated with various art installations. Special garlands of colored paper, unusual sculptures and ornaments made of recycled plastic, as well as decorations made of plastic bags are the main items that adorn the streets for a month.

Vila De Gracia, Spain Gracia Quarter is famous for its colorful atmosphere. There are many historical monuments. The best Spanish restaurants and unusual cultural institutions can be found right there. The picturesque quarter has its own special holiday. First, it was celebrated in the first half of the 19th century. Initially, quarter residents decorated their homes with all materials at hand. After some time, locals began decorating the main street of the quarter too. The modern holiday is sure to please those who like the urban style in art.

In recent years, the celebration has acquired a distinct environmental focus. Only recycled secondary materials are used for street decoration of  Villa de Gracia. The process turned into a real competition, and literally any team can participate there. Each group presents an installation to the audience and the jury. The winner is selected on the last day. Those who are going to visit Barcelona in August should definitely walk along this fabulous street that is one of the brightest and most unusual in the world. Next - Roombeek Street


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Caixer automàtic Caixabank' located in 0.08 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'jennycars' is located in 0.16 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Repsol' in 0.18 km
Supermarket: 'Ecogourmet' in 0.04 km
Parking: 'Parking Augusta' in 0.14 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Mariano Samaranch Mirada' in 0.05 km
Police station: 'Policia Nacional' in 0.77 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Fuji Ya Barcelona' in 0.04 km
Railway station: 'Sant Gervasi' in 0.23 km

Nearest airports:
 »  El Prat Airport BCN - in 12 km
 »  Girona - in 75 km
 »  Reus Airport REU - in 86 km
 »  De La Seu Airport LEU - in 120 km
 »  Lleida-Alguaire Airport ILD - in 138 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Vila De Gracia

Vila de Gracia Apartments

Located in 0 km from Vila De Gracia
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Rooms: 3
Set in different location, apartments and studio come with a fully-equipped kitchen or kitchenette including microwave, fridge and coffee machine. … More: photo, rates and booking
Pool House Barcelona

Located in 1 km from Vila De Gracia
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Rooms: 6
Pool House Barcelona can be rented as an entire house, or alternatively is it possible to rent just a room. The modern house offers air-conditioned … More: photo, rates and booking
Ypo Rooms

Located in 2 km from Vila De Gracia
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Rooms: 4
Rooms are decorated with colourful finishes and Buddha figures. The bathrooms are shared and include a bath tub and shower. Some rooms include … More: photo, rates and booking
ZOO LoCo

Located in 3 km from Vila De Gracia
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Rooms: 14
Rooms at ZOO LoCo have a flat-screen TV and a wardrobe. The private bathroom comes with a shower and the shared kitchen includes 2 stoves and a … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Park Guell
1 km - Park Guell
Barcelona can boast with the world famous Park Guell. That’s the wonderful city-garden, which is notable not only for landscapes, but also for architectural decorations. The opening of the park took place in the early 20th century. Originally, it was planned to build …
Sagrada Familia
2 km - Sagrada Familia
Fans of outstanding attractions usually visit the Temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. That's the most famous long-term construction in the world and the outstanding work of Antonio Gaudi. Construction of the temple began in 1882 and still continues today. …
Mercury Fountain
3 km - Mercury Fountain
By far not all well-known fountains of the world are characterized by the impressive size. A good example of this is mercury pringing caldera. This tiny fountain, erected in 1937, can be seen in the Juana Miro Museum. The fountain remained open for a couple of years. …
Waterfront in Barcelona
4 km - Waterfront in Barcelona
25 years ago, instead of the picturesque embankment in Barcelona, there was a noisy port and tens of warehouses. Thanks to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games this embankment was renovated. At first, it was decided to demolish the loading port. For several months the port …
Hotel W
5 km - Hotel W
Hotel W in Barcelona is a good example of modern glass architecture. Luxurious hotel was built in 2009. It stands in 7 hectares of land reclaimed from the sea surface in the construction of the new entrance to the harbour. Nowadays it is one of the most picturesque …
Catalunya en Miniatura
14 km - Catalunya en Miniatura
Catalonia in miniature can be admired in Barcelona. In a miniature park models of the most prominent and most visited sights of the region have been presented. The museum was opened in 1983 and covers an area of ​​60 000 square meters. About half of this area is …

Top destination around Vila De Gracia - Barcelona

Barcelona remains one of the most frequently visited destinations in Europe, so there’s no wonder that it’s getting harder and harder to find landmarks where you won’t find yourself surrounded by other travellers. However, it is still possible to find unusual places and make unique pictures in the city. For example, make a walk along Via Laietana Street and find a “house with eyes”. The façade of this unusual building was developed by designers from Alonso&Balaguer. Nowadays, the building is used as a five-star hotel, so it is possible to look at it both outside and inside.
When observing numerous tourists becomes tiresome, head to Diagonal Mar Park to enjoy its peaceful setting. The park is located on Av. Diagonal Street and is fortunately less popular than the internationally famous Parc Güell. Diagonal Mar is mostly visited by locals; this is a charming place with special playgrounds for children.

In the evening it’s high time to make a walk to Torre Agbar , which is known as one of the most stylish modern sights of the city. When darkness falls on Barcelona, the façade of the skyscraper is skillfully lighted with a beautiful illumination that makes the tower look like a giant fountain and a geyser – this was the original idea of architect Jean Nouvel.
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