HOUSE TRIP: At very first glance, the neighborhood of Gracia seems underwhelming compared to its more glamorous sister, the shopping avenue Passeig de Gracia (Barcelona‘s answer to the Champs Elysées). But skipping it would mean missing out on the lively squares, artisanal shops and bohemian flair that make this area an authentic village-within-a-city (it was once an independent town).
Gran de Gracia is the commercial hub of the neighborhood and the best way to find your way back should you get lost in Gracia’s many side streets and alleys. It is here that I buy my daily paper, go to the gym and shop. One of my favorite establishments is Camiseria Pons, a charming 100 year-old shop specializing in tailor-made clothing. If I’m in the mood to indulge, I’ll stop for lunch at Botafumeiro, a popular (and pricey!) local restaurant known for its first-rate seafood…(Visit Site)
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