Gracia neighborhood is one of the best known of Barcelona. It has become an emblematic neighborhood of the city because of its streets and squares, which give it a unique personality. Its squares are perfect for quiet walks, to meet friends, have a drink, celebrate a special party with your friends or participate in popular events…
Let’s get into some of the squares of Gracia that we love and we recommend, do you join us?
8 Squares of Gracia neighborhood to fall in love
Let’s start with Plaça del Diamant, which names the novel by Mercè Rodoreda. Here happen some of the book scenes: it is highly recommended reading this novel for lovers of this city, you will discover the postwar years in its pages. With an added curiosity: you will see the sculpture Colometa, which is the protagonist of the novel.
We continue with Plaça Raspall that is a meeting point for the gypsy community of Gracia. In addition, we like it because it is one of the quietest places in the heart of the neighborhood, where to spend a couple of hours and relax with a book.
Plaça Rius i Taulet was always considered the largest square of Gracia, so now is called Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia. We can find the neighborhood council building and the clock tower, and bars with terraces with a lot of life.
Another characteristic social meeting point of the neighborhood is the Plaça del Sol, full of bars and cafes that also invite to spend time there.
Plaça de la Revolució, is a must visit. Itsmeaningful name reminds us of the Spanish revolutionary movement that overthrew Isabel II and was the first attempt to fight for a democratic political regime. A place that gives off so much history.
Plaça de la Virreina, with its beautiful Church of Sant Joan, is another place where you can have a drink and enjoy the social atmosphere of the neighborhood. But if you prefer some rest, you must go to squares like Plaça del Nord and Plaça de Rovira i Trias.
Plaça del Nord still retains the old emblem of the Vila de Gracia, recalling that the neighborhood, many years ago, was not integrated in Barcelona. In the Plaça Rovira i Trias will find the renowned Catalan architect who gave his name to the square-shaped sculpture, sitting on a bench.
Yes, Gracia neighborhood can not be understood without it squares. Squares invite us to take a rest and do it in places with social spirit is unique.
Photo credit: Oh-Barcelona.com