About the Homestay
My home is in a central and safe district, well connected to the most important and strategic points of the city (town center, train station, port, and airport): 2 minutes walking from metro, train, bus, 1 minute walking to a famous supermarket, pharmacy, bakery. The best neighborhood in Barcelona has everything you need, bars, pubs, restaurants, life! And it´s minutes from almost every touristic places of this unbelievable city! You are going to feel at home in this very comfortable and big apartment. There´s also a great top roof where you can see the city and enjoy a summer night! I am available for any doubt you have and to help you out to discover the best places in Barcelona that people from abroad never know! I am pretty sure it´s going to be an awesome experience! Don´t lose your precious time being in a place far away from everything. Here is fantastic, clean, alive! The apartment has 150m² and you can cook and take your breakfast at my big rooftop. I am available to help you with anything you need.
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About the Area
The neighborhood of Gràcia is just one stop up from the top of Passeig de Gràcia but it feels like a whole different world. Gràcia was an independent town until the late 19th century and even now the community is small and tight. The people are exceedingly proud of their roots, they don't say they come from Barcelona, they say Gràcia.
The area is popular with artists and a generally bohemian crowd, it also has a high ethnic population and the highest concentration of foreign restaurants in Barcelona. Plaça de Sol is the most renowned area of the neighborhood, it's lined with terrace cafes and at night this is where the people convene to drink and be merry. However, despite the trendy nature of Gràcia it is also a traditional barrio with a large elderly population which makes for an amusing and odd mix - and entertaining people-watching.
Gràcia is also well-known for its festival which is held for 5 days in August and sees the locals competing in street decoration (they take it quite seriously). The results are usually spectacular, and at night the festival comes alive with drinks stalls and stages of live music of every variety.
Joanic is the metro stop, and from there you can get into the center of the city, Plaça Catalunya in less than 10 minutes. Also near the metro stop is a cinema that plays films in their original language (version original).
Gràcia is totally self-sufficient. That is to say, you could stay in Gràcia and never have to leave, there are good amenities of every sort, bars, cozy cafes, a real Mediterranean lifestyle. Whilst everything like the buildings, streets and plaças are in much smaller scale than those in the center of town there is some striking art nouveau architecture to be seen.
A Typical Street in Gràcia
Whilst I suppose one could find some of the trendy population quite intimidating (there are a lot of piercing, dreadlocks and tattoos around) the area is quite safe and away from the main squares where people drink outside until the early hours it is also quiet.
The area is perfect for those who want something a little bit different, those who perhaps have been to Barcelona before and want a different tourist experience. Although really because central Barcelona is so easily accessible from Gràcia it is suitable for everyone.
One of the best features of Gràcia is that there are not so many tourists so you feel like you've discovered something a bit new and diverse.
Shopping is also good in Gràcia, where new, arty boutiques stand next to traditional Spanish stores.
A hub of youthful energy despite its village-within-a-city feel, Gràcia's highlights include Gaudi's Park Guell and a riotous week-long festival in August and other thousand of things!
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
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Celina is a lovely girl. The apartment is nice and big and the location is excellent, you can go walking almost everywhere and the metro is close. I had a lovely stay there. Recommend!
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