Our Squares of Gracia district

Why we love the Gracia squares

Strolling around the Places de Gràcia Gracia plazas are distinct landmarks of the Gràcia district. Originally an independent village connected with Barcelona through a road that was going to become the nowadays fancy Passeig de Gracia, that part of the countryside north of the old Barcelona was often developed by private real state owners that […]

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Sarria Sant Gervasi Visit

Sarrià district: going off the beaten path in Barcelona

Exploring the Sarrià neighborhood in Uptown Barcelona I was born in the district of Sarria Sant Gervasi, one of the areas of Barcelona that still preserves a village-like feel. It actually used to be an independent village that was finally eaten by Barcelona and lost its independence in the early 1900s. If you like going […]

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Barcelona Poblenou - off the beaten path

Poblenou off the beaten path

THE NON-TOURISTY POBLENOU The Poblenou District was once called the Mediterranean Manchester. Here were located the many factories, most of them textile, that made Barcelona the first Spanish city to join the Industrial Revolution in the 1800’s. The neighborhood, once an independent village – hence its name “New Village”, welcomed immigrants and locals that moved in […]

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Barceloneta Barcelona off the beaten path

Exploring the Barceloneta in Barcelona

La Barceloneta: the old fishermen quarter The word “Barceloneta” means little Barcelona in Catalan, and it’s the name of the city’s fisherman district, located at the bottom of the Old Town, between the Port Vell marina and the local beaches. The origin of la Barceloneta started after in 1714 the city was defeated by the […]

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Favorite districts in Barcelona

Off the beaten path districts in Barcelona

Barcelona neighborhoods for an authentic experience London, Paris, San Francisco, New York City… many people plans their sightseeing according to the districts they want to visit in each place, as each district has its own unique personality. But when it comes to Barcelona it almost seems like there is only the Eixample, the Old Town […]

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