The neighbourhood of Gracia is the heart of something very special. Wikipedia tells all the historical facts about Gracia, such as it was founded in 1626 with a convent at its heart and then became an independent area for a time before being absorbed into Barcelona proper. However, what most clients want to know is that it is a thriving and cosmopolitan area with an abundance of bars, incredible international cuisine with one street alone, Calle Verdi, lined with Lebenese, Sirian and Greek restaurants – it’s up to you to decide which is best. Your search for Gracia real estate for sale starts here.
The main area of Gracia as most people know it begins at the top of Passeig de Gracia and Diagonal. In this wide square we find a wonderful premium 5 Star hotel called Casa Fuster, a premium hostel called Casa Gracia and some tip top Japanese restuarants called Nomo and also Parco Sushi.
As you move higher into Gracia you find an interestingn maze of smaller streets full of small boutiques, local delis with Catalan as well as international products. More importantly there is an abundance of real estate in Gracia for sale. Like other parts of Barcelona such as The Eixample, there are many modernist buildings sporting fascinating façades often with wonderful high ceilinged apartments with a charm all their own. Finding Gracia real estate for sale at the right price point is not too difficult although now the market in 2016 has become much more active there is a tendency to hold onto the better flats in Gracia or resist offers.
At the heart of Gracia is the Plaza de Vila de Gracia. This is where the famous “Fiestas Mayores de Gracia” is best seen. Essentially what was a traditional small village fair has grown into a modern wonder of hanging lanterns, live music and bars with hordes of people drifting through the narrow streets, dancing together, drinking and eating the local delicacies and basically soaking up the unique ambiance that can only be found here. If you wish to make Gracia Barcelona your new home then we are sure you won’t be disappointed. Whatever you do, enjoy the journey.