Gracia was an independent municipality until the end of the 19th century, which it became part of the core of Barcelona in 1897.
The neighborhood has a special charm where you find low houses and lifelong neighbors, it’s super quiet and safe neighborhood with lots of atmosphere. Gracia is well connected with many gastronomic offers, charming bars and shops, a true Mediterranean lifestyle. It’s a perfect place to live, it will make you feel in another world within the city, even if your stay for a short or long time. The area is populated by artists and bohemian crowds.
The squares of Gracia are meeting points, with a lot of social activity, for example Plaza del Sol, Plaza del Diamant, Plaza Virreina, Plaza del Nort, Plaza de la Virreina, all of them with a great charm and terraces to enjoy a peaceful moment.
Güell Park is one of the most visited places in Gracia. The Güell Park is the work of Antonio Gaudí. HIS square is a great viewpoint where you can contemplate a great view of Barcelona. Its construction began in 1900 and has several constructions to see as Dragon Stairway, Greek theater, Hypostyle hall, Austrian gardens and nature square etc.
Casa Vicens de Gaudí, Gaudí’s first great work, is also located in the Gracia neighborhood, a 5-minute walk from our student residence, dating from 1883, has a tour of Gaudí’s life and work and is also a hall of exhibitions
The Vallcarca viaduct located in the upper area of Gracia is a viaduct that was built by the architect Miquel Pascual for the first time that iron with reinforced concrete was used with the objective of covering with cement a construction in the channel of a torrent.
The festival of Sant Measure is a pilgrimage that is celebrated from Gracia to the hermitage of Sant Measure, in the neighborhood there is a parade with horses and ornate vehicles throwing candies to the public this popular festival is held every March 3.
It is an artistic neighborhood famous for its August fair that lasts 5 days. The neighbors decorate their houses and streets and each street is adorned with a different theme, generally the spectacular results and all this with recycled material their creativity and imagination are incredible. At night, the bars are partially opened with concerts.
The Barcelona Housing Student residence located in Gran de Gracia is completely renovated you will have a quiet environment for your studies with all the comforts to enjoy in the best area.
The Gracia neighborhood where the Barcelona Housing Student residence is located is located in the upper part of Barcelona, above the Diagonal.
Fontana is the nearest metro station and from there you can reach the city center and the Catalanes de Gracia Railways stop that can take you to the outskirts of Barcelona is also nearby.
Catalonia Square, the center of Barcelona, is less than 10 minutes away