Barcelona - Gracia & Park Guell (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Gràcia & Park Güell chapter from Lonely Planet’s Barcelona guidebook.

Once a separate village north of L’Eixample, Gràcia retains its distinct character today – a boho feel that varies between chic and downtrodden. Here you’ll find Park Güell, well-worn cafes and bars, vintage shops and a smattering of multicultural eateries.

  • get lost along the winding paths of Park Güell, exploring the wild sculptures, mosaics and columns of Gaudí’s verdant wonderland
  • maps
  • admire the strange interplay of brick, chequer­board patterns and Moorish elements of Casa Vicens castle mansion, Gaudí’s first commission
  • transport
  • get high on chocolate in la Nena, while playing a few board games and nibbling on crêpes
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Activities.

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