Discover the workshops & food stops of Barcelona’s bohemian quarter
Gourmet snacking & backstreet shopping in Gracia
Once a separate village of low-rise housing on narrow, cobbled laneways, Gracia has its own distinct charm within the wider sprawl of Barcelona. In a truly international city, there’s still a residential character to these streets and squares, where old-timers mingle with the new wave of artists and artisans who’ve been moving in lately. On this walking tour of the neighbourhood you’ll get a feel for what has and hasn’t changed, as we stop at friendly local florists and bakeries, workshops for leatherware and textiles, purveyors of the finest Spanish cheeses and olive oils. From hip young fashion designers to elder bodega owners, you’ll find that certain values are common across the community: passionate specialisation, pride in craftsmanship, and the personal touch so often missing from today’s retail and service industries.
What to Expect
Regular “epicurean” rest stops to taste the neighbourhood’s best sweet vermouth, tapas dishes, and handmade ice-cream.
The pleasures of Gracia’s urban plan, as the tour proceeds along atmospheric pedestrian alleys, across grand leafy boulevards, and through utterly charming plazas.
Meeting and learning from the artists, craftspeople and business owners who give the district such personality.
Meeting Place: To be organized directly with us.
Times: 6 pm
Duration: 3 hours
What’s included: Guided tour, all tastings, tapas, beverages and taxis.
- This tour involves standing, leaning, perhaps sitting on a bar stool (if free) & walking between 4 bars. Please share mobility issues so that we can make sure your time with us is comfortable.
- The tour is scheduled for 3 hours, if you would like to spend more time in less places, just let our guide know.