Gràcia in Gracia North-West neighborhood Is one of the most interesting barrios in Barcelona.
Carrer Verdi is very residencial with great houses in a quiet relaxed atmosphere. but at the same time offering a variety of events, alternative stores, trendy cute indipendent shops (from food to fashion to interior design and book shops), and delicious bars and restaurants, Carrer de Verdi is a great place to explore the independent shop scene. Here you can find the famous Cinema Verdi.
Mercat de l'Abaceria
Mercat de l'Abaceria Central in Gràcia village. Located on the Travessera de Gràcia, it opened in 1892, when it was named the Mercat de Santa Isabel, to provide a place where the farmers, could sell their produce. The Mercat de l'Abaceria still retains the atmosphere of the Gràcia of bygone days, when it was a close-knit working-class community. One of the best indoors market in Gràcia. Always fresh produce, friendly people and vast variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, cheeses, dry fruits and spice. It is a pleasure to do some shopping here or just browse.
Mercado de la Llibertat
Mercat de la llibertat is a maze of aromas, sounds and colors. This local market located in Gràcia is one of the most important of Barcelona: it is the second largest market in the city and the most popular in the neighborhood. It is located in a beautiful modernist building which has been refurbished on several occasions. It was built on the old plaza de la Constitució, where the farmers used to sell their fresh products. It was designed by the architect Miquel Pasqual i Tintorer, and Francesc Berenguer i Mestres (Gaudi‘s friend and admirer) took care of the decoration. The roof of the building is covered with red and black glazed ceramic parts. Inside, some typically modernist details are highlighted. The market was fully remodeled in 2009
Mercat de l'Estrella
Mercat de L'Estrella is located where Pi i Margall meets Calle Providence. It is the first in a series of municipal markets built between the years 1955 to 1965. It is indeed a huge market with a total of 176 stands, 5 cold stores and all the necessary services for both users and buyers. The total area is of 2,096 m2. In 1955, the City Hall launched a plan for building private markets all over the city. Some residents of Gràcia (most of them landholders) agreed with the help of a promoter and a builder to the construction of the new market. What we love about this local market in Gràcia is that it is always trying to renew itself and entertain its clients with events related to Christian and traditional celebrations, like Christmas, Carnaval, etc.
Passeig de Sant Joan
The Passeig de Sant Joan connects the neighbourhood of Gràcia with the Arc del Triomf right by the Born district. It doesn't just link two of the city's coolest neighbourhoods, it has recently become the go-to place for Barcelona locals. It has become a hotspot with interesting bars and restaurants, delightful shops and places that will simply amaze you.