The Gracia district is one of the most emblematic and active neighbourhoods in Barcelona and has a great cultural, leisure and gastronomic offer. Here is where one of the most outstanding works of Gaudí is: the Park Güell. To add to that, Gracia has several great restaurants and several theaters like the one of Lliure in Gràcia and the multi-space Teatreneu. In the month of August it celebrates its famous Festivities of Gràcia with activities like the castellers and live music.
For its good atmosphere and central location, Gracia is a very sought after neighborhood to live in Barcelona. If you study at any of the major universities in Barcelona, looking for a room or apartment for students in Gracia is a good idea, as it is an area that has excellent public transport connections to any corner of the city.
There are five subway lines serving the neighborhood, which are: Gracia (L6 and L7 subway and suburban train service), Lesseps and Fontana (L3), Diagonal (L3 and L5) and Joanic (L4). It takes only 11 minutes to get from Gracia to the UB and the journey to both the Polytechnic and Universidad Autónoma takes about 33 minutes.