Vallcarca i els Penitents (Gràcia)

Vallcarca i els Penitents (Gràcia)

Barcelona - Spain

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Vallcarca i els Penitents (Gràcia)

Barcelona, Spain

The neighbourhood of Vallcarca i Els Penitents is located in the district of Grácia. This is a long narrow neighbourhood that stretches up the hill from Plaça de Lesseps the edge of Vila de Gràcia right up to the Collserola ridge. The neighbourhood that is one of the highest found in the city, started as mountain refugee for families wanting to take a break from the city and enjoy the fresh air. From the XX century onward the area started its process of urbanisation. This is a calm residential neighbourhood constituted by two areas: Vallarcas, closer to the city, and Els Penitents located in the upper part.

The neighbours

Local families live in the area.

Interesting points

Casa Marsans is a beautiful modernist house. The inside decoration has an arabesque style, reminiscent of the Alhambra in Granada

You will fall in love with

With the mountain views.

The lifestyle

Life is peaceful and quiet in this neighbourhood located in the mountains.



About the city

Coming to study in Barcelona is life-changing. The capital of the Catalan region is home to Spain’s two best-ranked universities, and is one of the world’s most exciting cities. Here, you’ll find everything from great architecture, performing arts, and cultural centres, to economic hubs leading the way towards the future.

Studying in Barcelona is more than just that – it’s an adventure. The friends you make, the great weather you’ll enjoy, all contribute to this city’s charm.

Finding accommodation for students in Barcelona is very easy and affordable, especially when you’ve got Uniplaces to help you book safely!