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Barcelona - Help me choose between 2 apts

by HarrisLyon »

Can't comment specifically on this blocks, but they are pretty far removed, even by public transit, from areas most travelers want to see. Are you planning to stay and live a while (months at a minimum), or are you just visiting the city?

 

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RE: Barcelona - Help me choose between 2 apts

by traveltoday »

I'm staying for a week. I didn't want to stay in Eixample as it's too touristy. Gracia has a nice village feel to it so I liked it. Moreover, a lot of forums point to Gracia being central enough to most attractions

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RE: Barcelona - Help me choose between 2 apts

by traveltoday »

Can someone help me choose between the location of these 2 gracia apts? Both are the same price

https://goo.gl/maps/dwhT4

https://goo.gl/maps/P5F1R

We love street-side cafes, open-air markets, people watching. Well, both apts are only 11 minutes between each other but if someone knows the blocks, surroundings and can comment, that'll be great

 

Thanks

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RE: Barcelona - Help me choose between 2 apts

by HarrisLyon »

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I'm staying for a week. I didn't want to stay in Eixample as it's too touristy. Gracia has a nice village feel to it so I liked it. Moreover, a lot of forums point to Gracia being central enough to most attractions


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Gracia is a great villagey part of the city. Keep in mind that if you are going sightseeing during the summer heat, it is nice to do as the Spanish do and retreat in the heat of the day for a siesta, then go back out then go back out  when it starts to cool in the evening. To do that, it helps to be closer to the action. Otherwise, you might find yourself going back to the apartment in the late afternoon and find it too much trouble to schlep backbtobthe old city for dinner. Just a thought to consider.

Have a great time!

 

 

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RE: Barcelona - Help me choose between 2 apts

by traveltoday »

I'm going next week and it seems barcelona is only low 70's as it's high - shouldn't it be quite pleasant?

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RE: Barcelona - Help me choose between 2 apts

by PHeymont »

Well, HarrisLyon is/are certainly location experts, but I'm not sure I can agree on this...or with you!

First, don't count on temperature staying in the 70s...could change. And don't dismiss L'Eixample as "touristy"--it's a very large and varied area of the city from quite far west to quite far east. If anything, many areas of it are far less touristy than a good part of Gracia.

On the other hand, the two apartments you're looking at are not all that far away; we usually stay further out, near Sant Pau hospital. If you don't feel like walking into the Ciutat Vella for dinner in the evening...well, there are plenty of people finding their way to Gracia for dinner every night!

That said, the second apartment has a longish walk to either Joanic or Verdaguer staations on the Metro, while the second is quite near Fontana. Of course, if the first is more appealing to you, check out the bus options as well.

 

 

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RE: Barcelona - Help me choose between 2 apts

by Alice_EB »

Both are in the wonderful district of Gracia, the decision is up to you. Even so, you might want to check out other apartments in Barcelona , so you are closer to the main sites and still be able to enjoy the advantages of living besides locals in places such as the Eixample (really close to the Ramblas but not even half as crowded. Plus some of the best tapas bars can be found on its streets), the Camp Nou (if you're a big football fan) or Plaça España. 

In Response to Barcelona - Help me choose between 2 apts:[QUOTE]

Can someone help me choose between the location of these 2 gracia apts? Both are the same price

https://goo.gl/maps/dwhT4

https://goo.gl/maps/P5F1R

We love street-side cafes, open-air markets, people watching. Well, both apts are only 11 minutes between each other but if someone knows the blocks, surroundings and can comment, that'll be great

 

Thanks


Posted by traveltoday[/QUOTE]

 

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