People traveling to Spain have frequently visited Barcelona, but they may rarely cross the city's Avinguda Diagonal. However, wander off the beaten tourist path and walk around the quirky neighborhoods, on the other side of the Avinguda Diagonal where the locals love to hang out.
Explore Gracia, which is located between Passeig de Gracia and Passeig de Sant Joan. It used to be a separate town outside of the medieval city's walls, but it eventually became part of the bustling metropolis. Even though it was absorbed into the large city, Gracia still hasn't lost its village feel, and is still an area full of winding small streets and plazas dotted with new architecture.
Barcelona is Spain's second largest city and is the capital of Catalonia. Located on the Mediterranean cost, Barcelona not only offers visitors beautiful beaches, but a unique history.
Walk around La Rambla, where you can find people selling everything including flowers, paintings and even pigeons. Watch the many street performers dance and move along the walkway one word as you make your way through one of the main parts of the city.
For the most authentic experience, travel to Barcelona with a small adventure travel group.