Gràcia, Tibidabo & Zona Alta

The Zona Alta (Uptown) is an area covering several neighbourhoods that, as the name suggests, are in the hilly part of the city. From the moneyed streets of Pedralbes and Tibidabo to bohemian Gràcia, this entire northern area of the city offers stunning views and regal attractions. But what really sets this area apart from the rest of the city is its 15 parks; the best are Gaudí’s stunning and imaginative Parc Güell, and the colossal natural park of Collserolla, which spreads out like green baize over Tibidabo mountain. Gràcia stands out as the city’s most cosmopolitan neighbourhood. Its strong political tradition and gypsy community have long drawn artists and writers to the labyrinthine streets, and it is now home ...

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