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Where to go to escape the crowds...

T
By Traveller February 8, 2018
Barcelona

Where to go to escape the crowds...

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T
By T Traveller February 8, 2018

Hi guys, I love Barcelona! The Gothic, Barceloneta, Raval- they are all beautiful and so much fun. However, they are becoming more and more touristic, crowded and loud. Can you recommend me of a neighborhood in Barcelona, where the majority of people in the streets are locals and not tourists?
I would really like to experience the real atmosphere and vibe of the city...
Thank you...

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I recommend Gracia neigborhood as well. Also Sant Antoni, Poble Sec and Poblenou.
Local March 27, 2018
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Not too far from the center is Gracia as well. Like Poble Nou as mentinoed by Natalia, it's a perfect combination of locals and a bit of tourists. There's a lot of quaint cafes for hanging out. Plazas are always a good idea for some beers and people watching. There are a lot of stores that sell locally designed clothes and accessories. Gracia is a little city (considering it was once an independent city before becoming part of Barcelona) and has a lot of things that are worth seeing. I think you can easily spend a full day walking around this neighborhood. I like to tell my friends to make Gracia a pitstop in between their Gaudi tours (e.g. Sagrada Familia - Gracia - Parc Guell or Parc Guell - Gracia - Casa Vicens)
Local February 12, 2018
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one neighbourhood I really like is Sant Andreu, very residential, and what I like the most is the views you can get from some places there *it's really high* but it is a little far from the centre. I live in Poblenou, and I think it's one of the best to live in, I think it's just a perfect combination of locals (half of us are locals but foreigners) and a little tourist, but the cool thing it's really near the centre, with small shops and stuff.
Local February 9, 2018
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Hi T,

I would venture ver to the neighbourhood of Sants, it's just as quaint but less touristy easy to navigate. I often take the train out and venture to some of the other smaller cities and towns around Barcelona. If you like seascape towns then head over to Badalona. My favourite town is Sant Cugat only about a 30min s train ride away. Hope this helps you plan out your adventure :)
Local February 9, 2018
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