This is, in my opinion, one of Barcelona’s most beautiful and charming squares, together with Plaza de la Concordia (check the Plaza de la Concordia article) and Plaza de Sarria (check the Sarria article). Like the neighborhood of both these other squares, Gracia was also an independent village until the city spread and slowly swallowed it up. Vila de Gracia was its main square, with its clock tower and town hall still standing to this day.
Walking around this colorful square on a sunny day you can feel the charm and tradition of the village it used to be. The plaza is now filled with cafes, terraces and small shops frequented mostly by locals. Two fellow spotters have covered 2 places for eating and drinking in the Vila de Gracia square: Nou Candanchu (check the Nou Candanchu article) if you feel like tapas and Las Euras (see the Las Euras article) if you want to have a drink. Both have outdoor seating which make them perfect if you’re visiting the neighborhood.