Participants will meet in the main square of Gracia by the clock tower. We will have short introductions and explain where we will be going and when we will have a coffee break and where we will finish. It is possible to modify the tour to include everything that people may want, including a hat shop! The participants will be given maps of Gracia where they can mark the shops that they like or may want to return to. The tour will take in local fashion designers with their studios, many jewelry designers, artesans and art shops. The tour will also include 5 of the plaças of Gracia and some history about the neighbourhood and good places to eat and drink. It will feel as though you are being shown round by a friend who knows exactly where to go and what to do. The tour will include a short stop in a cafe, part of the slow movement where they roast their own beans. We will finish in a traditional wine bodega where participants can chose and taste many local wines, vermuth or beer and order traditional tapas. This tour will give you an insight into the artistic and interesting neighbourhood of Gracia that has managed to escape mass tourism and keep its own identity.
I am a self confessed fashionista and lover of beautiful things. I have lived all over the world but moved to Gracia 6 years ago. Gracia is my community and I do all my shopping here, I have found all the amazing people and shops where you can buy unique things made locally or in workshops behind the shop. I love walking through the little streets of Gracia and discovering new places. My day job is psychology and on this tour your shopping will be an interactive personal experience, meeting designers and artists from the neighbourhood and finding that unique item to take home.
a map of Gracia
The tour will begin at the clock tower of plaça de la vila de Gracia and will carry on in a circular route taking in the plaças of Gracia, Calle Verdi looking at designer shops with studios, fashion and jewelry and eco shops, some designer children's shops and ceramics and art. Shoppers will be able to meet the designers and hear about their work, we will stop for a coffee in the best cafe in Gracia and finish in a traditional bodega.
Would be useful to have a smart phone to take pictures and see maps. Imagine this will be like shopping with your best friend. Comfortable shoes, money and any ideas of that special item.