Passeig de Gracia

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Passeig de Gracia
4.5
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Major thoroughfare in Barcelona that is lined with shops, restaurants, bars and some of Gaudí's architectural masterpieces.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Diagonal • 4 min walk
  • Can Serra • 5 min walk
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Fred
Barcelona, Spain126 contributions
Pleasant stroll
Apr 2021
So wide it's pleasant to stroll as we are not next to cars. Road has not too much traffic which neither makes it noisy.
Written 1 April 2021
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Barcelona Y Day Trips
Barcelona, Spain31 contributions
Discover modernisma
Jan 2021 • Friends
I can say , if you are in Barcelona you should at least pass this street which you could find the first signs of the evolution in the city in 1857 .
Written 29 January 2021
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Flyawhey | Health & Travel Blog
Lexington, KY152 contributions
So much to do and see all within this boulevard.
Feb 2020
There's so much history all within this street. It's a huge cross between traditional Catalan and modern-day style. You can see a whole bunch of Gaudi influence as well. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, a couple of museums, and plenty of opportunities for shopping.
Written 10 January 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia20,968 contributions
The whole history of Catalan modernism in one street.
Jan 2020
The Boulevard got its name from the village that the road led to from the city Gate of the angel on the site of the current Plaza Catalunya. The Passeig de Gràcia was laid out before the Cerda plan was adopted, so the Boulevard deviates slightly from the rectangular geometry of the Eixample. If you look at the sea, the main promenade of Barcelona begins with an obelisk in the square of Juan Carlos and continues with the Jardins Salvador Espriu square. After crossing the Diagonal Avenue, which violates the ideal layout of Cerda and passing 2 blocks on the left, we will see the main hit (IMHO) of Casa Mila Boulevard. This Gaudi masterpiece, better known as La Pedrera "quarry", is good not only for its facade with wavy curves, but also for its roof, which is famous for thousands of photos in networks and guidebooks. Gaudi created the most beautiful ventilation system in the world by disguising chimneys and ventilation shafts as fairy-tale warriors. The next place on the Avenue where you say "Wow!" is the so-called discord Quarter (Manzana de la discordia). It is named so because the houses of three grandees of Barcelona modernism — Gaudi, Domenech and Puig-are densely Packed in one block. Discord is located three blocks from La Pedrera, and along the way you will encounter some interesting modernist houses, such as Casa Marta. The most impressive house of the discord Quarter is also made by Gaudi - Casa Batlló No. 43. Like Casa Mila, it is a UNESCO world heritage site. However, the admiration for the facade is due not only to Gaudi, but also to Josep Maria Jujol. The house is a metaphor for the legend of the patron Saint of Catalonia, Saint George. The scaly facade symbolizes the body of the serpent, and the balconies represent the skulls of its victims. The neighboring house is a creation of Gaudi and Puig-I-Cadafalch. Rather . Chocolate king Anthony Amatlier bought this house built in 1875. Puig, together with a group of sculptors and masters of applied arts (Eusebi Arnau, Alfons Juyol) reconstructed it in 1898-1900. The facade of the house made of ledges would be more suitable for Antwerp, Bruges or Ghent. Although it will be difficult to find such forged balcony grilles and such paints there. In addition to the Museum, you can buy chocolate and Amatller candies inside the house, as the chocolatier family continues to control the building. Finally, the third participant in the dispute over the Apple of discord (La manzana de la discordia) is Casa Lleó Morera; No. 35. Naturally, it was built by the third classic of Catalan modernism, Puig's teacher, Lluís Domènech i Montaner. As well as its main masterpieces of Sao Pau and the Palace of Catalan music, Domènech attracted a team of talented sculptors and applied artists. Taking into account the vanity of the customer, albert Lleo y murera, the architect included numerous images of lions (Lleó) and mulberry trees (Morera) in the decoration of the building. The Barcelona bourgeoisie was like the medieval monarchs with whom it was still fighting a century ago. The morer family owned the house for three generations, but in 1943 the building passed to haberdashers from Loewe. The merchants had the idea to create a boutique with floor-to-ceiling glass Windows. To do this, the entire first floor was demolished. All eusebi Arnau sculptures were lost. The barbarians of Loewe still occupy the first floor.Moving on to Plaza Catalunya, you can see a few more interesting houses,but there will be no masterpieces. House 33-School of Black ladies (La Escuela de las Damas Negras) by architect Enric Sagnier, 1913-1916. House 27. Casa Malagrida by architect Joaquim Codina y Matali, 1911-1913. On the other side house 24 early modern Casa Pere Llibre. 1872. Casa Rocamora will be on the left. The architects of the Rocamore houses-the Bonaventure brothers and Joaquim Bassegoda y Amigo-were distinguished not by various design tricks like their more famous competitors, but by their size. Built in 1914-1917, the houses occupy almost a block from 6 to 14. Corner building of the Phoenix insurance company by architect Eusebi Bona i Puig and sculptor Frederic Mares. 1911-1929. Interestingly, number 1 on the Avenue was also built by Bona i Puig, but already during the Franco dictatorship in 1941-1942. Compare the Phoenix building and the squalid Spanish credit Bank building that already faces Plaza Catalunya. What was the impact of francoism on the architecture! The final chord of Passeig de Gracia was sad.
Written 6 December 2020
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Kelleygirl2
Sarasota, FL6,484 contributions
One of the more unique boulevards in Europe
Nov 2019
Floating on fanciful wings, we went in search for yet another series of Gaudi’s ethereal architectural delights along the Passeig de Gracia, except these were homes not churches. Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona’s Grand Avenue has the highest concentration of Art Nouveau and Modernist architecture in Europe. These unique designs let you know instantly that you have become part of a playful, if surreal new world.
I noticed there were a lot of tempting shops along this wide boulevard but we were on a mission so, no time for shopping!
Written 15 October 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,367 contributions
Major Cross-Town Street
Dec 2019
This is an important street in town covering a lot of territory. Lots of shopping and eating including cafes on the lower end. And then there is the fabulous architecture as you walk uphill. And you end in Gracia, my favorite neighborhood full of young people and bars.
Written 19 September 2020
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Faisal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,168 contributions
WALKING AND SHOPPING
Sep 2019
Area is amazing for walking and enjoying the beautiful building with different designs especially the architect Gaudi. Also, you can do shopping from a lot of shops in the area.
Written 30 August 2020
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,233 contributions
Shopping, Architecture & Gaudi in One Hour
Jan 2020
There is a lot to see in a small area along the Passeig de Gracia and you only need an hour or so (even less if have really limited time). The 2 big drawcards are the shops and architecture:

1. BLOCK OF DISCORD - We went specifically to see the ‘Block of Discord’, so-called because of the visual clash between the Modernist buildings that seem to be trying to outdo each other. Two of the buildings were designed by Gaudi and (apart from Sagrada Familia) they are probably his most famous. It was easy to see all of the buildings from the street. There are no walls or other buildings in the way. Casa Amatller & Gaudi’s Casa Battlo are right next to each other. Gaudi’s apartment block, Casa Mila is only a few minutes up the street. Their facades are immediately startling, strange and stunning at the same time. I hadn’t seen anything like them before. You can do tours inside each of them, although we only looked from the outside.

2. SHOPPING - We didn't really go for the shopping but it’s hard to resist at least a little looking around. It’s almost exclusively luxury brands & high end chain stores. The spectrum ranges from Prada, Versace, Chanel, Armani, Cartier at one end and Mango, Zara, Levis, Adidas and sports brands etc at the other. I didn't think it was any different from any other glamourous, luxury shopping area in the world but there is a lot in a relatively small area.

3. HIDDEN GEM – the Faborit café was a great find. It is hidden from the street, inside what was once Casa Amatller’s kitchens. The Amatller family made their money from generations of chocolate-making so we thought it would be fun to stop here for a hot chocolate. It was so good - rich and thick with a couple of chunks of bread for dipping. To find it, look for the sign ‘Casa Museu Amatller’ and head through the foyer, towards the back. On the way, you get a free glimpse of the interior of Casa Amatller (decorative tiled walls, a marble staircase up to the main floor and a large stained glass skylight).

We only spent an hour along Passeig Gracia. In hindsight it was a shame not to see inside one of the famous houses. If I was planning the trip over again, I’d book to see inside Casa Mila, which has Gaudi’s famous ‘warrior’ roof terrace and an apartment with the original furniture intact.
Written 22 August 2020
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rdfone
42 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2020
Lots of restaurants and stands.
Nice to see if you have the time to spend which doesn't take long but lots of walking.
Written 1 July 2020
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Natalie
Fort Lauderdale, FL24 contributions
A magical place
Jun 2019
I lived in Barcelona for two months and walked by passeig de Gracia every. single. day.
It is filled with lively and vibrant people and many different kinds of restaurants to choose from. If you have never been to Spain, I recommend staying in this area of Barcelona as you can easily get around via metro or bus and most everything is walking distance.

Of course anywhere you go you must beware of pickpockets but if you stay alert you should be fine.
Written 23 April 2020
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