Passeig de Gracia



Passeig de Gràcia is both one of the major avenues in Barcelona and also one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the most celebrated masterpieces of Architecture. It is located in the central part of Eixample, stretching from Praça Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gràcia.  Pretty and peppered with one-off boutiques, the area has an independent spirit and a friendly, village ambience. During the 19C this road, which connected the old town to the village of Gràcia, became an upper middle class residential. Designed by Pere Falqué in 1900, they illustrate the popularity of modernisme among industrialist, who were willing patrons. The prominent showy avenue, which runs northwest from Plaça Catalunya as far as the southern reaches of Gràcia was laid out in its present from in 1827. Walk the length of Passeig de Gràcia from Plaça de Catalunya to Av Diagonal ( a 25min stroll) and you will pass some of the city most extraordinary architecture, notably the famous group of three buildings (Casas Lleó Morera, Amatller and Batlló) As the Eixample became the fashionable part of town in which to live, the avenue develop as a showcase for the talents of modernista architects and businessmen. 

Type: Street

Year built:1900

Address: Passeig de Gracia 08008

Area: Eixample

Author: Antoni Gaudí

Style: Modern movement

Area of interest: Architecture, Gastronomy

Services: Shop

How to get there:
Closest station: diagonal L5 L3
Other stations: FGC provenza L7 paseo de gracia L2 L3 L4