Passeig de Gràcia is one of the largest avenue in Barcelona linking Plaza Catlunya to Gracia district.
Known around the world for its modernist architecture, Passeig de Gràcia, according to experts is one of the 10 most beautiful avenue in the world, and have been declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Gaudí, Doménech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and a lots of other architects have helped to make Barcelona, the capital of modernism.
It’s in the district of Eixample and more precisely in the part known as the «golden square » that we found the most important concentration of modernist building, but this architectural style is present in numerous other parts of the city.
You will discover, also « la manzana de la discordia », which is a city block on Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample. The block is noted for having buildings by four of Barcelona’s most important Modernist architects, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Enric Sagnier, in close proximity. As the four architects’ styles were very different, the buildings clash with each other and the neighboring buildings. They were all built in the early years of the 20th century.
Otherwise, Passeig de Gràcia is also famous for all luxury stores, which make it the favorite place for tourists and people of Barcelona to do their shopping.
Passeig de Gràcia involves entertainment and cultural goods, for the happiness of all, you can visit in couple, with your family or even alone, it’s always interesting to visit!
What is Ruta del Modernisme ?
Ruta del Modernisme is an itinerary created by the tourism office, bringing together a total of 116 works modernist. This route, which it’s in the Eixample district, can be achieved in a day by bicycle or by foot. This is an urban network designed by architect Ildefons Cerdà in the mid nineteenth century, which is one of the great symbols of the Catalan’s capital.
And here is a list of the most interesting places:
Casa Rocamora: Passeig de Gràcia, 24
Casa Pere Llibre : Passeig de Gràcia, 32
Casa Lleó Morero : Passeig de Gràcia, 38
La Manzana de la discordia : Passeig de Gràcia, 41
La Casa Amatller : Passeig de Gràcia, 43
La casa Battló : Passeig de Gràcia, 43
Fondation Tapies : Passeig de Gràcia, 60
La Pedrera or Casa Milà : Passeig de Gràcia, 96
Casa Fuster : Passeig de Gràcia, 132
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