Emblematic streets in Barcelona chapter 1
Barcelona can be discovered from the sea, from the mountains or from its heart, walking through its most important streets and its history. In today’s post we bring you some of our favorites. Next week we will surprise you with chapter 2.
It is one of the oldest streets in the city, which connects the city centre with the old port. It is a quite busy place to walk, but great to have a look at the flower shops and souvenirs. Along the way you will also see historic buildings such as the Boquería market, the Liceu or the Mirador de Colón.
Passeig de Gràcia
Historically this street was the economic and business epicenter of the city. It has a modernist style, inspired by the Champs Elysees of Paris. Few of the most important buildings in the city are there and are worth the visit. For instance, La Pedrera is one of them and was designed by the famous modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Although it is a crowded avenue, it is a must in the city!
This is where most of the city’s car traffic passes. This avenue is 11 kilometres long and was designed by engineer Ildefons Cerdà, who was also in charge of a large part of the Eixample district project.