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Passeig de Gràcia

Passeig de Gràcia (54)

To walk along Passeig de Gracia is to walk through Catalan modernism. The benches, streetlamps...the Casa Batlló and the Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera...

Passeig de Gràcia, one of the most important streets in the city, goes from Plaça Catalunya to Diagonal and was the old road from the city to the town of Gràcia – a neighbourhood which despite being integrated into the city still retains its own character. If you have time, lose yourself in its narrow streets and lively squares. Design and tradition come together in a unique combination in Gràcia. 

It was at the beginning of the 19th century that this street became a large tree-lined avenue, whose central section was given over to pedestrians. In 1853 it was one of the first to have gas street lamps. Up to the beginning of the 20th century, Passeig de Gràcia was the residential centre of the Catalan upper middle class and from 1925 many of the building turned their ground floor premises into shops. 

Chanel, Christian Dior, Louis Vuiton, Carolina Herrera, Toni Miró, Vinçon... today, all the big national and international names have their boutiques here. Jewellers, fashion, bookshops, cafeterias, restaurants and art galleries. It is certainly one of the most elegant streets in the city and for that reason many people think of it as the Champs Elysees of Barcelona. 

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