Paseo de Gracia, o “Passeig de Gràcia” in Catalan, is one of the main avenues of Barcelona city. With the demolition of the city walls in 1854, Paseo de Gracia acquired great relevance. Initially, in this street were built houses with gardens and cafes, theaters, restaurants, dance halls…
So, gradually, this avenue became the favorite recreation area for the bourgeoisie, who began to settle there, competing in the recruitment of the most famous architects, for the construction or remodeling of the buildings.
Now, in Paseo de Gracia we can admire samples of the prevailing modernist art at that time, in buildings created by Gaudí – like the famous Casa Batllo and La Pedrera – and many other great architects like Domenech i Montaner, Puig, Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.
Currently, Paseo de Gracia remains one of the most, or maybe the most, important avenue of Barcelona. The charm of this beautiful art-lined avenue is unmatched, and the modernist buildings have been restored and maintained over time, housing restaurants, cafes, jewelry shops and fashion brands of high level as Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Armani, Cartier, Gucci or Yves Saint Laurent.
Undoubtedly, the walk down through Paseo de Gracia is a essential plan when visiting the city of Barcelona.
Metro L2 y L4 – Passeig de Gràcia