The capital of Catalonia is one of the most cosmopolitan and modern cities in Spain. What better way to get to know it than to travel the most emblematic streets of Barcelona, those that reflect all its history, art, charm and personality. Let's get lost in them and enjoy a beautiful walk.
Barcelona streets why you have to walk
1. Las Ramblas
The emblematic avenue of Las Ramblas, born in Plaza Cataluña and runs to the sea. It is one of the liveliest, always full of people who travel to find stores, restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, flower stands, souvenirs and much more.Ramblas - Andre Skibinski / Flickr.com
It has an original, diverse, alternative and fun atmosphere, but also You will find places of great interest, such as the Boqueria market, the Liceu, the Güell Palace or the Mirador de Colón.
2. Paseo de Gracia
Paseo de Gracia is one of the most famous and prestigious avenues in all of Catalonia and the second most expensive street in Spain.
It has many beautiful buildings, jewels of novecentismo and modernism. Buildings of architects such as Gaudí, who left his mark on La Pedrera or Casa Batlló; Puig i Cadafalch, with the Amatller house, or Domènech i Montaner, with the Lleó Morera house.La Pedrera, Paseo de Gracia - Yaslex
Formerly the rich families of the city, took advantage of Sunday to walk with their cars and horses, now It is still a popular place for walking, both for tourists and for Barcelona. The place is so visited that there is a popular expression that says “if you were not in Paseo de Gracia, you were not in Barcelona”
3. Diagonal Avenue
Diagonal Avenue It is one of the largest in the city, has an extension of approximately 11 kilometers and was designed by the engineer Ildefons Cerdà, who devised the great renovation project of the city.Diagonal Avenue - Ivan Mlinaric / Flickr.com
Get that name because divide the city from west to east in two, along this avenue we can find historic buildings, shops, restaurants, businesses, that is, literally, everything.
4. Angel PortalPortal of the Angel - Iakov Filimonov / Shutterstock.com
The Portal del Ángel is a pedestrian street located in the center of Barcelona. In view of its great commercial activity it is one of the most important economic axes, in which you can find all kinds of shops, craft stalls and bars. It is also common to find street performers who dance, dance or perform various shows in the street.
5. Tallers Street
Tallers Street is one of the old medieval streets of Barcelona. Formerly it was the street of iron and wood workshops, it is currently full of alternative stores and very old businesses.
All this color gives an atmosphere between punk, vintage and Gothic, which attracts many visitors who congregate in bars and pubs in the area. It is essential to live both day and night, You'll love it!
«Barcelona, what a beautiful horizon, like a jewel in the sun. For you I will be a seagull of your beautiful sea »
6. Gaudí Avenue
This avenue is famous because joins two architectural jewels of the city, the Sagrada Familia and the Hospital de Sant Pau, They are perfect examples of Catalan modernism.San Pau Hospital - Cayetano / Flickr.com
Gaudí Avenue is a beautiful urban space in which it is worth getting lost. Stresses the design of its modernist style luminaires with gothic airs, the work of the architect Pere Falquès, together with its banks, bollards and some terraces of the bars that overlook the street.
7. Via LaietanaVia Laietana - irakite
Via Laietana is one of the largest streets in Barcelona. It starts at Plaza Urquinaona until Plaza Antonio López, which is near the sea. It is very visited by its modernist buildings, art nouveau and art deco which are located along the street and in its surroundings.
If you are planning a trip to Barcelona, take time to explore its streets, none will leave you indifferent, either because of its uniqueness, its own personality or because of its commercial importance. Enjoy many options in the streets of Barcelona.