Passeig de Gracia

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The city of Barcelona is proud of Passeig de Gràcia. It is the Champs Elysee of Barcelona, with its stunning 'modernist' structures, glitzy stores, and upscale eateries. Whatever your motivation, the street must be included in each vacation to the city.

Observe people's responses as they are rendered speechless by this tiny bit of urban beauty:

On Passeig de Gràcia, you may discover some of his most iconic and magnificent works. This building has a fanciful concept: a mosaic façade in pastel colors, balconies that resemble masks, and a roof with a dragon's tail design. It is a unique structure.

Things to do at Passeig de Gracia:

  • Learn about the Gràcia neighborhood:

Before the surrounding town of Gràcia was subsequently absorbed by the city in the 19th century, the Passeig de Gràcia was intended to connect the city of Barcelona with it. Gràcia is a bustling neighborhood today that has mostly maintained its autonomous attitude. It is home to some of Barcelona's greatest independent and artisan boutiques with lovely squares and bustling nightlife.

  • Browse the Mercat de la Concepció:

Located in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona, the Mercat de la Concepció is housed in an echoing, hangar-like tower that dates to 1888. It is hard to pass through without purchasing anything, with the aisles of fruit and vegetables overflowing with Mediterranean colors and scents and the kiosks specializing in anything from salted fish and sushi to olive oil-cured meats. Visit Bar Manuel for an omelet or Barmand for a cava drink after you've browsed.

  • Discover the Perfume Museum:

The Perfume Museum, founded in 1963, examines the creativity with which people have created perfume bottles throughout time. The 5,000-item collection is divided into two sections, the first of which features vessels from antiquity to the early 1700s and the latter from the second half of the 18th century to the present. There aren't many explanation panels that go along with the displays, so it's good reading up on the process of perfume creation and bottling before you go.

  • Enjoy Michelin-starred cuisine at Oria Restaurant:

The Monument Hotel's head Basque chef Martn Berasategui holds one of the restaurant's twelve Michelin stars at Oria Restaurant (no other chef in Spain has more). You won't break the bank trying delicacies like roasted sea bass with iodized scallop tartare or wagyu steak with creamy turnip cubes and smoky bacon sauce, thanks to the menus' surprisingly reasonable prices. The three-star Lasarte, Berasategui's premier Barcelona institution, is located within the Monument Hotel.

  • Peruse art gallery:

Browse fantastic art at the Alzueta Gallery, built in a former textile mill and located at the northernmost point of the Passeig de Gràcia, next to the Salvador Espriu Gardens. Work by upcoming and seasoned Spanish and international artists is exhibited in its whitewashed, minimalist settings. Additionally, the Alzueta organizes modern exhibitions at most of the world's significant art fairs and a 14th-century farmhouse in Casavells, a medieval town near Girona.

  • Admire Casa Batlló:

This monument is an example of Gaud's famed Modernist design, with its distinctive, organic look. There are almost no straight lines, and the structure is almost covered in mosaics.

  • Admire Casa Amatller:

Another Modernist beauty on the Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Amatller, mixed aspects of Catalan Gothic and Flemish architecture and was created by Catalan architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch around the start of the 20th century. The Amatller family owned the structure, which they used to operate a renowned chocolate company that is still in operation today.

  • Stroll around Plaça Catalunya:

Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona's central plaza and the meeting place of its two greatest retail districts, is where the Passeig de Gràcia begins. Telecommunications Tower and Hotel Colón are two notable structures located close to the square and were significant during the Spanish Civil War. Come in the evening to see the nightly illuminations around the fountain in the middle of the plaza, which is bustling with activity.

  • Shop at Santa Eulalia:

A visit to the Santa Eulalia store is the cherry on top of the shopping experience on Passeig de Gràcia. Since it first opened in 1843, this store, formerly situated close to the Boqueria market, has long been a favorite of the city's best-dressed citizens. No trip to Santa Eulalia would be complete without stopping for a quick drink at the champagne bar afterward.

  • Eat some Catalan food at El Nacional:

El Nacional, the first super-restaurant in Barcelona, is hidden away down a narrow alley off the Passeig de Gràcia. It has four different restaurants within. The structure's magnificent interior, once a garage, was designed in the Catalan Art Nouveau style. The steak restaurant sells severely aged meat, a rarity in Barcelona, while the vibrant tapas bar serves jamón Iberico and regional cava in the room's center.

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Address of Passeig de Gracia

Pg. de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

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