Passeig de Gracia is a central and one of the most important boulevards of Barcelona. It is situated in the Eixample, starts at Placa de Catalunya, crosses Avinguda Diagonal and ends at the square near Casa Fuster where it becomes a smaller street called Carrer Gran de Gràcia.
Passeig de Gracia is one of the most important commercial and shopping districts of Barcelona. It is considered to be one of the wealthiest streets in Spain and in Barcelona. The avenue is one of the main tourist attractions of the Catalan city and a highly recommended shopping area (for additional information – Shopping in Barcelona). So it’s no wonder the boulevard is full of tourists who would like to combine the popular attractions of the neighborhood with an enjoyable shopping tour.
What do you see on Passeig de Gracia?
On Passeig de Gracia you can admire some of the well-known Modernista buildings of Barcelona, for example two famous buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi: La Pedrera-Casa Mila and Casa Batllo; Palau Robert, an attractive building located at 107 Passeig de Gracia (it was the estate of a Spanish nobleman, named Robert E. Serres, today it serves as the building of the Catalan Tourist Office) and Jardins de Salvador Espriu.
Tips and Recommendations for Visiting Passeig de Gracia
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- During Christmas period a small and intimate Christmas market takes place at the beginning of Passeig de Gracia, next to the Diagonal metro station. This market is supported mainly by charities. It is less bustling and more authentic than similar events in other parts of Barcelona. The boulevard’s atmosphere is very pleasant even in the winter time (for additional information – Winter Vacation in Barcelona and Christmas Markets in Barcelona).
- A pleasant walk on Passeig de Gracia, especially at sunset, is an ideal program for those who would like to spend a romantic vacation in Barcelona (for additional information – Romantic Vacation in Barcelona).
- Passeig de Gracia, like the whole of Eixample, is recommended also at night, moreover, it is considered to be the most popular nightlife area in Barcelona, especially with gay and lesbian communities (that’s why it is called “Gay-Fella”). The avenue and the nearby streets are full of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and nightclubs (for additional information – Visit Eixample at night, Gaixample or Eixample? and Bars and Restaurants in Barcelona).
- We recommend to combine your visit on Passeig de Gracia with a walk on Rambla de Catalunya which is parallel to it. This Rambla is a less crowded street full of nice restaurants and coffee shops (for additional information – Bars and restaurants in Barcelona).
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