What do you see on Avinguda del Paral-lel?
Avinguda del Paral-lel is best known for the theaters situated on it, namely: Apolo, Victoria and Condal and for cabaret shows and erotic performances. In the past, the area of the street was the center of the city’s nightlife. In the last few decades the region’s popularity has diminished significantly in favor of Eixample (for additional information – Visit Eixample at night and Visit Barcelona at night). Today you can find numerous hotels and theaters on the street (for additional information – Bars and Restaurants in Barcelona and Hotels in Barcelona).
If you are at the beginning of the avenue you can visit Arenas de Barcelona (Arenas Mall), a new and modern shopping center, which is situated near Plaça d’Espanya, in a building that once served as a bullfight stadium. On the other side of the street you can find some of the must-see attractions, such as Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument), Aquarium Barcelona and Maremagnum Shopping Center (for additional information – Shopping in Barcelona).
There are 3 metro stations on the boulevard, namely Paral-lel (L2, L3), Poble Sec (L3) and Espanya (L1, L3, L8), which make it a very accessible “public transportation street” (for additional information – Public Transportation in Barcelona).