The Paseo de Gracia is probably the most important street in Barcelona. A lot of trees, banks, art and countless shops make this walking street a place to see how is the Barcelona’s life. Here you find 1500 metres of joy of living and luxury.
The Paseo de Gracia is located in the heart of the Right Eixample Quarter,
and it was on the begining a street surrounded by orchards and fields that connected Barcelona’s city
(now Ciutat Vella District), with
Gracia’s city (now Gràcia District).
In 1827, the Barcelona City Council inaugurated the “new” Paseo de Gracia, which was nothing more than a place of recreation chosen by the bourgeoisie, who enjoyed the cafes, restaurants, dance halls, attractions and theaters that were located in this walk-street.
Between 1900 and 1914, the Paseo de Gracia consolidated the center of bourgeois residences, where modernist architects of the quality of Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluis Domènech i Montaner, Enric Sagnier or Pere Falqués did their best works: Milà House, Batlló House, Lleó i Morera House, Amatller House and the streetlight-benches of trencadís to mention just a few.
Today, the Paseo de Gracia is a place where you can make shopping in the most exclusive shops like Gucci, Armani, Loewe, Channel, Lacoste, Versace, etc.