The most exclusive street in Barcelona …
Its distinctive feature is to have achieved the perfect mix of architectural heritage and high-end commercial offer.
Window of the Barcelona bourgeoisie of the late nineteenth century, this elegant and stately walk connects Plaza Catalunya with Gracia, and hence comes the name.
Architectural heritage, exhibitions, gastronomic and hotel offer first class or luxury shops are only part of what can be found on the boulevard just over a kilometer long. Enough for the visitor approaches, aware that their expectations will be met while walking on a path that has been sculpted by the fantasy of the best artists
Its tourist importance, shopping areas, business and a great showcase of outstanding works of modernist architecture such as the buildings of the architects Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, declared World Heritage Site.
Most remarkable Buildings in Paseo de Gràcia
Ile of contention
All of them are of modernism period , the popular name of “Ile of contention” referred primarily to professional rivalry between Domenech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and Antoni GaudíSituado the streets of Aragon and Consell de Cent. This is a set of five buildings: the Casa Lleó Morera by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, the Mulleras House Enric Sagnier, the Bonet House Marcel·lià Coquillat, Casa Amatller by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Casa Batllo by Antoni Gaudí .
One of the most famous buildings of the modernist era in the world and one of the most important works of the architect Antoni Gaudí, declared a Unesco World Heritage 1984
Built between 1906 and 1912 by the architect Antoni Gaudí was commissioned by industrialist Pere Milà i Camps and his wife, is a reflection of the artistic fullness of Gaudí, unreferente of world architecture, can understand and know in depth the work of Antoni Gaudí, and more specifically its last civil works.
Majestic Hotel & Spa GL
Historic Barcelona hotel, five star, opened in 1918 is known in art circles as The Art Hotel, a result of ownership interest by the art world for years and especially for the prestigious shows New Art that welcomed the establishment in 1996 and 1997.
The hotel still exposed for all facilities excellent collection that highlights significant artists from the historical vanguards such as Tàpies, Saura, Chillida, Guinovart, Cobo, Casamada or Gerardo Rueda.
This collection is completed with well-known figures in the eighties as Llimes, Lluis Lleó, Miguel Angel Campano, García Sevilla and Plensa; and more recent but supported by national and international galleries most prestigious as AnishKapoor, Richard Long, and Richard Deacon artists. Culminates this collection a mural by Philip Stanton chaired the outdoor pool on the tenth floor.
Many celebrities stayed at the Hotel Majestic and built its reputation: Leon Felipe, Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Charles Trenet and Ernest Hemingway among others. The distinguished guest was certainly the queen Maria Cristina of Hapsburg-Lorraine
Modernist Union Building and the Phoenix built between 1927 and 1931 by the architect Puig Eusebi Bona and Frederic Mares. This building highlights its great ornamental dome decorated by Ave Fenix at the top.
Palau Malagrida, beautiful modernist building built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Joaquim Codina, for the tobacco Manuel Malagrida.
Casa Bonaventura Ferrer: Located at No. 113, designed by architect Pere Falqués i Urpí. It stands in front of the rostrum with three bodies carved stone sculpture.
Enric Batllo house: this now occupied by the Hotel Condes de Barcelona building by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, built between 1895 and 1896. The combination of various materials such as brick, stone, pottery and wrought iron are the success of this facade.
The Palau Robert: In this building residence of the aristocrat Robert Robert i Suris, designed by French architect Henry Grandpierre is currently installed Tourist Information office, where we can advise.
The ancient gardens of Palau now have become public, it is a cool and pleasant place to sit peacefully to regain strength.
The Bancs-Fanals ( bench -lights)
Made in 1906 by the then municipal architect Pere Falqués i Urpí, are one of his most famous works, it’s about thirty-two benches built with the classic “trencadís” of Catalan and subject to these banks modernism are streetlights , constituting one piece, lampposts wrought iron are characteristic “coup de whip”, made in the foundry of Manuel Ballarin.
Shops in Paseo de Grácia
|Adolfo Domínguez||Hermès||Salvatore Ferragamo|
|Carolina Herrera||Escada||Santa Eulàlia|
|Cartier||Jimmy Choo||Tiffany & Co|
|Diesel||Louis Vuitton||Tru Trussardi|
|Dolce & Gabbana||Miu Miu||Yves Saint Laurent|
With the demolition of the walls in 1854, and the beginning of Eixample five years later, following the project of Ildefonso Cerda, Paseo de Gracia acquired great relevance. Until 1827 it was a path, the path of Jesus, linking Barcelona with the neighboring town of Gracia. Initially it was built houses with gardens and cafes, theaters, restaurants, dance halls were placed … So, gradually, this avenue became the favorite recreation area for the bourgeoisie.