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Quick Guide: The Main Squares and Streets of Barcelona

Let us introduce you to the anatomy of Barcelona, the most known squares and streets! As a visitor to the city, this article will be helpful for you. Before to start your adventure, it is good to know more about these places and catch up some tips, where to look around and still stay good oriented in this beautiful city to take full advantage.

Let’s take a virtual walk with us, throughout the skeleton of Barcelona. We should start with the majestic Plaza Catalunya the beating heart of the city then we will walk on famous La Rambla street, which it begins at Plaza Portal de la Pau and overlooks the port (next to Barcelona’s Columbus Monument) lined with trees on both sides the La Rambla continues upwards to Plaza Catalunya.

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Along with this scenic route, you’ll find several bookstores, newsstands, flower and pet stores, benches for relaxing, coffeehouses, restaurants and a multitude of artists and famous street performers. Approximately at the quarter of the way up on La Rambla from Colombus Monument on the right side, you will find the stunning Plaza Reial, one of the most peaceful places in Barcelona and a great place to escape the hustle of La Rambla. Go there on a Sunday morning and you will see Barcelona’s stamp and coin collectors exchanging and selling their collections. Or check it out on Friday and Saturday nights as one of the best before-party places, when you can watch all the customers roll in and fill the bars and restaurants around the plaza.

Resultado de imagen de plaça reialPlaza Reial

At the Columbus Monument in the end of La Rambla you can take a short walk along to Paseo del Moll de la Fusta, a coastal walk around to Port Olimpic, which was developed in 1990 in time for the 1992 Olympic games. Admire the huge yachts and stop for a drink in one of the many quality restaurants and bars that surround the port. (Though keep in mind that prices on the end to be a bit higher here!)

Further down towards the coast (east of Moll de La Fusta) is the old port city of Barceloneta, which dates back to the eighteenth century. Barceloneta’s beach is always full of people and the restaurants situated in front of the beach are well known for their excellent seafood. Check out some of our fantastic apartments in Barceloneta.

The Gothic Quarter is situated east of La Rambla. Here you will find many examples of Barcelona’s oldest architecture. The Gothic Quarter is a maze of quaint, narrow streets, packed with interesting shops, bars and restaurants. You can easily spend the best part of a day enjoying getting lost in the maze that is Barrio Gothic. Book an accommodation in Gotico through Barcelona-Home!

To the north of Plaza Catalunya, which is situated at the top of La Rambla, you will discover Barcelona’s stylish  Eixample district. In contrast to the streets of the Gothic Quarter, those of Eixample are wide streets and boulevards. This neighborhood contains the two main roads leading to the outskirts of Barcelona – Diagonal Avenue and Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes. Casa Terrades, better known as Casa de les Punxes situated on the corner of Diagonal and Rossello street has a Medieval appearance and was built in 1903-5 by architect Josep Puig I Cadafach, who used Nordic Gothic and Spanish Plateresque materials to build the building, which is also influenced by traditional Catalan style. We highly recommend visiting this gorgeous piece of architecture.

Imagen relacionadaPlaza Espanya

Montjuïc is one of the famous Barcelona’s mountains, starts at Plaza de Espanya, a round square opposite the Fira de Barcelona. This place of the city is home to Barcelona’s most famous fountain, a very popular attraction with spectacular water and light shows. Montjuic was the principal site for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and is now one of the most important convention centers in Europe. Another important mountain is Mount Tibidabo to the north-west of the city. Tibidabo has amazing views over the entire city and the Mediterranean Sea. It is also home to Barcelona’s oldest amusement park.

The main boulevards of Barcelona are Diagonal Avenue, Paseo de Colon, and the beautiful and famous shopping boulevard of Passeig de Gracia where you also find one of the most inspiring works of Gaudí – La Pedrera, better known as the amazing Casa Mila.

This is how the anatomy of Barcelona’s most famous squares and streets looks like. It is a beautiful body! We hope the article will guide you helpfully during your time in this unbelievable amazing city. For more information about the mentioned places read our articles inserted in links and do not forget to watch the video! Our team is wishing you the best spent time here, ENJOY!

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  1. So nice to get information about the best places in Barcelona. There are so many attractions and squares to visit and just to enjoy the people around you.

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