The Modernist avenue

The big avenue that gives name to this station is called in this way since it crosses diagonally the grid of Eixample district. It crosses the avenues of Meridiana and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes in Glòries square. Ildefons Cerdà drew this artery in his project of L’Eixample and he himself christened it as Diagonal, although throughout its history it has changed names quite a few times: Gran Via Diagonal, Avenida de Argüelles, Avenida de la Nacionalitat Catalana, Avenida of Alfons the Thirteenth, Avenida del 14 d’Abril and Avenida del Generalisimo Franco.

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The neighbours recommend
Diagonal bodeguetaLA BODEGUETA
Rambla de Catalunya, 100
Phone 932 154 894
This is a rustic wine cellar with wooden tables inside. Ideal to have some wine and eat some delicious snacks.

Diagonal NomoRestaurante Japonés NOMO
carrer Gran de Gràcia, 13
Phone 934 159 622
Here you find various examples of Japanese gastronomy –mu yakisoba, makis or nigiris…– all by the chef who is obviously Japanese!

Diagonal pamperoRestaurante Asador PAMPERO
Pça. doctor Letamendi, 25
Phone 935 321 751
An Argentinian restaurant where you can find tasty roasts of imported Argentinian meat, beyond empanadas, provoletas and typical desserts of that country.

royal-passeig-de-graciaROYAL HOTEL TERRACE
Passeig de Gràcia, 84
Phone 937 370 010
A covered and comfortable terrace, with views to all the district of L’Eixample. The cocktails are a little expensive, but you can ask for a coffee with milk…

Places of interest

Not far from the metro’s entrance, when Diagonal avenue crosses Passeig de Gràcia, anl’Obeliscrises, the so-called El Llapis (the pencil) by most of the people of Barcelona. This monument was dedicated to the President of the First Republic, Francesc Pi i Maragall. In one of the corners there is Palau Robert, a neoclassical building where is located theTourism Office of Catalonia as well as an exhibition hall and some very pleasant gardens, where you can disconnect from the Diagonal’s bustle. At number 442 in the same avenue, there is Casa Comalat, a work by the architect Salvador Valeri, and right opposite, at number 373, you will find Palau Baró de Quadras,another work by Puig i Cadafalch, which today is the venue for the Instituto Ramon Llull, a public organization aimed at promoting the Catalan language and culture abroad.

casa Mila Pedrera

passeig de Gràcia, 92
Phone 934 845 900
A residential building built by Antoni Gaudí between 1905 and 1910. Today one of the floors is open to the public, the Espai Gaudí and the attic and the terrace can also be visited. The Pedrera building was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1984.

Diagonal institut FrancsFRENCH INSTITUTE
carrer de Moià, 8
Phone 935 677 777
Beyond all kinds of lectures, courses and pedagogical activities for schoolchildren, also movie sessions are organized here in original version with Spanish subtitles.

Diagonal casa America

carrer de Còrsega, 299, entresòl.
Phone 932 380 661
This is a good place to understand and get to know better the world of this big continent. On the website you can check their different activities, such as courses, lectures, cinema, concerts…

avinguda Diagonal, 420
This building was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1905, it stands in a triangular block and it looks like a medieval castle in the middle of this big avenue. It would be worth noting the iron balconies by Manuel Ballarín and the stained glass windows by Eduardo Amigó.

passeig de Gràcia, 107
Phone 932 388 091 /92 /93
Located in a neoclassical building, this place is the venue for the Exhibition centre and for the Tourism Office of Catalonia. Here they will give you the information you need to well get to know the Catalan country. We suggest you to take a break inside in the quiet gardens with a nice vegetation.

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