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.
|The neighbours recommend|
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.
Restaurante Japonés NOMO
Restaurante Asador PAMPERO
ROYAL HOTEL TERRACE
|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 MILÀ – LA PEDRERA
CASA TERRADES or CASA DE LES PUNXES
|TOURISM OFFICE OF CATALONIA – PALAU ROBERT
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.