The «walk» of Modernism
This avenue connects the center of Barcelona with the old town of Gràcia, that was named after the old 15th century monastery of Santa Maria de Gracia, better known as the Josepets Church. It was originally located in Via Laietana and it is currently in the square of Lesseps.
In this avenue you will find the so-called Manzana de la Discordia, between the street of Consell de Cent, Aragó and Rambla Catalunya, where there are three singular buildings of the highest members of Catalan Modernism: the polychrome Casa Batlló by Antonio Gaudí of 1906; The Casa Amatller, with gothic-germanic features, a work of 1900 by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and the house Lleó Morera of 1905, during the floral period of Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
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|The neighbors recommend
Restaurant MON VÍNIC
carrer de la Diputació, 249
Phone 932 726 187
The world of wine in a very classy location: culinary environment, wine tasting, tastings, conferences, documentation center … An authentic diffusion center of wine’s culture with a selection of the best brands in the world.
Restaurant LA RITA
carrer de Aragó, 279
Phone 934 872 376
Although there is always a queue to enter (no reservations are accepted), if you don’t go to a peak hour, you can eat a great variety of Catalan dishes and fresh products.
rambla de Catalunya, 63
Phone 932 158 785
A very well-known place for its quality and variety of products: Iberian cured meats, oil, caviar, international liqueurs. Great staff and service.
RESTAURANT 9 REINAS
carrer de València, 267
Phone 931 770 053
Argentine restaurant specialized in types of meat from around the world. If you are lucky, you can attend live tango shows.
Restaurant EL NACIONAL
passeig de Gràcia, 24 bis
Phone 935 185 053
A 2600m2 restaurant with various areas. Specialized in preserves, pinchos, meat, fish, tapas…
|Places of Interest
FUNDACIÓ ANTONI TÀPIES
carrer d’Aragó, 255
Phone 934 870 315
Foundation created by artist Antoni Tàpies to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art in Barcelona. The building is a work of the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and it shows a combination of more materials such as iron and glass.
EGIPTIAN MUSEUM OF BARCELONA – FUNDACIÓ ARQUEOLÒGICA CLOS
carrer de València, 284
Phone 934 880 188
Private local institution dedicated to the research, study and dissemination of the history of ancient Egypt. The collection of monographic sources of this museum is unique in Spain.
carrer de València, 302
Phone 934 880 590
The three-storey building of 1885, an example of the elegant and sober classicism of that age. It is currently home of a cultural center with extensive programme of lessons, workshops and shows of various genres (dance, cinema, theater, puppet shows …). Continue to visit the site!
MUSEUM OF PERFUME – FUNDACIÓ PLANAS GIRALT
passeig de Gràcia, 39
Phone 932 160 121
Located within a perfume shop, here you can find more than 9000 pieces about perfumes, from cosmetic to jugss from all over the world to antique advertising material.
carrer Aragó, 313-317
Phone 675 693 616
Built in 1888, it is an example of metallic architecture among the works of Antoni Rovira i Trias. In addition to the variety of fresh products, it is known for its flower shops open 24 hours a day.