Located in the heart of the Raval, the Plaza dels Angels is the site of the one of the essential meeting places in the city, a must-see for art lovers: the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, MACBA.
The MACBA collection is tour through the main lines of contemporary artistic creation since the second half of the 20th century.
HOTEL BANYS ORIENTALS
Calle Argentería is one of the main avenues of the El Born quarter, where the jewellers, or silversmiths as they used to be called, used to ply their trade.
At the end of this street is the Santa María del Mar cathedral, one of the most notable examples of the Catalan Gothic period. At the end of Calle Argentería is the future location of the first Etnia Barcelona flagship store, scheduled to open in September 2016.
At the foot of the hill of Montjuïc, Calle Exposició is the site of the Grec amphitheatre.
It was designed and built in 1929 for the Universal Expo by the architects Ramon Reventós and Nicolau Maria Rubió i Tudurí, who took their inspiration from the Epidauro amphitheatre. It is located in the mountain’s former quarry, and the cut stone wall serves as the stage area of the theatre.
LA MANUAL ALPARGATA
One of the oldest streets of the city, located in the Gothic quarter, it served as inspiration for Picasso in painting his “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, the name he gave to the young women who worked in the brothels that once lined this street.Volver
LA BOQUERÍA MARKET
Located in the heart of Las Ramblas, the Boquería market is one of our country’s most emblematic because of its incredible contrast of colours and activity, ideal for discovering why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known for its ingredients and the quality of its products.Volver
The heart of the Raval quarter, it boasts one of Barcelona’s most recommendable bookstores for art and culture, which is located in the space formerly occupied by the Capilla de la Misericordia chapel. The Raval branch of La Central is a bookstore dedicated to the humanities that has over 80,000 titles and also organises different cultural activities.Volver
A wide avenue where you can contemplate everything Barcelona has to offer. Barcelona’s Broadway, one of the widest and longest avenues in the city, it runs along one of the earth’s parallels.
Paral.lel is known worldwide for its golden age of cabarets, shows, concerts, and also as the old entryway to Barcelona’s red-light district. The Sala Bagdad, one of the “spiciest” clubs of Barcelona’s nightlife, remains from that era.
From this era of music halls, the memory of its most famous actress, “La Carmeta”, is enshrined in a statue called the “La Violetera” (the Violet Girl) at the corner of Calle Nou de La Rambla.
This pedestrian street in the Raval was once known to boxing fans as the site of the Siglo XX gymnasium, which years ago was converted to the residence and studio of Coll-Leclerc architects. Today Calle Ferlandina is a meeting place for music lovers and record collectors, as numerous vinyl shops are now located on this street.Volver
The Vía Laietana is one of the grandest streets of Barcelona, running from the Plaza Urquinaona to the Plaza Antonio López near the sea.
It is the dividing line between the La Ribera neighbourhood, a part of the El Born quarter, and the Gothic quarter. The site of the most important Modernist, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco buildings in the city of Barcelona. Among these are the Liceu music conservatory, the Caixa Cataluña bank, the Post Office, the Compañía de Tabacos, and the Caixa de Pensions bank, built by Sagnier in a Neo-Gothic style.
Calle Montcada today represents the most important nucleus of Medieval civil architecture in the city of Barcelona. It follows the route of a road linking the port with today’s Plaza de l’Àngel, which pointed in the direction of Rome. It owes its name to a family that inherited lands on which numerous prosperous families lived who built their homes on this street. Today it is the site of Barcelona’s Picasso Museum.Volver
ELS QUATRE GATS
This mythic street in downtown Barcelona, the location of the emblematic restaurant “Els Quatre Gats”, inspired by the Parisian locale Le Chat Noir, was a point of reference and meeting place for artists like Picasso, who held his first individual exhibition there in 1900, Gaudí , and Albeniz, among many others.Volver
Calle Salvà was one of the first streets to be built in the Poble Sec neighbourhood. A neighbourhood of flavours, tradition, and multiculturalism. The flavour of debauchery and bohemianism, of Joan Manuel Serrat, a native son of the neighbourhood who made it his icon. The flavour of tapas, home-cooked specialties, vermuth, and natural beer.Volver
Close to the vortex of Diagonal and Vía Augusta, this narrow pedestrian side-street is a hotspot for lovers of decoration and art, who find authentic gems and vintage relics there.Volver
Calle Tuset was the place where the Gauche Divine (Divine Left), an intellectual movement of the sixties and seventies, used to get together. The earliest advertising and modelling agencies, and one of the city’s most emblematic jazz clubs, El Drac, made this street the epicentre of modernity.Volver
Calle Tallers is one of the oldest Medieval streets in Barcelona. Located in the Raval, it runs from Plaza Universitat to Las Ramblas. It’s a street full of vintage, record and furniture shops, restaurants... Once the street of the iron and carpentry workshops, today it has alternative shops and a handful of venerable businesses that have survived the modernisation of the neighbourhood.Volver
Barcelona is a city whose Gothic quarter conceals small alley-like streets. The Passatge de Sert is a perfect example. With many twists and turns, this charming alleyway is the site of several booksellers and small bohemian bars.
This street also commemorates the figure of Josep Lluis Sert, one of the city’s most renowned architects.
Calle Verdi is the nerve centre of the neighbourhood of Gracia.
Its characteristic shops, restaurants, its movie theatre—one of Barcelona’s best—have made this street and the neighbourhood of Gracia a true symbol of Barcelona at its most authentic.