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Thomas V wrote a review Sep. 18
Oakland, California9,714 contributions1,596 helpful votes
This is an important street in town covering a lot of territory. Lots of shopping and eating including cafes on the lower end. And then there is the fabulous architecture as you walk uphill. And you end in Gracia, my favorite neighborhood full of young people and bars.
Date of experience: December 2019
Faisal wrote a review Aug. 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,173 contributions58 helpful votes
Area is amazing for walking and enjoying the beautiful building with different designs especially the architect Gaudi. Also, you can do shopping from a lot of shops in the area.
Date of experience: September 2019
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Sydney, Australia2,356 contributions437 helpful votes
There is a lot to see in a small area along the Passeig de Gracia and you only need an hour or so (even less if have really limited time). The 2 big drawcards are the shops and architecture: 1. BLOCK OF DISCORD - We went specifically to see the ‘Block of Discord’, so-called because of the visual clash between the Modernist buildings that seem to be trying to outdo each other. Two of the buildings were designed by Gaudi and (apart from Sagrada Familia) they are probably his most famous. It was easy to see all of the buildings from the street. There are no walls or other buildings in the way. Casa Amatller & Gaudi’s Casa Battlo are right next to each other. Gaudi’s apartment block, Casa Mila is only a few minutes up the street. Their facades are immediately startling, strange and stunning at the same time. I hadn’t seen anything like them before. You can do tours inside each of them, although we only looked from the outside. 2. SHOPPING - We didn't really go for the shopping but it’s hard to resist at least a little looking around. It’s almost exclusively luxury brands & high end chain stores. The spectrum ranges from Prada, Versace, Chanel, Armani, Cartier at one end and Mango, Zara, Levis, Adidas and sports brands etc at the other. I didn't think it was any different from any other glamourous, luxury shopping area in the world but there is a lot in a relatively small area. 3. HIDDEN GEM – the Faborit café was a great find. It is hidden from the street, inside what was once Casa Amatller’s kitchens. The Amatller family made their money from generations of chocolate-making so we thought it would be fun to stop here for a hot chocolate. It was so good - rich and thick with a couple of chunks of bread for dipping. To find it, look for the sign ‘Casa Museu Amatller’ and head through the foyer, towards the back. On the way, you get a free glimpse of the interior of Casa Amatller (decorative tiled walls, a marble staircase up to the main floor and a large stained glass skylight). We only spent an hour along Passeig Gracia. In hindsight it was a shame not to see inside one of the famous houses. If I was planning the trip over again, I’d book to see inside Casa Mila, which has Gaudi’s famous ‘warrior’ roof terrace and an apartment with the original furniture intact.…
Date of experience: January 2020
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rdfone wrote a review Jul. 2020
43 contributions10 helpful votes
Lots of restaurants and stands. Nice to see if you have the time to spend which doesn't take long but lots of walking.
Date of experience: February 2020
Natalie wrote a review Apr. 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida21 contributions5 helpful votes
I lived in Barcelona for two months and walked by passeig de Gracia every. single. day. It is filled with lively and vibrant people and many different kinds of restaurants to choose from. If you have never been to Spain, I recommend staying in this area of Barcelona as you can easily get around via metro or bus and most everything is walking distance. Of course anywhere you go you must beware of pickpockets but if you stay alert you should be fine. …
Date of experience: June 2019