Walks in Barcelona – is not an idle pastime, and the ability to “catch” the little details that form the city’s history. Among other features highlight some pedestrian streets – each with its own identity, unique buildings and modern shops. For what is worth walking the streets of Barcelona?
Street De L’Anhel primarily attracts with its beautiful and unusual name. It refers to the Middle Ages, when Barcelona was surrounded by walls, like many cities of the era. Spacious road that led from the northern part was known monastery. It took all those in need and opens the door to the poor. According to legend impressionable inhabitants of the Middle Ages, one of the most famous preachers saw an angel above the gate. That’s why the street became known as the Gate of Angels, and images of angels steel decoration of many facades in Barcelona.
In Gothic Quarter
Gate of Angels, which is located near the city’s Cathedral and Plaza Catalunya. Today, the street is a pedestrian. In Gothic mansions “modest” clothing stores are located, and in the heat of the day is filled with Angels Gate crowds choose to citizens and tourists shopping. First-class things know exactly where you want to buy the best accessories and clothes famous elite and democratic brands. And yet the Angels Gate leads to the Gothic Quarter, which allows to combine shopping with cognitive rest.
Not deprived of attention of tourists, La Rambla – obvious option for walks. But without it you can not submit a full tour of Barcelona. Rambla every day is filled with thousands of walkers who come here for shopping or wait out the heat in the cafe. Over the years, La Rambla changed. Now you can find ice cream parlors, kiosks, shops, restaurants and street artists who are ready to sell their paintings and draw a caricature of a tourist. As for the attractions of La Rambla, among them is the Boqueria Market – famous gastronomic paradise of Barcelona. Here you can buy sausage, ham and other real delicacies.
The central location of the street and its role in the life of Barcelona influenced by the fact that the Rambla was the venue of many festivals and celebrations. A striking example – San Jordi in April, when taken to give roses to women. A September 24 Rambla becomes the epicenter of La Merce – the city’s main holiday.
Lively artery of Barcelona, place clusters of expensive shops and famous buildings – Gracia street. It is something similar to the Champs Elysees: the same wide and surrounded by interesting buildings on both sides. On par with expensive boutiques and restaurants on Gracia presented the budget shops and eateries – time here can tourists with any budget.
We should also pay attention to the building of Gracia. Casa Morera – an example of Art Nouveau with the relevant this style stained glass, decorative elements, mosaics. Its facade stands out the complexity of the forms, the wealth of exquisite ornaments and marble columns. Casa Batllo – another local shedever owned by Gaudi. Its distinctive feature is the use of extremely sinuous lines. The building is replete with decorative elements and elaborate details. However, the most beautiful time in the Gracia comes to the Christmas season. It was then that evening illuminations decorate the already excellent street.
Barcelona residents rightly consider Petrichol most charming streets of the city. Only 3 meters wide, it is filled with a variety of shops with a rich history and a cafe, which serves the most delicious hot chocolate in Barcelona. During this Petrichol rightly called the “chocolate street.” On the streets of the legendary stories. According to one testimony, she appeared in the IX century, on the other – in the XV century, and the long history of the old house and show a picture of the tiles. Incidentally, it was the first Petrichol the streets of Barcelona, open only to pedestrians. During walks should pay attention to the house of wealthy citizens and nobles, many of which are 400 years old. Petrichol also famous for its art galleries both classical and contemporary masters.