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Paseo de Gracia (Passeig de Gràcia in Catalan) is Barcelona’s main avenue and also one of the most famous in the world due to its tourist activity, commercial & business areas and the presence of outstanding Modernist architecture, - including masterpieces by Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner, that are World Heritage Sites-. This avenue runs along the core of Barcelona’s Eixample connecting Plaza de Cataluña to the south with Gran de Gracia to the north.
Rambla de Cataluña (Rambla de Catalunya in Catalan) is one Barcelona’s most central avenues. Facing the city’s mountains from the sea, it goes from Plaza de Cataluña to Avenida Diagonal running between and parallel to Paseo de Gracia and Balmes. This is a place where many local people go about their daily business. Fundamentally however, it is a commercial area where one can find many fashionable shops.
Calle Pelayo (Pelai) is one of Barcelona’s most central streets. It starts at Las Ramblas and runs towards Plaça de la Universitat. It is a busy street, dotted with specialized shops, shoe shops and a big shopping centre. It is also an attractive way of getting to now the Raval quarter and its unique leisure activities.
Portal del Ángel (Portal de l'Àngel) is a street for pedestrians only, famous for its shops and its commercial character. It links with Plaza Cataluña and some other famous streets, including Cucurulla and Portaferrissa. It is famous for the large number of fashion and fast food outlets. Here, it is quite normal to find street buskers dancing or playing an instrument.
Portaferrissa (it means Iron gate) is one of the busiest, nicest and most commercial streets in Barcelona. Very lively during the day, it becomes very quiet and peaceful at night. It is a popular place for young people to shop, as they can find many outlets for many famous labels and original outfits.
In this street,- that marks the beginning of the Ribera quarter-, one can find both shops with original creations by novel fashion designers and a variety of bar terraces; in combination, they create a unique atmosphere. Argentería, which means silverwork, is named after the job of the same name which was traditionally reserved for Jewish people. Here you can find restaurants, shops and tapas bars, but most importantly the church of Santa María del Mar.
The new Paseo del Borne, dotted with chic restaurants and interior design shops, leads to a spectacular food market which is at present closed for refurbishment. The bohemian character of this fast growing quarter is visible in the faces of many of the people strolling along this famous street. Something not to be missed is a pleasant walk around the quaint surrounding streets.