Paseo de Gracia boulevard (in Catalan Passeig de Gràcia) is considered to be Barcelona’s most expensive real estate. This neighborhood is also home to some of the best shopping in Barcelona and serves as an important business area. Great architecture abounds, and some of Barcelona’s most famous architects have contributed, like Antoni Gaudi (Casa Batllo and La Pedrera), Domenech i Montaner (Casa Lleo Morera), and Puig i Cadafalch (Casa Amatller).
Book Hotels In and Near Passeig de Gràcia
When you plan to spend many days in the town during your Barcelona vacation, or if you take just a weekend trip, you may want to book accommodation in the best areas to stay in Barcelona.
We recommend the Eixample district, and in particular the Passeig de Gracia neighborhood, as one of the best places to stay in town. You have many transportation options in the area, several famous attractions, restaurants, and of course, one of the best shopping districts.
You can never go wrong if you book your hotel in this area. You'll find not only hotels but also hostels, Bed and Breakfast, guest houses, and beautiful apartments. We offer deals for almost all accommodation types.
Barcelona Tours in Paseo de Gracia
We offer some fantastic tours in Passeig de Gracia that really shouldn't be missed. When you go on a tour, you really will enhance your Barcelona sightseeing experience.
A great tour for Barcelona sightseeing in Passeig de Gracia is the Barcelona Walking Tour focusing on Modernism. You’ll learn about this artistic movement and what made it such a unique time in history. This tour will take you through the Palau de la Música Catalana, Casa Batlló and the Casa Amatller. It departs from the Barcelona tourism office located at Plaza Catalunya. The tour ends at the Catalan Modernism Museum, where you have free admission.
You should also consider the Gaudi bike tour. Not only will you see buildings in the Paseo de Gràcia neighborhood like Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, but also you will explore the Palau de la Musica, the Parc de la Ciutadella, and La Sagrada Familia among other attractions. This fact-filled tour takes 3 hours and is limited to 15 people. (It’s a leisurely ride, so you don’t have to be an expert biker to participate). If you love architecture, this is one of the most exciting Barcelona tours.
Modernist Buildings at Passeig de Gracia
Many people initially visit this neighborhood for Barcelona sightseeing to view the Block of Discord and Antoni Gaudi’s work in particular. However, once people see how amazing this area is, they tend to get drawn in, and they spend even more time exploring. Modernist architect Pere Falqués designed even the streetlamps with the benches in Paseo de Gràcia!
Expect to see designer stores and fancy hotels including the Hotel Mandarin Oriental. (If you are looking for a great place to eat, don’t miss the acclaimed restaurant Moments at the hotel!). If you are a fashion lover, you will find endless places to shop including Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton and many other brands. There are also ample trendy boutiques that get shoppers very excited.
Barcelona Shopping Area of Passeig de Gracia
Passeig de Gracia is one of the major shopping axes of Barcelona city, full of well renowned trendy shops. Though you will also find a lot of shops that are not located on Passeig de Gracia Boulevard, but in Rambla Catalunya and other transverse streets in the area of Eixample district. Click the link below to open the shopping map and check all the shops in the area.