The golden mile of Barcelona and pearl of Catalonean elegance
The Passeig de Gràcia (Spanish: Paseo de Gracia) is the major avenue in Barcelona. It is regarded as the most expensive street in Barcelona and in Spain and one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the city’s most celebrated pieces of architecture. It embodies a rich Catalonian heritage of luxury and elegance. It displays the Catalonian grandeur, good taste and creativity. This street alone is worth a visit to Barcelona.
The highest level of luxury shopping
Passeig de Gràcia or the golden mile of luxury is an exclusive and exquisite shopping boulevard to visit where many flagship stores of luxury brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Cartier are located. But you can also find here the Museu del Perfum (perfume museum) and some of the most prestigious hotels of Europe like the Mandarin Oriental and hotel Majestic Barcelona.
More reasons to visit
Other cultural attractions on this chic promenade are the Casa Batllo and La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí and other known examples of 19th century Catalan Modernism, the Catalan version of Art Nouveau (Jugendstil). Since then it had become Barcelona’s most fashionable street and it still is, with buildings designed by these architects. The famous 32 benches with trencadís mosaic and elegant street-lights, were placed in 1906 on the Passeig de Gràcia and are real pieces of art ever since.
Mandarin Oriental hotel
The image used in this article shows the view from the top of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. If your passion is about luxury and luxury shopping, we suggest you book your stay here in this ultimate 5 star luxury hotel in the hart of this luxury boulevard. Here you can feel, sense and breath the essence of luxury living.
We rate the Passeig de Gràcia as the number one luxury street of Barcelona and far beyond.
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