Rambla de Catalunya, Barcelona

Rambla de Catalunya, Barcelona

Rambla de Catalunya is a major street in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain that runs West-East (or "mountain-sea") through the Eixample district. One of the city's trendiest streets, with many international fashion shops, and lined with lime trees, it is located between Passeig de Gràcia and Carrer de Balmes, being strictly parallel to the latter, and between Avinguda Diagonal to the west and Plaça Catalunya to the east.It can be seen as an extension into the Eixample of the famous Rambles.

Notable buildings

* No. 17. Casa Pia Batlló, by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, 1891–96 [Hernàndez-Cros, Josep Emili (ed.). "Catàleg del Patrimoni Arquitectònic Històrico-Artístic de la Ciutat de Barcelona", p. 115, Barcelona, Ajuntament de Barcelona, 1987]

* No. 47. Casa Fargas, by Enric Sagnier i Vilavecchia, 1902-04. An example of the architect's mature Modernista period. [Hernàndez-Cros, "op. cit.", p. 119]

* No. 54. Casa Dolors Calm, originally by Josep Déu i Busquets, 1879, and remodelled in 1903 by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas [Hernàndez-Cros, "op. cit.", p. 120]

* No. 78. Casa Juncosa, by Salvador Viñals i Sabater, 1907-09. [Hernàndez-Cros, "op. cit.", p. 121]

* No. 115. Church of La Mare de Déu de Montsió. Originally built in about 1400 on a site near what is now the Plaça Catalunya and moved here in 1882 by the architect Joan Martorell. [Hernàndez-Cros, "op. cit.", p. 121]

* No. 122. Casa Antoni Costa, by Josep Domènech i Estapà, 1904. [Hernàndez-Cros, "op. cit.", p. 122]

* No. 126. Casa Serra, by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, 1903-8, in a neo-Romanesque style. [Hernàndez-Cros, "op. cit.", p. 123]

Culture

Cinema

*"Alcázar"
*"Alexandra Lauren"
*"Alexis"
*"Club Coliseum"
*"Pathé" (opened 1923), no longer exists.

Theatre

*"Teatre Barcelona" was one of the most iconic theatres in the city that unfortunately had to be pulled down.

culptures

* "La girafa coqueta" (1972) by Josep Granyer - on its Western end, by Avinguda Diagonal.
* "El toro assegut" (1972) by Josep Granyer - on the crossing with Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes.

Hotels

*Gallery Hotel
*Hotel Continental Palacete
*Hotel Eurostars Cristal Palace
*Hotel NH Calderón
*Hotel Ònix Rambla
*Regente Hotel

ee also

*List of streets and squares in Eixample

External links

* [http://www.bcn.es/guia/guiabcn/catala/guia_bcn.htm City map (flash)]
* [http://www.bcn.es/guia/welcomec.htm City map (HTML)]
* [http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/albums-sp/rambla-de-catalunya/index.html Photo gallery]

References


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