The Diagonal Avenue is one of the largest and most important avenues of Barcelona.
It begins in the district of San Martí, near San Adrià del Besos next to the Ronda del Litoral touching the sea, and diagonally across the city before emptying into the Ronda de Dalt, near Esplugues de Llobregat, in the district of Les Corts .
Diagonal measures about 11 kilometers long and is one of the routes of entry and most important exit of the city towards Tarragona.
In addition, it is one of the most important commercial areas of the city. Are spread throughout the avenue, different shopping centers such as El Corte Ingles, Pedralbes Centre, L’Illa Shopping Centre Glories and Diagonal Mar, among others.
The route goes from the Francesc Macia square to Passeig de Gràcia has plenty of chic boutiques, jewelry and home accessories. In the Sant Gervasi Turo Park is a park in the middle of the district and one of the most visited area considered “high standing” of Barcelona in many places. In its surroundings are upscale shops, jewelry, furniture or clothing.
Diagonal Avenue is surrounded by emblematic buildings of Barcelona as the Palace of the Baron of Quadras – (1904-1906). By Josep Puig i Cadafalch, subsequently converted into the Museum of Music, and currently houses the Casa Asia in Barcelona.
La Casa Comalat – (1906-1911). Designed by Salvador Valeri i Pupurull.
La Iglesia del Carmen – (1909). Designed by Josep Domènech i Estapà, Byzantine style.
La Casa Serra – also designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, became a school.
La Casa Terrades – (1903-1905). It is better known as Casa de les Punxes, and is the largest building expansion designed by Puig i Cadafalch.
El Palacio Real de Pedralbes – (1921). Built for King Alfonso XIII and its gardens, by Francesc Nebot (1924).
La Torre Banco Sabadell – (1969). Designed by Francesc Mitjans, near the Plaza Juan Carlos I.
The Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I – (1992), a 5-star hotel.
La Torre Agbar – (2005). Designed by Jean Nouvel, next to the Plaza de les Glories Catalanes.
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