Passeig De Gracia, Barcelona

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    MANZANA DE LA DISCORDIA

    by hevbell Updated Jul 6, 2016

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    My second day of sightseeing was by the open top bus tours [after I killed my poor legs with all the walking on the first day!] and the first stop was on Passeig de Gracia at the Manzana de la Discordia [or Illa de la Discordia, the proper Catalan name]. Manzana means both block and apple in Spanish.

    This is 3 houses on the same block built by three different Modernist architects and varying wildly in style, making for an interesting contrast. - They are Casa Lleo Morera [# 35 on the corner], Casa Amatller [# 41] and Casa Batllo {#43}

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  • Paseo de Gracia

    by Judith01 Written Nov 17, 2015

    In my opinion, the best of Barcelona is the weather and the environment of the people afterwork. I love go to “terraces” of different hotels and enjoy the views of Barcelona, the food and my friends. My favorite place is “Alaire Terrace Bar” located in Paseo de Gracia.

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  • Paseo de Gracia

    by laura332 Written Oct 29, 2015

    Paseo de Gracia is a place where you will always want to come back and you never get tired. Wonderful all its restaurants and shops. Good place to walk, shop, visit attractions all full of luxury environment. Very clean and people very nice.

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  • Paseo de Gracia amazing

    by laramarquez Written Oct 20, 2015

    I love Barcelona and Paseo de Gracia, it is my second trip in this city and sure i´ll come back. I fell in love with the streets, shops and restaurants. We went to Majestic Hotel, that was amazing. Also I recommend Citrus Restaurante we spent a great evening there, the food and service was perfect.

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    Passeig de Gracia

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jun 4, 2014

    It is is said that Passeig de Gracia is the most expensive street in Spain - but is also one of the most interesting. This avenue contains high-end shops and businesses, lavishly decorated iron benches and streetlights, and also some of the most famous buildings in Barcelona, as the Casa Batlló and Casa Milà by Gaudi. The street is located in the Eixample quarter between Plaça Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gràcia.

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    Manzana de la Discordia

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Sep 28, 2013

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    The Illa de la Discòrdia or Block of Discord, Manzana de la Discordia is a block on Passeig de Gràcia. The block is noted for having buildings by four of Barcelona's most important Modernista architects, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Enric Sagnier, in close proximity.
    As the four architects' styles were very different, the buildings clash with each other and the neighboring buildings. They were all built in the early years of the 20th century.
    The name in Spanish, Manzana de la Discordia, is a play on words: manzana means both "city block" and "apple," referencing the Apple of Discord.

    You can watch my 3 min 16 sec Video Barcelona Passeig de Gracia Modernismo Catalana out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    Address: 35, 41 & 43 Passeig de Gracia

    Directions: You can watch my photo of Barcelona on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 23' 30.70" N 2° 9' 54.36" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Manzana de la Discordia Batlio's House.

    Website: http://www.bcninternet.com/touristinfo.php?subject=Passeig+de+Gr%E0cia+%2F+Manzana+de+la+Discordia

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    Passeig de Gràcia

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Sep 28, 2013

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    Passeig de Gràcia is one of the major avenues and one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture.
    It is located in the central part of Eixample, stretching from Plaça Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gràcia.
    Passeig de Gràcia is regarded as the most expensive street in Barcelona and in Spain.

    You can watch my 3 min 16 sec Video Barcelona Passeig de Gracia Modernismo Catalana out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    Directions: You can watch my photo of Barcelona on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 23' 31.74" N 2° 9' 52.59" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Passeig de Gracia.

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    Take a stroll down Passeig de Gracia

    by Xeriss Written Sep 18, 2011

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    Take a stroll down Passeig de Gracia to view a few of Antoni Gaudi's most acclaimed buildings, including the Illa de la Discordia, Casa Mila and Casa Battllo.

    Passeig de Gracia is also ideal for shopping some of the famous labels like Guess and Louis Vuitton.

    Directions: Take any metro that stops at Passeig de Gracia metro station

    Illa de la Discordia Casa Batllo Casa Mila Louis Vuitton Shop Casa Batllo
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    *3A* PASSEIG DE GRACIA

    by balhannah Updated May 30, 2011

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    Barcelona's most elegant avenue,
    this is what we have been travelling along.
    It is a lovely, wide, Tree lined street, full of big name shops like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Cartier, Valentino, Loewe and many more. It was nice to browse, but too expensive for me to buy.

    Many other smart buildings are in this street. Sitting in the top of the Double Decker Bus, I had a great view of all the wrought iron balconies, and especially the Street Lamps that lined the street.

    It is located in the central part of Eixample.

    Street lights

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    Illa de la Discòrdia (Mançana de Discòrdia)

    by seamandrew Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Illa de la Discòrdia (formerly known as Mançana de Discòrdia), which means Block of Discord, refers to the most famous, no doubt most visited, block on Passeig de Gràcia. It gained its name because of the close juxtaposition of three outstanding buildings, each of which is in a conflicting style, although they are all categorized as modernist.

    Casa Lleó Morera, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and decorated with the sculptures of Eusebi Arnau, is on the corner and has the beautiful round window that is hard to miss. Slightly further up is the Casa Amatller by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and next door to it is the most famous Casa Batlló, which was remodelled by Gaudí in 1906 (pictured here).

    The Casa Batlló is more than a building. It became a legend of art and architecture for all time. Today, the First Floor (the former home of the Batlló family), the Attic and its famous chimneys are all open to visitors. You can also be just as content admiring the splendid facades from the sidewalk. Lastly, this building also looks quite beautiful at night. So try to come back and see it then.

    Address: 35, 41 & 43 Passeig de Gràcia

    Directions: On on Passeig de Gràcia between Consell de Cent and Aragó.

    The splendid facade of Casa Batll��.
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    MANZANA DE LA DISCòRDIA.....APPLE OF DISCORD...

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Manzana means apple but also block of houses....

    Three buildings of the three great MODERNISTA architects, so differing from each other in style, characterize this special and famous MANZANA.

    There is Monènech i Montaners CASAS LléO-MORERA on nr. 35.
    The richly decorated and ornated interior are now the headquarters of the TOURIST OFFICE of Barcelona.

    On nr. 41 is the CASA AMATLLER van Puig i Cadafalch with a crow-step façade, ceramic ornaments and a (not original of course) Medieval staircase.

    Gaudi's CASA BATLLò on nr. 43 has a striking, eye-catching wave-like roof.

    *** a place to go, let me recommend it to you!

    Address: Passeig de Gracia 35-43 Barcelona

    Directions: see map....

    Phone: n.v.t.

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    Paseo de Gracia

    by draguza Updated Sep 7, 2009

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    Paseo de Gracia is the upmarket shopping street of Barcelona where many luxury stores can be found, including: Cartier, Dolce & Gabana, Bulgari and Carolina Herrera. There are also a good variety of restaurants.
    Major thoroughfare in Barcelona that is lined with shops, restaurants, bars and some of Gaudí's architectural masterpieces.

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    footprints of modernism

    by mindcrime Written Mar 28, 2009

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    It was the day that we decided to walk up Passeig de Gracia to check some masterpieces of Gaudi. Passeig de Gracia is probably the most expensive avenue in Barcelona, the rents touch the sky and some of the most famous (and expensive) brands have stores here (Rolex, Guci etc). This area of Barcelona (Eixample) is at the north part of the old town and has many art nouveau buildings. The modernism movement in architecture was born the second half of the 19th century when the rich trades have enough money to pay new architects to build impressive new buildings. Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) is the most famous of modernism movement in Barcelona and there are so many buildings here to see that you can spend hours for them if you want to check the interior of some them too.

    There is a specific block (Manzana de la Discordia) that has some fine buildings of three different important architects (Gaudi, Cadafalch and Montaner). First of all at the corner with Carrer del Consell de Cent you can see the Casa Lleo Morera designed by L.Montaner(1950-1923) in 1902 (originally built in 1864). It is quite impressive and before I read about it I thought it was Gaudi’s work (pic 1). You cant get inside.

    Next to it is Casa Ramon Mulleras that was built in 1868 by E.Sagnier (1858-1931) and then Casa Amatller that was designed by J.Cadafalch(1867-1956) in 1898 (both buildings in pic 2).
    Then is one of my favourite buildings of Gaudi, Casa Batllo.(pic 3) It was built in 1877 and restored by Gaudi in 1905. There so many curves on the building, I couldn’t even find one straight line. The façade is impressive with so many details and the dragon-like roof tops it all. It is open daily 9.00-20.00, the interior is amazing (check the main living room) but the entrance fee (17 euro) may keep you back.

    Gaudi is also the designer of some of the street lamps and definitely you will be surprised of the weird benches around too (pic 4). If you have some time check Antoni Tapies Fundacion at Carrer D’arago 255, another Montaner’s building of 1879 with the strange iron sculpture on the roof “cloud and chair”. I didn’t go inside (it was closed) but it is supposed to have a big collection of paintings and other pieces of Tapies. Finally another fine example of Montaner is at Carrer de Mallorca 291 where is Casa Thomas, designed in 1895(pic 5).

    Address: Eixample

    Directions: Passeig de Gracia starts from Plaza Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gracia

    Casa Lleo Morera Casa Ramon Mulleras and Casa Amatller Casa Batllo bench on P de Gracia Casa Thomas
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    Passeig de Gràcia

    by MM212 Updated Sep 27, 2008

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    With its elegance, luxury boutiques and tree-lined pavements, the Passeig de Gràcia could be considered the "Champs-Elysées" of Barcelona. This beautiful wide avenue cuts through the Eixample district and boasts some of the most famous Modernista buildings in the city, such as La Pedrera and Casa Batllò. The avenue's Modernista lampposts were designed by Pere Falqués, while the octagonal tiles covering the pavements are replicas of Gaudí's designs from la Pedrera (see attached photos).

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia

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    A world class boulevard

    by PierreZA Updated Sep 13, 2008

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    This is a beautiful avenue in the Eixample area of Barcelona.
    It is home to some of Gaudi’s masterpieces (La Pedrera and Casa Batlló) and shops like Chanel, Gucci etc etc.
    You cannot miss the ceramic benches and the amazing wrought-iron lamp-posts.
    It is very nice to stroll down this beautiful boulevard, starting at the Plaça de Catalunya.

    Directions: Metro station Passeig de Gàrcia

    Lsmp posts La Pedrera (Casa Mil��)
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  • Dec 24, 2015 at 4:58 AM

    As well other reviews say this is the most luxurious avenue of barcelona. Always I go with my wife once a year in Spring and visited many things on this street and gave her a souvenir. Shops and restaurants are good prestige and is close to everything. Next to the Ramblas, La Boqueria market, El Born and the sea.