Streets of Barcelona, amazing hidden architecture
Yesterday we walked through Barceloneta, a well-known neighborhood in Barcelona.
We noticed that most tourists walk around the city, admiring museums, monuments, among other tourist attractions. But those are not the only attractions in the city.
For example, not everybody knows the most famous streets of Barcelona.
That is why we decided to make this article, with a list of the most beautiful streets in Barcelona.
If you are an instagrammer and you are looking for those beautiful corners of Barcelona, this article is made for fou. You will find the best streets in Barcelona to post on your feed.
We assure you that you won’t regret visiting these Spanish streets, alleys and neighborhoods. They are full of vibrant colours, flowers, beautiful architecture and finally, they are in the most cheerful neighbourhoods of Barcelona.
If one day you come to Barcelona, we recommend you to visit these places. And if you are already in this Spanish city, what are you waiting for?
Now, we will list the best streets of Barcelona.
TOP 5 OF THE BEST STREETS OF BARCELONA
• Paseo de Manuel Girona, Gaudí’s most unknown work
This walk is at the top of our list of the best streets in Barcelona because this street is home to the Portal Miralles, a portal designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1901.
It was commissioned by the industrialist Hermenegildo Miralles, who made and sold tiles.
Gaudí and Miralles collaborated together on various projects and Miralles commissioned the brilliant architect to build his house.
In the end, the entire house was not designed, but only the wall and the entrance door of what was to become the Casa Miralles.
This portal is one of Gaudí’s least known works in Barcelona. If you visit this street, you can get an idea of how big the Casa Miralles would have been, as the wall is quite long.
• Calle d’Allada red, two streets of Barcelona that turned into one
Calle d’Allada Vermell is a simple street, but it has become famous for house number 12, which is why it is on our list of the best streets in Barcelona.
Are you wondering what is so special about house number 12 on this street? This house is famous and known as the house full of flowerpots. It has about 61 flowerpots and it is really beautiful.
For this reason, this street, or rather, this house has become one of the most beautiful and famous places in Barcelona.
We will also be explaining the name of this street. Before, these two streets, Allada and Vermell, were separated by a block. Later on, they broke down the block between the two streets and created a small square.
If you visit this place, you can get an idea of how the streets used to be. The floors and corridors of both streets must have been very narrow.
• Calle de Milans, one of the most original in Barcelona
This street is one of the famous streets of the Gothic Quarter even though at first glance it does not look like it.
But if you keep walking along it, you will notice that it suddenly widens, creating a circle.
This original idea was conceived by the architect Francesc Daniel Molina. An idea that has made this architect famous, who among his architectural works also designed Plaça Reial and Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli.
• Mallofré passage, the auction of Barcelona
The entrance is at number 75 of Carrer Major de Sarrià, bounded by an archway and followed by a narrow stretch covered with a wooden beam roof. It is a place where one breathes tranquility and privacy. In summer it offers shade and in rainy weather, shelter.
This quiet passage in the Barrio de Sarrià has a long history, starting with its name. It is named after the stockbroker Josep Mallofré i Trius, who bought the land from a transport company. The place was being auctioned in order to pay off a debt.
Three houses were built on the land, and at the end a passageway was formed connecting the two main streets. In honour of the stockbroker, this passage was named after his surname.
• Calle del Obispo, one of the most mysterious streets of Barcelona
Carrer del Bisbe is the most photographed and visited place in the Gothic Quarter.
And although it looks very old, it is not. It was built in 1900, which means it is only 100 years old.
If you visit this place in Barcelona, you should go under the bridge and notice that there is a skull with a dagger through it.
Its meaning is an unsolved mystery.
There is a legend that says that the architect who designed this bridge, Joan Rubió i Bellver, intended to modify the Gothic Quarter. He designed a project to demolish all the buildings that were not of this style. But in the end, this did not materialise, so he included this skull as a sign of betrayal.
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So that concludes our list of the best streets of Barcelona. Come to this Spanish city and see for yourself these amazing places.
Enjoy, meet and make it memorable!