Best hotels on Passeig de Gracia Barcelona

Best hotels Passeig de Gracia Barcelona


The street Passeig de Gracia (Paseo de Gracia in Spanish language) is Barcelona's most famous shopping street and perhaps the most luxurious place to stay in Barcelona when visiting Barcelona.

Gracia means grace, which is the name of the village Gracia that used to be outside the city walls of medieval Barcelona. Passeig de Gracia simple means the passage to grace - the path to Gracia. 

The Paseo de Gracia is certainly graced by many of the top luxury hotels in Barcelona, among them the Barcelona Mandarin Hotel, the Condes de Barcelona - rated SUPERB by guests, the Hotel Omm (has airport shuttle), the new Hotel Royal de Gracia - rated FABOULOUS by guests, the amazing modernist hotel Casa Fuster - rated SUPERB by guests and with airport shuttle - and the very grandiose Hotel Majestic & Spa - rated FABULOUS by guests, to name just a few of the many hotels and suites that are on Paseo de Gracia. You can see all the best hotels on and near Passeig de Gracia on the hotel map below.

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As mentioned, what is now the most expensive and luxurious street in Spain, was originally a country lane through the fields that connnected Barcelona to the small village of Gracia. Gracia is a district of Barcelona today but back then it was completely separate from the city.

The first Passeig de Gracia avenue was constructed in 1824. This was a lovely wide boulevard of 42 metres width (138 feet) and throughout the 19th century this street was where wealthy Barcelona citizens would meet to show off horse riding skills and their new horse-drawn stagecoach carriages.

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In the late 19th and early 20th century Passeig de Gracia became the flagship street of the new modern expansion of Barcelona which grew out of the industrial revolution. The new and fast growing wealthy middle class of Barcelona wanted new, modern and grand residences and the top architects of the modernist era were commissioned to create some of the most famous builiding in Barcelona on Passeig de Gracia. Today Passeig de Gracia is still very much occupied and owned by the wealthy and has become Barcelona's most elegant and fashionable hotel and shopping street both for tourists and residents. It's on Paseo de Gracia that you can find some of Barcelona's top hotels, restaurants and designer stores 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 12 August 2018 15:29