Diagonal Avenue is one of the largest and most important arteries in Barcelona. Originally named in the mid-nineteenth century by Ildefonso Cerda, it bisects Barcelona's Eixample district. True to its name, it crosses the city diagonally, with a distance of around 11 kilometres starting from the district of Sant Martí and finishing beyond the district of Les Corts.
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During its extensive tour, this avenue crosses or approaches several of the most important streets of the city, such as the Passeig de Gràcia, Sant Joan or Rambla de Cataluña. It also crosses two places of great significance for Barcelona's urban life, such as Francesc Maciá and Les Glòries Catalanes.
Since its first urbanisation and subsequent extensions, Diagonal Avenue was conceived as an important axis of development and so it has accumulated a number of important and characteristic buildings of the era in which they were built. These buildings have more than 150 years of history. Thus, the architectural richness of this great avenue ranges from modernist buildings such as Casa Terrades, better known as Casa de les Punxes designed by the architect Puig i Cadafalch in the early twentieth century, the Palace of Pedralbes, extended as house of king Alfonso XIII or the most famous skyscrapers in the entire Barcelona, the impressive Torre Agbar, with 145 metres in height and striking red and blue night lights.
The importance of Diagonal Avenue in the economic life of the city is demonstrated in its huge commercial vitality, housing many of the most distinguished shops in Barcelona. In addition to hosting prestigious establishments in couture and jewelry, Diagonal Avenue houses along its route a number of large shopping centres. Among them are the L'illa Diagonal complex, Pedralbes Centre, Diagonal Mar or three of the main centers of El Corte Ingles.
The excellent vitality and strength of this great avenue in Barcelona makes it a place of great attraction for renting or purchasing homes. If you want to enjoy all the advantages of Diagonal Avenue, it would be more convenient to go to a prestigious and experienced real estate agency that can offer you the best properties. Undoubtedly, the real estate Engel & Völkers Barcelona is your best choice, because with almost 40 years of service and its extensive portfolio of villas, apartments or houses with all the best features in the most exclusive areas of the city, this company is the most qualified to find your desired property on Diagonal Avenue.