Passeig de Colom, Barcelona

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Passeig de Colom
Barcelona Street
Looking east along Passeig de Colom.JPG
Looking east along Passeig de Colom.
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Country Spain
State Catalonia
District Ciutat Vella
City Barcelona
Length 1.1054 km (1 mi)
Date Constructed in 1878
The district of Ciutat Vella

Passeig de Colom is the name of a wide avenue lined with palm trees in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain in the Ciutat Vella district.[1]

History[edit]

The street runs eastwards from the Columbus monument to the Central Post Office and was constructed from 1878 onwards when the former sea wall was demolished.

Architecture[edit]

Buildings of interest[edit]

At number 6 Passeig de Colom is the House of Cervantes, where the famous writer Miguel de Cervantes lodged during his stay in Barcelona. The building dates from the 16th century. In the adjacent square, dedicated to the painter Antonio López, you can find the Central Post Office which was designed by the architects Goda and Torray (1914). Inside the building there are paintings by Francesc Galí and Josep Obiols which decorate main hall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides:Barcelona & Catalonia, Main Editor:Roger Williams:Published by Dorling Kindersley 2000, Map page 164:ISBN 0-7513-1152-9

Coordinates: 41°22′36″N 2°10′43″E / 41.37667°N 2.17861°E / 41.37667; 2.17861