Passeig de Colom, Barcelona
|Passeig de Colom|
Looking east along Passeig de Colom.
|Length||1.1054 km (1 mi)|
|Date||Constructed in 1878|
The district of Ciutat Vella
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.
Buildings of interest
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 businessman Antonio López y 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.
- Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides:Barcelona & Catalonia, Main Editor:Roger Williams:Published by Dorling Kindersley 2000, Map page 164:ISBN 0-7513-1152-9