Passeig del Colom, Barcelona

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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.HistoryThe 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.ArchitectureBuildings of interestAt 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.
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  • The ride was intended in view of the Universal exhibition of 1888. It was opened in 1881 and was named by the monument to Colón, inaugurated in full exposure. It's a walk parallel to the sea between Antonio López and door of peace which has an area of 0.6 km.
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  • This is a busy area where lots of people enjoy walking or jogging with a lovely view of boats and the waterfront generally. Restaurants, cafes, bars in this area tend to be expensive and touristy but ...  more »
  • Place where one spends to admire the column is the view of the harbor. Some nice pictures to do. The neighborhood is changing with the rehabilitation of an old train station.
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