One of the most recognized tourist attractions in Barcelona where gastronomy, culture and entertainment come together is the Paseo de Sant Joan. The Passeig was ranked as the second best street in the world according to the list The 30 coolest streets in the world prepared by Time Out International magazine.
The street starts at Travessera de Gràcia and ends at Arc de Triomf. It covers a total of 15 blocks of houses surrounded by different establishments.
Recently an international ranking ranked it as the second most beautiful street in the world, even above other well-known streets such as Passeig de Gràcia or Enric Granados.
Thanks to the width of the road, it is beautiful to be able to admire all the variety of greenery along the route between various plants and trees.
What stands out the most is that it is not easy to find in Barcelona an area that, although it is one of the busiest, has so much vegetation.
In addition, sculptures, children’s playgrounds, emblematic buildings of the city and a “downtown” bicycle lane adapted to city users can be seen along the entire route.
Passeig de Sant Joan: a street with a strategic location
This street cuts through the city from north to south. Along its length there are four neighborhoods: Fort Pienc, Dreta de l’Eixample, Camp d’en Grassot i Gràcia Nova and Sagrada Família.
Paseo de Sant Joan is therefore a strategic point in Barcelona that offers good connectivity to those who pass through it.
The street is very much appreciated by the neighbors, despite being very much visited by tourists, because it facilitates good traffic for everyone and because it favors the welfare of local residents.
In this area, after all the restrictions due to the coronavirus, it is now possible to enjoy delicious afternoons again when schools are out and families gather to enjoy a delicious homemade ice cream or watch the children play.
A street with a tourist “magnet
Because this road is very close to different tourist attractions such as the Arc de Triomf or the Sagrada Família, it is very attractive for visitors.
However, this constant passage of tourists does not represent any inconvenience for those who live along the street.
Along Paseo de Sant Joan you can also find typical neighborhood stores, supermarkets, a public library, a CAP and the aforementioned tourist sites.
But if you want to please your palate, this street is the best place to do it, since one of its best offers is the variety of food.
You will be able to find from international food to traditional Catalan food. A wide range of restaurants according to your preferences.
The terraces of the restaurants are charming and give an essence of familiarity and camaraderie to the street.