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Back in the Middle Ages, this romantic stretch of El Born near the water was where Barcelona’s "canvistes" (money changers) did their business. Since then, the area has undergone many "canvis" (changes) of its own and now it’s home to fine leather sh more

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A stone’s throw from the bustling intersection at Plaça de Tetuan, these neighboring passatges (“passages”) offer a little place to amble along quiet sidewalks as people perch to ponder on outdoor steps. more

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Illustrated by Tara Shain.

Steps away from Urquinaona is a narrow pedestrian pathway — a quiet oasis from the traffic of Trafalgar and tourists of the city center — that dates back to a 19th-century textile factory. more

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Street Life: Carrer de Salvà map

Illustration by Tara Shain.

A quiet, residential street at the base of Montjuïc bursting with a sustainable conscience and colorful, creative spaces. more

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This quiet street in the Born follows the route of a former water course that transported water from the Besòs river to the city. more

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Illustration by Anna Baxter

This often overlooked pedestrian street boasts restaurants and boutiques with varied histories. more

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Illustration by Anna Baxter

This charming street and square are at the traditional heart of the Les Corts neighbourhood, tucked away from nearby traffic. more

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Illustration by Anna Baxter

Created just 20 years ago, this broad avenue brings some much-needed breathing space to the densely populated Raval neighbourhood. more

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Orange trees cast shadows on this charming street in the heart of Gràcia, home to a host of independent and artisanal businesses. more

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Where the Gothic Quarter meets Port Vell, this busy, cosmopolitan street has welcomed change without neglecting its past. more

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A small, pedestrianised street, Sèneca’s businesses share a dedication to the artistic and artisanal. more

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Eat around the world on this lavish block between Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia. more

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A hive of activity in the Galvany neighbourhood, this broad street is dotted with quirky cafes, luxury boutiques and chic salons. more

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A bohemian, cobbled street lined with multi-coloured bollards and artsy graffiti, Portal Nou is home to trendy shops, quirky art galleries and mouth-watering treats. more

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This thriving neighbourhood street in Barceloneta offers an eclectic mix of family-run businesses and hole-in-the-wall bars. more

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This pedestrian-friendly street in Sant Antoni is lined with a refreshing range of businesses for families and hipsters alike. more

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Stretching across Poblenou, this street has seen an array of new businesses join the area’s well-established party scene. more

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Discover a mishmash of shops and places to eat in Les Corts. more

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This chic street in the Raval has managed to keep some of its old charm. more

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Although steps from Sagrada Família, this side street is anything but a tourist trap. more

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  • Street Life: Carrer de Salvà map

    Illustration by Tara Shain.

    Street Life: Carrer de Salvà map

  • Street Life: La Federica

    Photo courtesy of La Federica

    Street Life: La Federica