The Avinguda Parallel, also called the little Broadway Avenue and Avenue of the Theatres, as you can find many theatres and some clubs where to attend a play, a concert or party all night long, is one of the main arteries of the city. Officially opened in 1894, it is a big multicultural avenue where you find great entertainment, cultural and gastronomical offers for its citizens and Barcelona’s visitors. And the best part is that you won’t have to walk very far from our beautiful boutique hotel since we’re conveniently located in its avenue’s heart.
The name of this avenue isn’t just a coincidence, as its layout coincides with a terrestrial parallel, specifically 41º22’34 “; it serves as the physical unification of the neighbourhoods of Raval and Sant Antoni, with Poble Sec and Montjuïc. Since its origins, the avenue was primarily linked to the world of entertainment, full of cabarets, theatres and a variety of halls filled this avenue with life and joy, especially during the golden age of the theatres in the first half of the XX century.
But this avenue is much more than just entertainment theatres. Besides being a beautiful drive that takes you from Plaça Espanya to Plaça Drassanes where you find Barcelona’s harbour, you can find ancient sites, parks and delicious restaurants where to delight your senses with the big variety of gastronomy the neighbourhood has to offer. It is a joint of multicultural setting that you cannot miss when visiting the city.