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.
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 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 Paseo de Colón goes parallel to the sea, but it is not a promenade because it is separated from the first line of the coast..... It runs from Via Layetana, at the height of La Barceloneta beach, to Portal de la Pau square and monument to Columbus, where it intersects with Las Ramblas. it was inaugurated in 1881.
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  • Passeig del Colom is a wide road, almost by the water's edge, lined with palm trees. It is quite beautiful and you would enjoy it even more if you were to take a walk along this lovely street. There a...  more »
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