Avinguda Diagonal avenue in Barcelona

Avinguda Diagonal avenue in Barcelona

Important avenue and shopping street in Barcelona. (Called Avenida Diagonal in Spanish language) Av Diagonal runs diagonally from west to east, hence the name.

It was part of the plan for the 19th century l'Eixample extension of Barcelona designed by Ildefons Cerdà as one of the city's two wide avenues, the other being Avinguda Meridiana.

Both avenues meet at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, which Cerdà planned as the new city centre.

Plaça Glories never reached it's glory and instead Plaça de Catalunya which was also a part of the Cerdà plan became the new city center because it was conveniently placed between the old medieval city and the new 19th century extension.

Avinguda Diagonal today is a main traffic and shopping road with many high-end designer stores.

Av Diagonal starts in the Les Corts district on the western edge of the city and runs all the way down to the sea in to the Sant Martí district on the eastern edge of Barcelona. It is about 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) long.

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