Portal de l'Àngel
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Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Catalunya • 5 min walk
  • Urquinaona • 5 min walk
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Carpies2
Linz, Austria23 contributions
Jun 2022
We chose this hotel because of its location. The hotel is central with easy access to the subway and the hop on, hop off bus tour. We found an excellent tapas restaurant (Andurina, C Comtal 30) a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel staff were very attentive, helpful providing suggestions for restaurants and attractions. The pool and courtyard was most enjoyable especially after a day of sightseeing in the extreme heat. Guell Park and Familia Sagrada are a must see!
Written 19 September 2022
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Colototex
Sugar Land, TX34 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This hotel’s location in relation to restaurants, shopping, Metro/Bus, attractions is perfect with clean street and building.
Written 30 June 2022
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David H
Tel Aviv, Israel14 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Great location,great service.
Close to every where by walk.
Excellent breakfast.
The staff is great and helping with any need.
Written 13 April 2022
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Rajai N
5 contributions
Jan 2020
From the luxury stores and modernist buildings to the old neighborhood called Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), the Portal de l'Angel is a must visit in Barcelona, prepare for a day full of shopping, street food, and nice walks, me and my wife enjoyed great foods, Ice Cream, Torrons, and great prices in luxury shops ( New Year's discounts :), In addition to great history and Churches.
Written 22 January 2020
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Ori L
Petah Tiqwa, Israel1,479 contributions
Dec 2019
I liked this street much more than the Ramblas , it's purely more interesting in aspects of sights of it's main purpose you can find here lot of shops from low-mid to high prices.
Written 12 January 2020
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Luciafernandez62
Caracas, Venezuela561 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Portal de l'Angel is a very popular pedestrian avenue (avinguda in Catalan, avenida in Spanish) that will bring you from the elegant area of Passeig de Gracia, with its luxury stores and modernist buildings to the old neighborhood called Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), with its narrow medieval streets and its impressive Cathedral.

At this avinguda you will always find crowds. You can shop at places like HM, the Disney Store, or the large Corte Ingles dedicated to sports. You can have a delicious ice cream or purchase traditional Catalonian sweets such as torrons (nougats), stuffed almonds or marzipan figures at Planelles Donat. You can sit for a while at the oldest fountain in Barcelona. You can simply stroll and explore this interesting area of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

During the Middle Ages, this area was located outside the Roman walls of the city, and what is now the pedestrian street was actually the bed of a stream that carried residual waters.

On 1419, Saint Vicente Ferrer visited Barcelona, during a terrible plague outbreak. An angel spoke to him and explained that he was there to protect the city. After the threat of the plague ended, the sculpture of a Guardian Angel was placed here and the street got its name.
Written 17 July 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,60,530 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Portal de l'Angel is a pedestrianised shopping street and probably one of Barcelona's best known streets. There is a branch of El Corte Inglés department store just opposite Placa de Catalunya which I like because you can shop and have lunch in air conditioned comfort. However if walking and shopping is your thing, then you can't go wrong on this street. Mostly it's usual suspects of ubiquitous brands, plus a few local speciality shops. I did get the impression that the prices are a little higher here than off the street.
Written 16 July 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,475 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great place for shopping and some food, but really nothing much different then Las Ramblas, and slightly overrated in my opinion.
Written 10 July 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia41,687 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a shopping street. But it comes with a catch. You can shop till you drop, provided you have the cash to go with it, or you can window-shop till you drop and it will cost you nothing at all. The choice is yours. This is the most expensive shopping street in Spain, both for shoppers and shop owners! There are some really terrific shops here and you will have the time of your life going in and out of them. And the architecture of the buildings in this street is also fantastic, just like in most parts of Barcelona. After shopping you can relax in the beautiful Placa de Catalunya. This is a place that gives you a lot of pleasure and asks nothing in return. Enjoy!
Written 12 May 2019
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The street starts from Plaza Catalunya and takes you to the Cathedral and Barri Gothic district.

It's one of the city's most visited street with plenty of shops and beautiful buildings.
Written 7 May 2019
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