Travessera de Gràcia

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Spain, Barcelona

Travessera de Gràcia is a street in Barcelona named after Gràcia, a district it crosses, even though it spans two more districts. It starts in Plaça de Francesc Macià in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, and ends in Carrer de Cartagena in Horta-Guinardó, where one of the landmarks of the city, the Hospital de Sant Pau stands. Its central part follows the outline of a medieval road, Via Francisca, documented in 1057. Its current name was approved in 1932. Before 1867, it was known as Travesera, with the older spelling and no reference to the neighbourhood, since Gràcia was an independent village. Other names the street had were Orden and Solar. One of the main markets of the city in its heyday is also on this street: Mercat de l'Abaceria Central, which opened in 1892.