its name indicates, it was designed in the CerdÓ plan as cross link
between the Eixample and the
upper part of the city, and as a wide avenue where the upper middle
classes could show themselves off, although it is now one of the
main arteries of the city with very dense traffic.
VIDAL QUADRAS: MUSEU DE LA M┌SICA
constructed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch between the years 1904 and
1906 and situated at Avinguda Diagonal 373, at the corner of Pau
Claris. Since 1980 the Casa Vidal-Quadras has housed the Museum
of Music, which exhibits a collection of musical instruments from
the 16th century to the present.
is the museum of music with the most and the best objects in Spain.
You can see, for example, a saxophone made by its inventor, Adolphe
Sax, and various popular instruments such as the Tenora (an instrument
similar to the oboe) of the Catalan folklorist Pep Ventura.
at Avinguda Diagonal 442 and designed by Salvador Valeri i Pupurull,
who directed the building work between 1906 and 1911.
DomŔnech i EstapÓ built it in 1909. It is at Diagonal 424. It is
the only church in Spain built in the image and likeness of Byzantine
TERRADES: LES PUNXES
is the most spacious building of the whole of the Eixample, a triangular-shaped
property located between the streets Ll˙ria and Bruch. It was built
quickly by the architect Josep Puig y Cadafalch between 1903 and
1905. Casa Terrades was completely restored at the end of the 80s.