Organized in 1952, the Asociación del Passeig de Gracia de Barcelona (Association of Passeig de Gracia) is one of Barcelona’s oldest commerce and neighborhood associations. Its aim is to safeguard and promote the interests of its members and to watch out for the good upkeep and maintenance of the avenue. Passeig de Gracia is one of the world’s most renowned and important shopping streets, with an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad. It is unique for its Modernista buildings, designed by such notable architects as Gaudí, Puig i Cadafalch, and Domènech i Montaner, among others. The establishments of many of the top Spanish and international firms are to be found on this avenue, which forms a magnificent showcase of our city for the world to see.
One of the Association’s priority objectives is to serve the establishments on the avenue. We belong to the various municipal participation groups in the City and Commerce Forum and we help to support initiatives addressed to promoting Passeig de Gracia’s international appeal. Likewise, we cooperate on a number of projects and events that are carried out in the city and we offer advice on matters involving regulations or formalities with the City Council and other public bodies. Passeig de Gracia Association also watches out for the avenue’s safety, civic spirit, cleanliness and urban planning.
To promote Passeig de Gracia and give life to the avenue
To safeguard the interests of merchants, residents and visitors
To strengthen the image of Passeig de Gracia
Luis Sans, Santa Eulalia
from the Chairman of the Asociación del Passeig de Gracia de Barcelona
On behalf of Asociación del Passeig de Gracia, I am pleased to present you the guide Passeig de Gracia-Barcelona. The Luxury Promenade, in which you will find an outstanding selection of stores, restaurants, cultural spaces and emblematic buildings. We Barcelonians have always felt great admiration for Passeig de Gracia, the place of residence of our most prominent families, the avenue with the city’s best establishments and an elegant meeting point. As our esteemed guests, we invite you to stroll along Passeig de Gracia. You will surely be delighted by its splendid Modernista houses, its magnificent stores and outdoor café and dining terraces, and its exquisite cuisine. We wish you a hearty welcome to Barcelona and hope you will have a very pleasant stay. Luis Sans Chairman, Asociación del Passeig de Gracia de Barcelona.
Behind the Association
Board of directors
Chairman Luis Sans, Santa Eulalia
Vice-Chairman Gabriel Jené, La Mallorquina
Vice-Chairman Hubert Wiese, Alpervintage/ Bagués-Masriera
Treasurer Javier Julià, Alexandra Barcelona, a DoubleTree by Hilton
Secretary Margarita Farga, Grupo Farga-Fargii
Member Jordi Rabat, Rabat
Member Pilar Herrera, Burberry
Member Montse Dalmau, Loewe
Member Filipe Pereira, Louis Vuitton
Member Encarna Segura, Casa Batlló
Managing Director Carlota Hurtado
Secretariat Department Marta Benito
Community Manager Eva Romeu
Administration Maria Àngels Ciurana