Street names of Barcelona

This City Council site has this fascinating database of the origin of street names in Barcelona. In English, Spanish and Catalan.

http://www.bcn.es/nomenclator/english/

Paral·lel, Avinguda del

This public highway was officially opened on 8th October 1894. The name comes from the fact that the street runs along the earth’s parallel of latitude 41º22’34”, north; all be it in very rough terms from a strictly scientific point of view.

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