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.

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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