International Volvo Photo Locations Part 263
Carrer del Comte de Salvatierra is a street in Barcelona, Spain.
It is located in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi distric, close to the Avinguda Diagonal. Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is one of the biggest districts of Barcelona, situated on the north-west of the city, surrounded by the districts of Les Corts, Gràcia, and Eixample i Horta-Guinardo and by the villages of Sant Just, Sant Feliu, Molins de Rei, and Sant Cugat. It is formed by the old villages of Sarrià (added to Barcelona in 1927), Vallvidrera (added to Sarrià in 1890), Santa Creu d’Olorda (added to Sarrià in 1916), and Sant Gervasi (“Saint Gervasius”) de Cassoles (added to Barcelona in 1897). The first written document found about Sarrià dates from the year 987, and the origins of the village are a Roman colony. The old Monestir de Pedralbes belonged to the village of Sarrià, and it is now the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
At the end of this street you will find Carrer de Balmes, named after the Catalan philosopher and ecclesiastic Jaume Balmes and this is one of the most important avenues in Barcelona. It was devised in 1859 as part of Ildefons Cerdà urban plan.
Balmes is along Carrer Muntaner the longest road stretching from the sea towards the mountainside. It starts in the crossing of Pelai and Bergara streets and crosses the Eixample and Sant Gervasi districts, ending in Plaça John Fitzgerald Kennedy, by Avinguda del Tibidabo and Tramvia Blau. The Sant Gervasi part of the street was constructed after 1908.
Carrer de Balmes is also part of the so-called Gaixample, Barcelona’s gay village and hosts one of its most famous clubs, Arena.
Banc Sabadell is headquartered at the crossing of Carrer de Balmes with Avinguda Diagonal.
More information at www.barcelonaturisme.com.