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Paral·lel

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The Montmartre of Barcelona

Sant Pau del Camp
Mercat de les Flors
Museu d'Arqueologia
Museu Etnològic
Teatre Grec

Last century Paralelo was the symbol of the industrialization of Barcelona, but when the Barrio del Raval or Barrio Chino reached Paralelo this changed its atmosphere, filling it with bars, theatres, cabarets and cafés with live music.

It became the Montmartre of Barcelona. In the post-war period Paralelo lost a lot of its splendour, and only the Teatre Arnau and El Molino (closed from 1997 aprox.) remained from all its theatres, and with the modernization of the neighbourhood and of the city other premises arose, such as the discotheque Studio 54 (now closed) or the Apolo, and also pornographic venues such as the Bagdad, and various cinemas which invaded the empty theatre halls: the Nuevo, Regio Palace, etc.

The Montjuďc Funicular leaves from Paralˇlel underground station. Renewed in 1991, it takes you to the Montjuich funfair (closed at the moment).

   
   
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