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L'Eixample District

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Address: La Exaimple -- Center City, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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Activities: Shopping, Walking
Description: Barcelona's 19th-century historic district where visitors find works by...
Barcelona's 19th-century historic district where visitors find works by famous architects such as Gaudí and Ildefons Cerdà.
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Architectural Gem

If you know and/or love architecture this area is like a modernist candy store where you can see and visit two of Gaudi's most iconic buildings: Casa Mila and Batllo among other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Beverly Hills, California

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you know and/or love architecture this area is like a modernist candy store where you can see and visit two of Gaudi's most iconic buildings: Casa Mila and Batllo among other buildings by famous Catalan architects. Finish your visit with some shopping at Plaza de Catalunya.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our daughter was studying for her Masters in Barcelona since last September and took a flat in this district which we enjoyed very much and felt it was the place to be. Central and quiet from the chaos of Catalonia of Espania squares. Yet with all the amenities you need in terms of supermarkets, grocery stores, massage parlors, little family... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The area is packed with buildings of the art-nouveau style, the main ones advertised in the travel guides are stunning but going a block or 2 away from these and there are many equally beautiful ones but without the crowds. OK you can't go into them, but if you are lucky the door will be open and you'll get a... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is the district where we stayed which is very Central, where Catalunya Square is located, it is the heart of Barcelona for tourists

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We chose this for the great location near sants train station, metro and many sights. Because we went right before and after Semana Santa, we wanted to stay away from the huge crowds and noise at night. Didn't work! Everyone was loud all night and the floors and walls were paper thin. MThe staff tried hard but the place needed... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Feels like NYC with motorcycles, more chaotic traffic and a lack of skyscrapers. This is a mediterranian city, but don't bother looking for any public squares or a true culture of staying outside unless you don't mind traffic. We rarely rate anything so clearly negative, but for us Barcelona in general and Eixample in particular was an immense disappointment. Go... More 

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Kauniainen, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

In this area you can easily spend some nice time to eat some nice restaurants,, depending time of the day, Tapas or something else. Short walk to see Casa Mila and Casa Battlo. Those Gaudi houses make this area worth of visiting even this area has also something much more to offer

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The L'Eixample District is a central area in Barcelona. It is a completely mixed use district - shops, residential, commercial, entertainment etc. Main roads in theis area include - Avinguda Diagonal, Passeig de Gracia, Carrer d'Arago, Carrer Balmes, Rambla de Catalunya, etc. At parts extremely well laid out, expensive, 'posh' and at other parts in need of renovation.A lively central... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The tour is suitable for those who already know and explore the city. Barcelona Eixample district counts the geographical and architectural heart of Barcelona. The district lies in the elegant Passeig de Gràcia . Behind the impressive façade of the main streets of Eixample are slightly less familiar areas and public gardens and courtyards hidden from the old days. the... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Greenwich Village of Barcelona, it's where the elite meet to have a coffee at one of the many sidewalk cafes when they take a pause while walking their designer pooch. Some traditional shops remain, but trendy bars and tapas restaurants are taking over along with 24 hour convenience stores.

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Address: Address: La Exaimple -- Center City, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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