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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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Casa Mila and Casa Battlo

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Kauniainen, Finland
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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586 helpful votes 586 helpful votes
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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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We walked back from the outskirts of Barcelona through eixample district back to las ramblas. This was worth venturing to, and visiting the shops, markets along the way.

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Barcelona, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We visited this area the last day of our vacations. We wanted to visit a traditional neighbour without many tourists, so we visited it. Our choice was very good, we walked in the area and finally we enjoyed a well-tasted sagria in placa del sol.

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Vilnius
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

First, I found one gallery. There I found a map for modern art galleries in Barcelona. The density was the highest in 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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