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L'Eixample District

La Exaimple -- Center City, 08011 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #158 of 441 Activities in Barcelona
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Description: Barcelona's 19th-century historic district where visitors find works by famous architects such as Gaudí and Ildefons Cerdà.
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Winnipeg
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I stayed in this part of Barcelona for a week and preferred it to Bari Gottico. The architecture of the buildings is very beautiful. This was the area that Gaudi worked and lived in. It's a great area to stay if you don't want to be in the busy and tourist-overrun Bari Gottico. It's very upscale with the main shopping... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

example Barcelona is a good area for a variety of both gay and straight bars and restaurants with a great atmosphere ,and very relaxed because people of the med. don`t have so many hang ups about sexuality as the brits ,every just mixes and enjoys it

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Concord, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We enjoyed walking the district. Lots of clubs, bars and saunas to explore. Excellent hotels and restaurants in the area as well.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Both myself and my partner have visited Barcelona many many times but on this occasion we stayed in a new district. For the first time ever I genuinely felt that I had found somewhere that we would happily move our family to, and set up home in the Dreta L'Eixample district of Barcelona. This district is beautiful and classically designed... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The Passeig de Gracia had a Champs Elleyse feel to it. And the shops had a similar over-the-top nature. An entirely planned neighbourhood I felt safe strolling the streets at night and was supper impressed by the drivers respect for pedestrian rights

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This neighbourhood was a non-stop feast for architecture buffs. Much of it is so interesting and gorgeous. It really gives you a sense of the value that was placed on beauty for beauty's sake in the period that many of the structures were built; when form was as important as function. There are also quite a few really good restaurants.... More

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grand-pre,ns
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

if you like walking and admiring beautiful buildings . . .one of Barcelona great neighborhoods . .need I say more. It appears I do so that I have at least 100 characters

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Use the Barcelona walking tour and see a complete tour of all the modern architects buildings during the era. While you can only enter a couple, the exterior street view does give enough view to show the variations in style. The shops of the area are also varied

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Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Quiet residencial area close to all of Gaudi's works as well as Las Ramblas, El Born and the Old town. Cheap area to shop for food and drink. Easy to intergrate with people who live in Barcelona.

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Barcelona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

mainly offices and apartment buildings. except from passeig de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya, not much to see there...

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