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Address: La Exaimple -- Center City, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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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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Modern urban planning

The business and commercial center of Barcelona is designed in the 19th century, as a part of the revolutionary urban plan with long straight streets, crossed by wide avenues and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rijeka, Croatia

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The business and commercial center of Barcelona is designed in the 19th century, as a part of the revolutionary urban plan with long straight streets, crossed by wide avenues and characteristical octagon blocks. The best known buildings from famous modernism period in Catalan architecture, are situated here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is the best area to book a hotel in, while in Bcn. Take a look at the city's map and you will find out that it is easy to access any area of this great city from Exiample! It is packed with nice and great hotels plus club and tons of places to eat tapas, even places that are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this area...great bars and restaurants...it's buzzy and clean..always something going on here....

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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

L'Eixample is a good example (pun intended) of a modern area with wide boulevards and palm-lined streets. There are oodles of shops and restaurants all along this strip.

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We lived in this quarter and we saw the best things in here. Gaudi was everywhere ;-) and there were restaurants and cafes everywhere we went (not to speak about the buildings!). Eixample district = unforgettable memories in your life

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Best neighbourhood to stay in Barcelona. Packed with restaurants, walking distance to La Pedrera by Gaudi and has two subway lines.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Gaudi everywhere. How can you go wrong? See a building, grab a Tapa (repeat.) It's hustle and bustle surrounded by great architecture and culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We had a walking tour in our guide book but found ourselves taking a brute force approach to this neighborhood by going up and down every street bounded by Avinguda Diagonal on the north, Carrer del Bruc on the east, Carrer del Consell de Cent on the south and the Rambla de Catalunya on the west. This is the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The L'Eixample is a wonderful district with many major and beautiful tree-lined streets and close to many attractions, all in walking distance We stayed at The Best Western Dante while we were in Barcelona and had no trouble in getting around once we became accustomed to the street layouts. The front office desk at any hotel will be able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Eixample is the modern barrio of the city built in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a square grid of streets. The Passeig de Gracia is the most elegant avenue, with upscale stores. One can stroll at the Passeig de Gracia and see all the very good stores there.

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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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