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L'Eixample District

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Address: La Exaimple -- Center City, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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Activities: Walking, Shopping
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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Testimony to the wealth and power of the Barcelona industrial bourgeoisie that commissioned and paid for them, the buildings along the streets that comprise the grid of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Barcelona, España
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

L'Eixample is one of the most wonderful areas in Barcelona. It is impossible to get lost due to its structure and walking through the streets you will discover wonderful buildings. Nice and curious shops can be found too!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Testimony to the wealth and power of the Barcelona industrial bourgeoisie that commissioned and paid for them, the buildings along the streets that comprise the grid of the Eixample district are a delight at every step. Keep looking up to appreciate the exquisite details of wrought-iron balconies and intricate facades. By far my favourite neighbourhood in this gorgeous city, it... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Walking the district is easy and free. Recently on trips we have gotten into exploring neighborhoods on foot and this neighborhood has some interesting streets and courtyards as well as intriguing facades to explore. It will give you a sense of the pervasiveness of Gaudi's work in this city.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was by far my favorite neighborhood in Barca. It's a very nice neighborhood, not crowded, with original architecture everywhere and many nice restaurants, bars and shops. I really think this is an underrated area, whereas Las Ramblas is wayyy overrated. I'd highly recommend taking a stroll there for at least 1-2 hours.

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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 382 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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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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