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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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A Great District of Barcelona

This is a great area that has many up market shops which are ideal for the discerning visiting tourist looking for up market designer clothes and those special labels

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great area that has many up market shops which are ideal for the discerning visiting tourist looking for up market designer clothes and those special labels

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This district groups five neighborhoods: L'Esquerra de l'Eixample, the New Esquerra de l'Eixample, Dreta de l'Eixample, Fort Pienc, Sagrada Família and Sant Antoni. It as numerous tourist attractions such as the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, the National Theater of Catalonia, L'Auditori, the Monumental Bullring, Casa de Punxes, as well as numerous Cinemas, theaters, restaurants,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This district is easy to reach by the Metro. Have a guide map handy. The attraction is the varying architecture especially by the the eccentric Gaudi. Again this was in 2014

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This area of Barcelona is synonymous with the World Famous Architect Antoni Gaudi with his houses that one can visit and discover the designs and inspirations that he later used on Sagrada Familia There's are a number of restaurants here but you will need to look closely as most are quite pricey - but if you search then you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With its attractions, narrow lanes, enthusiastic crowds, cafes, shopping areas and unique ambience, L'Eixample is classic, vintage Barcelona!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent stay in Barcelona I chose the L'Eixample District for a pre-cruise get away. Our hotel, The Alma made for the perfect location. There are so many things to see and do in this area. plenty of shopping, great restaurants. The Gaudi influence is everywhere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Nice area centrally located. Beautiful buildings everywhere you look. Good restaurants and plenty of good hotels to choose from.

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Parets del Valles, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I'm not sure about the reasons, but yes I'm sure, absolutely sure that Mr. Cerdà ,when receive the 'order' to 'plan' a new district for Barcelona has a "modernity's idea". No, it's not a mistake, before the idea was the 'modernity concept' and so he makes a really 'chef d'oeuvre' with the squared 'apples', with it's particular 'pati interior' for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

The central part of the old town.Very nice area for a walk,narrow cobbled streets,old stone buildings.You can find here some famous Gaudi creationa:Casa Batlo ,Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We had an apartment in L"Example, great shops and eateries, easy to use the metro to get around as well as the buses.Clean and safe.

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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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