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L'Eixample District

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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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We enjoyed walking the area with its fine older buildings--along with some ugly new ones. It's a nice contrast with the area below placa Catalunya

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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sta barbara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking the area with its fine older buildings--along with some ugly new ones. It's a nice contrast with the area below placa Catalunya

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Oksboel, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eixample is the district of Barcelona north and northwest of the old city, Ciutat Vella. Eixample is contructed in 19th and early 20th centuries. Eixample has long straight streets, and most buildings have 5-6 floors. In most parts of Eixample, you will find fewer tourists than in Ciutat Vella. Eixample has a normal local life. We stayed there for 8... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandered this way north of Plaça de Catalunya. A fine street down the middle with some Gaudi houses that are fun to see/visit. Otherwise, not much that was really that interesting.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

My hotel is this area and I loved it. The location is perfect. Walking area to pretty much everything. Lots of good restaurants, cafes and bars nearby. Also a great to stroll and do some window shopping.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

My friends and I stayed in this neighborhood and enjoyed every minute of it. It is a very historical and pleasant area to stay. It is also very safe, The other thing we loved was the proximity to all attractions. We walked everywhere and were literally in the middle of all attractions we wanted to visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We spent a week in an apartment in L 'Eixample, what a lovely place, wide roads with trees and green space between roads with bike paths and benches. Lots of cafes and bars to sit and people watch as well as some really excellent restaurants to fit all budgets.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

this neiborhood was built because of the great increase in Barcelona's population after the World Expo of 1888 (which changed the city forever, as have the 1992 Olimpic Games), right in the time when Gaudi was alive. And there lie most of his precious architecture. Wonderful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel was in the L'Eixample district - so we spent much time here over our 10 day visit. It is a more expensive area of Barcelona - but very safe to walk around and enjoy the beautiful architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent two weeks in an apartment in this neighborhood. The area was an extension of Barcelona over a hundred years ago and it was beautifully planned. The streets are basically a grid of one way streets, with a couple of large streets crossing it diagonally. At each intersection, the building fronts are chamfered, meaning the buildings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

This area is beautiful and all the architecture is amazing. It is however one of the more priciest areas of the city. You Still can find cheap restaurants but make sure you go off the main streets. Very gay friendly area too

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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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