Eixample Barcelona District
The Eixample is a very trendy and upmarket area of Barcelona with modern and structured large tree-lined avenues and boulevards full of lovely shops, restaurants, bars and hotels.
This part of the city is separated from the old quarter by Placa Catalunya.
The modern grid-like extension of the old city was built by affluent industrialists of the 19 century.
There are two main areas of the Eixample district – Esquera and Dreta (left and right). The right-hand side (Dreta) is very popular with tourists and known as the Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square).
Quadrat d’Or – Golden Square
Architects such as Gaudi and Puig i Cadafalch, were employed to build the most stunning and beautiful houses, for the wealthy upper classes of Barcelona.
The apartments, the mezzanine and the main staircase are stunning.
You can also visit the Espai Gaudi exhibition, dedicated to Gaudi’s life and architectural innovations ~ (See Barcelona Cultural Tours)
Barcelona Shopping Bus
Take the Barcelona shopping bus to visit all the top shopping locations in the Eixample district. As well as seeing all the shops, you will also see the famous Gaudi landmarks of Casa Milà (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló.
If you’re staying around Gran Via or Carrer Diputació (just off Passeig de Gracia), the Sagrada Familia is just a ten minute walk away from Plaça Tetuan.
At the end of either street is Carrer Marina, a few minutes from here is Carrer Mallorca where Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia is located.
A nice route to take to the beach from this area is to go down Passeig Sant Joan passing the Arc de Triomf with El Ribera/Born on your right.
It’s about a ten minute walk from Barcelona Zoo which is in the park.