Eixample Barcelona

Eixample Barcelona District

Passeig de Gracia in BarcelonaThe 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.

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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).


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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.

casabatlloThis resulted  in a transformation of the area into a treasure trove of modernista architecure.

The Golden Mile  encompasses Passeig de Gracia,  an upmarket area with amazing shops and Gaudi architecture such as the amazing Casa Mila and Casa Batlló.

casamilabarcelonaOften referred to as La Pedrera (quarry in Spanish) due to its stony appearance, it’s  a must to visit.

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)

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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.


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You can go through the Parc de la Ciutadella (city park) and then from here take Avinguda Icària onto Barceloneta.

It’s about a ten minute walk from Barcelona Zoo which is in the park.

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