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L'Eixample District, Barcelona

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Historic Walking Area
L'Eixample District is a 19th-century historic area filled with fine restaurants, shops, and breathtaking architecture around every corner. Many modern architects are featured here alongside the famous Gaudí and Ildefons Cerdà. Find a map of the area beforehand to locate and name the buildings, as there are no descriptions available on site. Popular with locals and travelers alike, this area has a relaxed atmosphere where you can feel at ease walking at night. If you would like to spend more time here, there is plenty of accommodation available. A visit to L'Eixample District represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Barcelona itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • With new shopping and dining hub of Barcelona. Lined with luxury shops, and Casa Mila and Casa bad yo, etc. It's a good idea to go in the streets clean.
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  • Modern Barcelona is born in the Eixample, designed by engineer and city planner who has its magic and its unique design: Cerdà. The area is the result of one of the most splendid history of the city, when finally defined as the engine of contemporary Catalonia and breaks with the past medieval walls, demolished in the middle of the 19th century. The best creative expression of the moment is the modernist architectural style that permeates the neighborhood, with an accumulation of great heritage value buildings, under the reign of the Holy family, make a set without equivalent in Europe. With its urban plan, designed Cerda egalitarian city, where there are different neighborhoods and other public services are spread evenly throughout. A city to live, which prevents overcrowding of the traditional houses in the old town nearby.
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  • Symmetry to infinity. All the same square blocks with at the bottom of shops and each corner is bevelled. All the blocks and streets have the same size. Very heavy traffic, never seen so many scooters seen together. Virtually all one way traffic and on every street corner a traffic light to be able to cross.
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