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L'Eixample District, Barcelona

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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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Because the city's metro system makes traveling from area to area relatively painless, you have more flexibility in choosing a place to stay. Barceloneta, the neighborhood surrounding the city beach is somewhat removed from the city center, making its hotels popular with families. Only a 15-minute walk from the center, Barceloneta has a more laid-back beach atmosphere but still offers several restaurants and entertainment options. Farther away from the beach and closer to the city center, El Born is a charming neighborhood well-known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Eixample is also popular as it is more central and home to some of the city's best shopping and tourist sites, including La Sagrada Familia. For a more traditional experience, consider staying in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Old Barcelona. This picturesque neighborhood boasts a tight network of historical architecture with boutique hotels and traditional restaurants.
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  • L'Eixample District has been designed uniquely by single buildings covering complete city blocks. The blocks are square but the building are square with the corners cut off with 45 degree angles. Easy...  more »
  • L'Eixample is a great area to stay; you have the benefit of being close to the transport links, on lovely wide tree lined roads but you are close to the older parts of the city and also well located t...  more »
  • Stayed in this district. So many amazing sights. Every corner you turn you stumble upon something amazing. Great markets great architecture great art pieces dotted around the district. Stay here if yo...  more »