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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  • August 20, 2017
    The area offers beautiful old churches and buildings. You find pituresque narrow streets with typical Flair and style. Nice little shops offer everything from Food, Jewels to Bags and Clothing. You fi...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Walking through this art deco area of Barcelona is a delight - the buildings and architectural design are fascinating. But - remember to look up!! The roof tops and their decorations are amazing!  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I saw a time in the area of l'Eixample and truth I love the architecture of the building the real concept of Europe, and everything is nearby has everything one needs to live in a comfortable way
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Where to stay in Barcelona

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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