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L'Eixample District

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Address: La Exaimple -- Center City, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona's 19th-century historic district where visitors find works by...

Barcelona's 19th-century historic district where visitors find works by famous architects such as Gaudí and Ildefons Cerdà.

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Wonderful area to walk/run

Our first morning in Barcelona I ran from Las Ramblas to Park Guelph through L'Eixample district. The following day we walked from Sagrada Familia to Casa Mila. In both cases it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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GREEN BAY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first morning in Barcelona I ran from Las Ramblas to Park Guelph through L'Eixample district. The following day we walked from Sagrada Familia to Casa Mila. In both cases it was wonderful to see the amazing architecture and more over the Barcelona people going about their daily life with many small green spaces of people walking dogs, playing with... More 

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Tinahely, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Barcelona once consisted of several different small villages (which are now the names of the areas, like Poblenou, PobleSec etc), where each had their own specific trade. When the city started growing, Eixample was built. NY style. It basically connects all the different areas with each other, so getting an hotel there is a wise decision. Make sure you look... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture of this area is simply amazing. If you look at your feet as you walk along Passeig de Gracia, you will see the paving stones weave their marine-inspired pattern which was designed by Gaudi. Look upward, and there is a succession of stunning buildings. So much to see. So much history.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful district to explore while in Barcelona. The district includes numerous attractions, restaurants, shops and markets. You can easily spend over half a day here, exploring the district.

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Province Of Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We chose a hotel in this district and we're delighted at how easy it was to get to all the attraction and sites. Familiarise yourself with the Metro system and buy a multi-journey ticket. This will get you everywhere you want to go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We enjoy exploring this district especially with the buildings and off streets, again it does not matter if you get lost in the day time as you are on holiday.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We came for an evening and strolled around L'Eixample. A lot of interesting buildings, the majority well maintained. Don't forget to check one of the around 100 inner yards (patios) which are accessible for visitors.

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Par, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Loved this area of Barcelona. Has absolutely everything you could wish for, amazing restaurants, superb hotels & apartments, tourist attractions, just everything you need for a wonderful holiday

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The Gothic District is the soul of Barcelona, but the Gaudi buildings are worth the visit to L'Eixample. Sagrada Familia is extraordinary and a must see. Make sure you go inside. The other two Gaudi buildings on Passeig de Gracia are also worth a visit. The roads in L'Eixample are wide and open. Passeig de Gracia also has Prada-esque stores,... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great area that has many up market shops which are ideal for the discerning visiting tourist looking for up market designer clothes and those special labels

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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