For those looking for a unique area to live in Barcelona, we found the perfect place for you: Come to EIXAMPLE. An amazing district that was planned by Ildefonso Cerda in the early 20th century.
It’s mainly characterized by vast alleys and square residential blocks. A rather unusual structure in Europe up until now. All the streets meet at a right angle, with several outstanding Modernist buildings. The structure makes Eixample appear quite orderly.
The district has 6 subdivisions: Dreta de l’Eixample, Antigua Esquerra de l’Eixample, Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample, Fort Pienc, Sagrada Familia, and Sant Antoni. But it is mostly referred to as Esquerra (left) and Dreta (right). The Modernist buildings along the Diagonal Avenua have been maintained in quite a good condition, and have been built in a very proper and orderly way. It’s much cleaner and exalted than the rest of the city.
You will also find tons of sights in the neighborhood, such as on the PASSEIG DE GRÁCIA, Barcelona’s grand boulevard with lots of excellent restaurants, designer boutiques and two of Antoni Gaudí’s architectural works. The Casa Terrades, also known as Casa de les Punxes, is a magnificent building with apparent medieval elements. The Gothic castle is located right on the Diagonal Avenue, and its façade draws all attention to it.
You’ll find plenty of different architectural styles in this district, another major differentiator of the neighborhood. Masterpieces, such as the Casa Milá, for the noble family Milá, and the Casa Battló. His most famous work is the roman-catholic basilica SAGRADA FAMILIA which has built since 1882 and hasn’t been finished ever since. It is supposed to be ready by 2026, Gaudí’s 100th death year.
Sightseeing in Eixample
Architecture: Casa Milà (nicknamed La Pedrera), Casa Batlló, Sagrada Família, Casa Terrades, Casa Calvet, Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Golferichs, Torre Agbar, Hospital de Santa Creu i de Sant Pau, Escola Industrial.
Museum: Fundació Tàpies and Museu del Modernisme Català (MMCAT)
If you can’t wait to discover this place, book your appartment in Eixample and spend the time of your life in Barcelona!
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