The streets of the neighborhood of Eixample run in parallel and perpendicular direction to the sea. Thanks to this, the orientation of the apices of the apples coincide with the cardinal points and makes all its sides have direct sunlight during the day. In addition, the interior courtyards of the buildings, as well as the height of most of them, were designed in order to let the light enter directly to all the houses.
The Eixample district is plenty of places to visit, and even more if it is your first time in Barcelona. It is essential and almost mandatory to take a walk in the area while observing its wonderful architecture and wide streets. Also one of the neighborhoods best adapted to go through it by bike, thanks to its long bicycle lanes. It's good to forget the metro in Eixample, like that you will discover much more places while walking from one spot to another.
Plaça Catalunya - known as the nerve center of Barcelona city. You can get to it with almost all the metro lines.
Sagrada Familia - considered one of the longest architectural projects in the world, it has been under construction for 130 years. Due to the complexity of Gaudí's designs and the destruction of his plans in 1936, the cathedral it is expected to be completed in 2026.
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Passeig de Gràcia - famous street full of shops, where you can find the popular "block of discord" between the streets Consell de Cent and Aragó. known in this way because in the early twentieth century, the Catalonia's three great architects of the time, with their obvious style differences, built Casa Ametller by Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1900), Casa Lleó Morera by Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1906) and Casa Batlló (1906) by Antoni Gaudí.
Rambla Catalunya - like Passeig de Gràcia, this street links Plaça Catalunya with Avinguda Diagonal and has a wide central pavement, very spacious and comfortable, ideal for visitors to rest a moment while having a drink at one of its numerous terrace bars.
Casa Milà (La Pedrera) - World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Gaudí wanted to merge architecture with nature in this beautiful building. Visiting La Pedrera at night is highly recommended.
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Casa de les Punxes - wonderful gothis- inspired building by the modernist architect Puig i Cadafalch, located on Avenida Diagonal.
The best about the district, like in the rest of Barcelona, is to get lost in its streets and discover places that may not be appreciated by metro, we recommend walking from one tourist spot to another. You will surely discover hundreds of buildings, restaurantes, shops, etc. that will surprise you.
If you liked the neighborhood and would like to stay nearby, take a look at our apartment A21 very well located, only three blocks from Passeig de Gràcia.