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8 things to do and see in La Eixampla area.

La Eixample, or extension, is a neighbourhood characterised by its grid street layout and was built from 1850 to 1900 to expand housing in Barcelona. La Eixampla surrounds the medieval centre of Barcelona comprising the neighbourhoods of Raval, gotico and El Born. La Eixampla is divided into two halves, left and right divided by the main street of passeig de Gracia from Plaza Catalunya.

La Eixampla is best described as a safe residential area with high class shopping areas and vibrant cafe culture. It is here that you will find some of the best, and most expensive, restaurants in town. The buildings in La Eixampla are of an art nouveau design with beautiful facades and balconies. It is also home to plent of Catalan Modernism masterpieces like Recinte modernista Sant Pau, Casa Batllo, Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera.

Transport wise the blue and red metro lines pass through la Eixampla horizontally while the green line runs under passeig de Gracia and the FGC lines run under Rambla de Catalunya.

Happy Exploring!

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

Partially completed, Antoni Gaudi designed, modernist gothic art nouveau cathedral. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Updated: Sep 14, 2021

Casa Mila aka La Pedrera Modernist House

Casa Mila aka La Pedrera Modernist House

Casa Mila, Known as La Pedrera (the rock) is a former grand residence (and now museum) commissioned by Pere Mila and designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1906.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Recinte Modernista Sant Pau

Recinte Modernista Sant Pau

Museum in a former Grand hospital built in the style of Modernism, designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Parc Joan Miro

Parc Joan Miro

Modern Park with children's play area, public library and sculptures that was founded in 1979 on the site of the city's former municipal slaughterhouse.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Barcelona Arenas Shopping Centre

Barcelona Arenas Shopping Centre

Bull fighting arena 1900 to 1977, Closed 2000 - 2011 for remodelling to convert it to shopping complex. 360 degree panoramic viewpoint roof terrace.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Casa Batllo Modernist House

Casa Batllo Modernist House

Private residence remodelled by Antoni Gaudi in 1904 in style of modernist art nouveau. Famous for bright coloured tiles. First floor & roof open as a museum.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2021

La Modelo Former Prison

La Modelo Former Prison

Former prison Opened in 1904 and closed 2017 that was used for political prisoners during the era of Franco is now a museum.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Avenida Antonio Gaudi

Avenida Antonio Gaudi

Pedestrian street linking La Sagrada Familia with Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau and decorate with ornate wrought iron lamposts designed by Pere Falques.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2021

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