Characterized by its typical streets and known as the newer part of Barcelona. You will definitely recognize Eixample by its modernist design and its rational urban layout in comparison with the rest of the city. When looking at the map of Barcelona, Eixample can be easily spotted. This neighbourhood is considered a high-class residential zone as well as a shopping area with international designer brands such as Chanel and MaxMara.
The main street for shopping is Passeig de Gràcia, which is in the heart of Eixample, where you can find major brand stores, many of the most popular works of Gaudi, such as Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, and the popular Casa Amatller designed by Puig i Cadafalch. This street also separates the Eixample into two parts, "Left Eixample" and "Right Eixample".
The right wing is the older of the two, and therefore has most of the impressive architecture, which is why it is named the Golden Square. Some of its tourist attractions are Casa Lleó Morera, Palace of Robert and all of the previously mentioned in Passeig de Gràcia. The left wing has the Sagrada Familia basilisk, the Palace of Baró de Quadras, Casa Àsia, Casa Calvet and Casa Terrades “Les Puntxes”.
At the end of Passeig de Gràcia, you will find Plaça Catalunya, the biggest and busiest square of the city, which connects you with the main streets of Barcelona, such as Las Ramblas, Portal de L’Angel and Passeig de Gràcia.
If you are interested in visiting museum or foundations in Eixample, we recommend the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona, the Catalan Modernism Museum, the Museum of Music, Antoni Tàpies foundation, Francisco Godia foundation and Joan Brossa foundation.
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