Barcelona City Guide: Eixample

The new city: an extension to the north of the city built up at the end of the 19th c. It is the economic, commercial and fashion hub of Barcelona. To see: Gaudi’s main masterpieces.

Passeig de Gràcia : the Champs-Elysées of Barcelona. A wide avenue lined with the most famous modernist buildings: casa Mila, casa Battlo. The best fashion designers, hotels and luxury places.

Vinçon : n°96, decoration & design in an amazing Belle Epoque building.

Rambla Catalunya : extension of the famous Rambla. Restaurants, bars and terraces in the shade of the linden trees. In the nearby streets: trendy cafés, luxury boutiques, art galleries, etc.

Diagonale : a 12km long big avenue that crosses Eixample. All the “chic & not cheap” you could ever dream of: haute couture, jewellers, big hotels… the ultimate place to be.

La Sagrada Familia : Gaudi’s last masterpiece. This staggering cathedral, still under construction, is the symbol of Barcelona.

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