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Apartments in the Eixample Dreta

The Eixample is one of Barcelona’s 10 districts. It includes the neighborhoods of the Dreta de l’Eixample (right side), l’Esquerra de l’Eixample (left side), Sant Antoni, Sagrada Família, and Fort Pienc.

The Eixample was developed in the 19th century, after the city walls of Barcelona came down. In 1859, the Cerdà Plan was approved, and one year later, Queen Isabel II laid the first stone of what would eventually become one of the city’s most comfortable neighborhoods. Soon, the right side of the area (Eixample Dreta) became home to some of the capital’s most important companies, like the Elizalde factory.

Little by little, the Eixample developed into the neighborhood of the Catalan bourgeoisie, thanks in part to the artistic boom of Modernism, embodied today by world-famous buildings like the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller, Casa Lleó i Morera and Casa Rocamora.

With his urban plan, Cerdà designed an essentially egalitarian grid, based on a large network of perpendicular and horizontal cross-streets, all uniform in size and shape, with the exception of two diagonal boulevards (Diagonal and Avenida Meridiana), and the central thoroughfare, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes.

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  • Passeig de Gràcia

    Barcelona is a showcase of international brands and some of the world’s trendiest designers. The shopping experience here is unique, as it is pleasant to hop from shop to shop all year round, thanks to the city’s temperate climate.

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  • Monumental

    The construction of the Monumental Bull Ring was commissioned in 1914 by Pere Milà i Camps (owner of the Casa Milà – La Pedrera) to architect Joaquim Raspall.

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  • Santa Caterina Market

    Located in the Sant Pere section, Santa Caterina and la Ribera (Old City). Built on the grounds of what was once the Convent of Santa Caterina of Barcelona, this work, designed by Josep Mas i Vila and Josep Buxareu, exudes an eminent neoclassical style.

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  • Arc de Triomf

    The Arc de Triomf is the work of architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, and sits proudly at the intersection of Passeig de Lluís Companys, Passeig de Sant Joan and Ronda Sant Pere.

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  • Casa Lleó i Morera

    Casa Lleó i Morera was designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner in 1902.

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  • Palau de la Música

    The Palau de la Música Catalana (Catalan Music Palace) is the work of Modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

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  • Casa Calvet

    Casa Calvet is the first building Gaudí built in the Eixample, and is now deemed a National Cultural Asset.

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  • Sagrada Família

    The Sagrada Família is Gaudí’s gem, the preeminent representation of Catalan Modernism, a religious temple, a sanctuary of art, and a spectacular sight to behold.

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  • Park of the Ciutadella

    The Park of the Ciutadella is considered one of Barcelona’s greenest spots, located not too far from the maritime village of the Barceloneta.

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  • Beaches

    Barcelona has over 4.5 kilometers of continuous beachfront.

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  • Old-fashioned shops

    Barcelona is sprinkled with remnants of times past, embodied by businesses that have lasted for decades; and most of these century-old shops are simply not to be missed, as they mark and maintain the essence of centuries past.

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