The Eixample Dreta
The Eixample is one of the 10 districts of Barcelona. It includes the neighbourhoods of Dreta de l'Eixample (right), Esquerra de l'Eixample (left), Sant Antoni, Sagrada Família and Fort Pienc.
The Eixample emerged during the 19th century, after the walls of Barcelona were demolished. Subsequently, the Cerdà Pla was approved in 1859 and one year later Queen Isabel II laid the first stone of what was to become one of Barcelona's most affluent neighbourhoods. Initially, the right-hand side of the Eixample (Eixample Dreta) was home to some important companies, such as the Elizalde factory.
Passeig de Gràcia
Barcelona is a showcase for international brands and the most fashionable designers. It is a unique city to stroll from shop to shop all year round, thanks to the climate.
The construction of the Monumental bullring was commissioned in 1914 by Pere Milà i Camps (owner of the Casa Milà - La Pedrera) to the architect, Joaquim Raspall.
Santa Caterina Market
Located in the district of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera (Ciutat Vella). Built on the site of the Convent of Santa Caterina in Barcelona, it was designed by Josep Mas i Vila and Josep Buxareu in the neoclassical style.
Arc de Triomf
The Arc de Triomf is the work of the architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas and is located at the junction of Passeig de Lluís Companys, Passeig de Sant Joan and Ronda Sant Pere.
Lleó i Morera House
The Casa Lleó i Morera was designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner in 1902.
Palau de la Música
The Palau de la Música Catalana was the masterpiece of the modernist architect Lluís Domènechi Montaner, built between 1905 - 1908 and declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
The Casa Calvet is the first building built by Gaudí in the Eixample and is considered a Cultural Asset of National Interest.
The Sagrada Família is Gaudí's jewel, the maximum representative of Catalan Modernism, a religious temple and also a sanctuary of art, which invites you to contemplate it.
The Ciutadella Park is considered one of the green lungs of Barcelona and is located a short distance from the seaside neighbourhood of Barceloneta.
Barcelona has more than 4.5 kilometres of beaches, which are interconnected from end to end.
Barcelona is full of testimonies of the past that still survive today. That's why it's essential to stop off at the centenary shops.