Live in the Eixample district
Modern, current, avant-garde and exclusive. The Eixample district combines all the elements of a dynamic city like Barcelona. BARNES Barcelona reveals you in detail this zone of the city and all areas and neighborhoods of Barcelona.
The Barcelonian Ensanche (l'Eixample) is the reference area of Barcelona. Leaving aside the history and the timeless value of the Ciutat Vella, the district of l'Eixample is the most important in the city and where the main life of Barcelona takes place. If you are looking to live in Barcelona, you will most likely be interested in living in one of its streets and avenues like the elegant Passeig de Gràcia, the famous Ramblas or streets locally known as Pau Claris, Balmes or Passeig de Sant Joan. In the Eixample there are lively streets such as Enric Granados, Aribau or Muntaner with many restaurants and leisure offers.
Eixample: a modern area
The Eixample marks a before and after in the history of the city of Barcelona. Not only for being the modernism reference district, but for the urban order that has generated in the city with the "Cerdá plan". Architectural and cultural references of the city standout such as La Pedrera, La Casa Batlló and the unmistakable Sagrada Familia, world icon of the city of Barcelona and main example of the work of Antoni Gaudí. In addition, there are other important buildings such as Casa Amatller, Casa de les Punxes, the Palau del Baró de Quadras or the old bullring of the Monumental.
Eixample: a dynamic district
A district with life and the liveliest of Barcelona. It is the district with the largest population of Barcelona with more than 260 thousand inhabitants. Historically, this is the set of neighborhoods around the medieval walls collapsed in the nineteenth century.
Currently, it is an area full of Catalan modernist style buildings and where you can find the most valued premium locations to buy an apartment, always looking for the closeness to Plaça de Catalunya, Paseo de Gracia, Rambla de Catalunya or important points such as Urquinaona, Provença , Hospital Clinic, Plaça de Tetuán or the Sant Antoni neighborhood. The highlight is the regal properties that conserve architectural elements of the age in most cases well renovated and preserved.
At the moment it is a famous district where the best restaurants and bars of the city are located. A fashionable area full of shops and clothing stores. Restaurants like Lasarte, Tickets, Gresca, Disfrutar or Mordisco. Stores like Santa Eulalia, Bel or Pretty Ballerinas, "concept stores" like Jaime Beriestain or the famous gastronomic multi-space "El Nacional ".
Eixample is living in a modernist property.
Living in the beautiful buildings of the Eixample is a luxury. It is the favorite area of both foreigners and locals. The highlights are their beautiful regal buildings, their south facing terraces to enjoy the sun, private passages in the center just a few steps from the busiest streets or quiet inner courtyards with beautiful private gardens. In addition the height of the floor of its homes which usually are between 3 and 4 meters high is very characteristic
Eixample is also living in an apartment with terrace or balcony.
Finding that small corner that gives us calm is essential to find your ideal apartment in the Eixample. It is the favorite area of both foreigners and locals. They emphasize their beautiful regal properties, their south facing terraces to enjoy the sun, private passages in the center just a few steps from the busiest streets or quiet inner courtyards with beautiful private gardens. In addition, the height of the floor of their homes is very characteristic, they usually are between 3 and 4 meters high.
Eixample: Close to popular markets
Having a nearby market with fruits, vegetables and quality raw material is a plus to find your flat in Eixample. The Eixample stands out for the variety of options with many important markets such as the Mercat de Sant Antoni, recently renovated in 2018, El Mercat del Ninot or Mercat de la Concepció and its well-known Navarro florist.
Eixample is synonymous of good connection by public transport.
The Eixample has the most important transport connections in the city. On one hand, the Sants station, in the center Passeig de Gracia and Plaça Catalunya and on the other hand, the Barcelona Nord bus station. Almost all the metro lines that enter the city of Barcelona from L1 Metro to L7 pass through l'Eixample. Also the Rodalies or the railway services.
In addition, we find most of the heart of the city center such as the Diagonal, Gran Via de Les Corts, Carrer de Aragó, Carrer de València or even the Parallel that passes through one of the edges of the Sant Antoni neighborhood.
¿Living in Esquerra de l’Eixample or Dreta de l’Eixample?
The length of the Eixample is very wide. Therefore, there is a clear division between an eastern zone (Dreta or Right) and a western zone (Esquerra or Izquierda). Each zone has its advantages.
In Esquerra we find closeness to Plaça de Espanya, Zona Alta and Sants. La Dreta is located near the Sagrada Familia, the Gothic and the Born. In the middle of the two zones, we have the most important streets already mentioned: Balmes, Paseo de Gracia and the Rambla de Catalunya that connect directly to the heart of the city in the Plaça de Catalunya.
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