Eixample is a large area north of Plaça de Catalunya spreading left and right of Passeig de Gràcia which is the heart of the district and the line that cuts the area into “Eixample left” and “Eixample right”.
The whole area is set out in a grid with each block having an inner courtyard. This means that it is hard to get lost in Eixample and easy to find places.
Eixample is famous for a high-class residential and shopping area. Here you will find most of Barcelona’s international designer shops, art galleries, La Pedrera, Casa Battlo. Eixample is a safe residential part of the city, it is a beautiful area to walk around and enjoy glorious architecture. Here you can find some of the best and most expensive restaurants of the city.
Transport to and from the area is good. There are several metro stations, as well as the FGC train. However, the area is central and most other parts of the city are within walking distance.
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