Above El Barrio Gotico to the right is Plaza Urquinaona and the start of the Eixample Dreta (right) district.
- Here you’ll find high-end shopping, some of the best-value housing.
- The vast majority of the city’s modernist treasures. Architecture by revered Catalan son Antoni Gaudí, among others, dot the tree-lined boulevards of Barcelona’s largest district.
- L’Exiample is actually divided into two parts, L’Eixample Esquerra (left extension), which stretches south of the major thorough are Passeig de Gràcia, and L’Eixample Dreta (right extension), which stretches to the north. Prices tend to be higher in the L’Eixample Dreta.
- Both have a mixture of high-end and more modest housing, with loads of shops, restaurants, schools and other services filling the first and second floors of early 20th-century buildings dedicated to housing or office space.
- Radiating out from the intersection of Carrer Aragó and Carrer Consell de Cent in L’Eixample Esquerra is Barcelona’s major gay neighbourhood, commonly referred to as “Gay-xample.”
Public transport — buses and metro lines — make moving around a breeze.
L’Eixample is a convenient neighborhood where both families and young professionals will feel comfortable. A mostly residential neighborhood that’s surprisingly quiet at night, the apartments tend to be airy and spacious with elevators, and lots of natural light.
The Catalan bourgeois lives here. This is where people who want prestige lives. The apartments here are big , old style , elegante and very expensive.
L’Exiample is well connected – you can get by metro all over Barcelona. The restaurants here are mostly Catalan upscale food and the stores are all nice.