Eixample

In this tag you’ll find all our posts related to the largest district of Barcelona: the Eixample district. Because you are likely to spend a lot of time here, no matter if you stay there (we have posts about the best hotels in the area!), or just sightseeing (we discuss the top modernist sites you must see there, many of them by the architect Antoni Gaudi), or need a place to eat. Make sure to browse them to get an accurate sense of what this area has to offer you and decide what are your top priorities when exploring it. Have fun!

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Top works of Domenec i Muntaner in Barcelona

MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE BEYOND GAUDI: DOMENECH I MONTANER WORKS

Top Domenech i Montaner sites in Barcelona Everyone coming to Barcelona wants to see the Gaudi sites. But if it hadn’t been for him, then the masterpieces of Domenech i Montaner would have been now famous all over the world. This now not so famous architect was born in 1850, two years before Antoni Gaudi, …

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Casa Batllo history and facts

CASA BATLLO FACTS AND CURIOSITIES

Interesting stuff about Casa Batllo Antoni Gaudi built three apartment buildings in Barcelona: Casa Calvet, Casa Batllo and Casa Mila (Pedrera). Casa Calvet was built during his youth, it’s not open to the public except for the restaurant in the street level, and it doesn’t look that much like a Gaudi site from the outside …

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Where to eat in Sant Antoni Barcelona

FUN RESTAURANTS IN SANT ANTONI DISTRICT

Looking for a good restaurant in Sant Antoni? Sant Antoni is the new food district in Barcelona. A triangle located between the Raval district to the west and the Poblesec neighborhood to the east, it is a small corner of the Eixample area organized around an imposing 1800’s market that will soon reopen to the …

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Pedrera by Gaudi: what to see there

SHOULD YOU VISIT LA PEDRERA?

One of Antoni Gaudi’s Masterpieces: La Pedrera La Pedrera, also called Casa Mila is an impressive apartment building in Passeig de Gracia, one of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona, built between 1906 and 1912. La Pedrera was the last Antoni Gaudí private project before entirely focusing on the Sagrada Familia church. An innovative building …

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Barcelona Mandarin Pros and Cons | ForeverBarcelona

TOP REASONS TO CHOSE THE BARCELONA MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL

Should you stay at the Barcelona Mandarin? Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona is one of the best places to stay and the Mandarin Oriental hotel is one of the most popular. Located right in the middle of everything, it was open only a few years ago in the building of a former bank. And while …

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restaurants passeig de gracia | ForeverBarcelona

PASSEIG DE GRACIA RESTAURANTS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

Are you near Passeig de Gracia? We tell you where to eat Passeig de Gracia is the heart of the Eixample District, and during your Barcelona trip you are likely to spend a lot of time there. Either when visiting the Gaudi buildings (Casa Batllo and Casa Mila / La Pedrera), or when you are …

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Palace Hotel review | ForeverBarcelona

5 REASONS TO STAY IN THE HOTEL PALACE BARCELONA

Why we love El Palace hotel There are many “Palace” hotels in Barcelona, but only one is “El Palace Hotel”. And none of them (Avenida Palace, or Atrium Palace, or Petit Palace, or Cristal Palace, or Fira Palace…) has the charm of the real thing. Many of our guests choose to stay at the Barcelona …

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Gaudi & Modernist restaurants in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

5 MODERNIST RESTAURANTS YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT (INCLUDING SOME BY GAUDI)

Did you know there is a Gaudi restaurant in Barcelona? (actually two) Barcelona keeps a few modernist restaurants from the early 1900’s. The city was experiencing a golden period in those times, and the Art Nouveau architecture, locally called “Modernisme”, flourished. During daytime, you are likely to explore the Gaudi sites and other modernist buildings …

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Visit tips Sagrada Familia

WHAT TO SEE IN SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH

Sagrada Familia visit tips: don’t miss anything! If there is one MUST-SEE place in town, that’s definitely the Sagrada Familia church. Started in 1882 by the architect Francesc de Paula i Villar, Gaudi took over the project a year later and transformed it into his masterpiece, his passion and obsession. It won’t be finished until …

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