The Eixample is the largest district in Barcelona: a gridiron of perfectly aligned perpendicular streets and lots of sights, Modernista buildings, restaurants, shops and museums. If you rent one of our holiday apartments in the Eixample in Barcelona, you’ll be in one of the city’s most characteristic areas.
The Eixample (Catalan for ‘extension’) was laid out by Ildefons Cerdà in 1850 and his pioneering urban design was later copied in many other cities. Its wide, tree-lined streets, chamfered corners and decentralised design help traffic flow. The Eixample is a residential district with excellent public transport connections and lots of services, ideal for families with kids looking for accommodation in Barcelona or those looking for a quiet central area.
This district was chosen by the Catalan industrial and commercial bourgeoisie to build their houses and the Eixample has many majestic Modernista buildings, with glass balconies, high ceilings and spectacular entrances that take you back to another time.
It is divided into six neighbourhoods and two areas: Left Eixample and Right Eixample. The holiday apartments in the Eixample in Barcelona that you’ll find on this page are those in the Right Eixample. You can see our apartments in the Left Eixample by clicking here.
The Right Eixample is the older of the two and also boasts the most spectacular sights, including Passeig de Gràcia, a showcase of Modernista architecture with buildings like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, Puig i Cadafalch’s Casa Amatller and Lluís Domènech i Montaner’s Casa Lleó Morera. This boulevard is also where you’ll find the city’s most exclusive boutiques, with designer brands such as Chanel, Prada and Louis Vuitton. The Right Eixample is an ideal shopping area if you’re looking for simple clothes, handbags and footwear in the latest designs. An additional reason for booking one of our apartments in the Eixample.
The star of the Right Eixample is without a doubt the Sagrada Família, a must-see for all visitors to the city, which attracts some five million people every year. Its curves, colours and symbols give it a magic of its own and is seen by many as Antoni Gaudí’s crowning triumph.
Nearby is the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, a former hospital with stained-glass windows, mosaics and gardens designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Book your apartment in the Eixample in Barcelona, close to the Sagrada Família, to enjoy the city’s top architecture.
The impressive Arc de Triomf is at the end of a sunny avenue that runs down to the Parc de la Ciutadella, a large park that is perfect for a stroll.
The Right Eixample has a wide range of museums and art galleries, including the Museu Egipci and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, which boasts a permanent collection by this famous Catalan artist.
If you’re looking for a quiet, safe area, with lovely cafes and a wide range of restaurants, we recommend booking one of our holiday apartments in the Eixample in Barcelona. You’ll also be spoilt for choice if you fancy heading out for a drink at night!