L'Eixample/Plaça Catalunya Attractions in Barcelona

The beauty of Barcelona is that every neighborhood has a different story. When comparing the Eixample barrio in Barcelona, to Gothic Quarter and other areas of the old city, it's like different worlds. Eixample, literally meaning, 'expansion' is Barcelona's 'newer' area, as it was built mostly between 1850-1930. It houses some of Gaudi's most incredible works, as well as those of other renowned architects including Lluis Domenech and Josep Puig, amongst others.

Our number one pick for the latest thing to do in the Eixample neighborhood, is Casa Batllo. Day or night if you walk by this incredible structure, you'll see people staring up in awe. It's actually pretty amazing to see at night, as the building lights up, taking on a whole new persona than during the day. Even if you don't want to pay the entrance fee, it's worth checking out, even from the street.

Slightly out of the eixample neighborhood, yet definitely one of Barcelona's 'must sees' is Gaudi's famous, Sagrada Familia Church. Still under construction, this visage is one of the many things you HAVE to see in Barcelona. Set to be completed in 2026, this building spans a few blocks and is Gaudi's greatest triumph.

Our number nine pick, is a tour company, however their Modernist Fantasy Tour is not to be missed. This specialized, private tour company, run by an American who's lived in Barcelona for more than ten years, offers an in depth, very local and informative view into Gaudi's architecture and Modernism in general. This is probably the best way to get not only a feel for the buildings themselves but an overall city vibe.

Casa Batlló

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Passeig de Gràcia 43

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La Pedrera (Casa Milà)

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Provença 261-265
On corner of Passeig de Gràcia

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Parc Güell

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carrer d'Olot

Gaudi's architectural genius. Small oasis. Romantic and relaxing... read more

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Passeig de Gràcia

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passeig de Gràcia

Barcelona's Champs-Elysees. Catalan modernism and elegant fashion stores line the streets. Niche boutique shops offshoot the main street... read more

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

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Aragó 255

La Sagrada Família

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Majorca 401

Gaudí's Most Important Work... read more

Casa Amatller

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Passeig de Gràcia 41

Modernist Masterpiece... read more

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Magic Fountain

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avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina

Choreographed, dancing water fountain show. Night of entertainment for adults and children... read more

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Hi This Is Barcelona

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Atypical tours. Barcelona from a local's perspective. Beyond the guide books... read more

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

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Parc de Montjuïc s/n
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc

The Best Romanesque Art... read more
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