When you’re planning a holiday to Barcelona, it’s obvious that you will want to stay in the best area possible. L’Eixample is one of the most popular districts in Barcelona amongst tourists, and since the olden days it has been considered as an area in which the middle to upper-classes of society choose to live. Because of this, you will find apartments in this area can have high ceilings, dramatic entrances with modernist features, and wonderful finishes that reflect the wealth of the owners past. So it makes sense that if it’s good enough for this portion of society then renting an accommodation Barcelona has in this area is good enough for you too.
What is there to do during your stay in L’Eixample Dret?
Maybe the area doesn’t have as much fame amongst travelers as El Born or the Gothic Quarter, but Eixample is home to some of the best architecture in the city with the best examples of modernism the city has to offer, most of which are concentrated along Passeig de Gracia, the main street of the neighborhood. If you choose to stay around here, you will be living in what you could easily consider the best location for a tourist to be. You can leave your apartment or hotel and have some of the best attractions on your doorstep, as well as the best place to go shopping.
Some of the aforementioned buildings are: La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, Casa Morera, and Casa Lleo Atmetler, and more. La Sagrada Familia, the most visited attraction in Barcelona is also in this district an dis only about a 15 minute walk away from the top of Passieg de Gracia. You should also make a stop off at Casa de les Punxes, a castle that has medieval modernist fusion style, very interesting.
Where to eat?
There are tons of restaurants in this neighborhood, but be aware of eating along Passieg de Gracia because you are bound to get ripped off. So what restaurants are recommended? One is De Tapa Madrid, a great restaurant that serves tapas on a very nice terrace. Bodagueta is also a very nice local restaurant that may be small, but has good food and is well priced. Ceveceria Catalana is a popular restaurant but it’s usually full. Da Greco is an Italian restaurant that serves you various small dishes that you and your friends can savor in various flavors. If you fancy a great burger then don’t miss out Nello’s Hamburesería to eat a great burger while watching FC Barcelona play a match.
Where to stay?
Renting an apartment in Barcelona is always a good idea. Of course this area is quite expensive to stay in, and may not be ideal if you’re searching for the more cheap accommodation Barcelona has to offer. But if you can afford it, don’t hesitate for a second. You can also stay in a hotel. The Majestic is a famous luxury hotel in this area, but if you’re looking for something a little more modest then you can get a room at the Equity Point Center on Passeig de Gracia.