What to do in the Eixample discrit in Barcelona
Today’s blog is a follow-up to our Barcelona by neighborhoods guide. Now it’s the turn of the Eixample, bounded by Avenida Gran Vía at the bottom and Avenida Diagonal at the top. This little piece of the city is characterized by its beautiful houses, the atmosphere and the endless amount of bars and shops.
This Modernist-style building, popularly known as La Pedrera, was designed by the architect Antonio Gaudí. Since its opening to the public in 1987, it has hosted more than 20 million visitors. Both the architecture and the decoration show the creativity of the architect. There are details on each centimetre of each wall and each tile. It is worthwhile to walk through all its corners in daylight and contemplate the whole play of lights.
Paseo de Gracia
It is the Mecca for any shopping lover. It starts from Plaza Cataluña and ends at Avenida Diagonal. The offer is super wide: national brands such as Zara or foreign brands such as Burberry. In addition, if you come to Barcelona during the sales season, you should already be able to buy extra luggage, because the prices are a bargain!
La Cuina d’en Garriga
In this neighborhood, it’s like strolling through an oasis of restaurants that are jumping into view every 3 seconds. La Cuina d’en Garriga is one of those that last longer in the mind. Its cuisine is based on fresh, quality products. With this philosophy Helena Garriga, prints dishes like the tortilla de botifarra with beans or the butifarra de perol that are delicious.