Must-see attractions in L'Eixample

  • BARCELONA - AUGUST 9: View of the Sagrada Familia, iconic landmark in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on August 9, 2017. Designed by Gaudi and estimated to be completed by 2028. Cranes digitally removed
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    La Sagrada Família


    The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family) is considered to be the symbol of Barcelona by many residents, and the…

  • Barcelona, Casa Batlló is one of the two great buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí on Passeig de Gràcia From the outside the façade of Casa Batlló looks like it has been made from skulls and bones.

    Casa Batlló


    One of Europe's strangest residential buildings, Casa Batlló (built 1904–6) is Gaudí at his fantastical best. From its playful facade and marine-world…

  • Barcelona, Spain - June 12, 2017 : Casa Mila  popularly known as La Pedrera or open quarry, a reference to its unconventional rough-hewn appearance, i

    La Pedrera


    In the top tier of Gaudí's achievements, this madcap Unesco-listed masterpiece, with 33 balconies, was built in 1905–10 as a combined apartment and office…

  • Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Modernista building by Domenech i Montaner - Barcelona, Cataluna

    Fundació Antoni Tàpies


    The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is both a pioneering Modernista building (completed in the early 1880s) and the major collection of leading 20th-century…

  • Inside of Casa Amatller

    Casa Amatller


    One of Puig i Cadafalch’s most striking flights of Modernista fantasy, Casa Amatller combines Gothic window frames and Romanesque flourishes with a…

  • Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain - A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau


    Domènech i Montaner outdid himself as architect and philanthropist with the Modernista Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau, renamed the 'Recinte…

  • Casa de les Punxes

    Casa de les Punxes


    Puig i Cadafalch’s 1905 Casa Terrades is known as the Casa de les Punxes (House of Spikes) because of its pointed tile-adorned turrets. Resembling a…

  • Inside of Palau Macaya

    Palau Macaya


    The 1901 Palau Macaya is one of Barcelona's great yet least-known Catalan Modernisme gems. It was designed by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who was…

  • Exterior of the Museu Egipci

    Museu Egipci


    Hotel magnate Jordi Clos has spent much of his life collecting ancient Egyptian artefacts, brought together in this private museum divided into thematic…

  • Barcelona, Spain - March 10, 2022 - Palau del Baró de Quadras is a 1906 modernist palace by architect Josep Puig, featuring ornate Gothic Arabesque-inspired details.

    Palau Baró de Quadras


    Puig i Cadafalch redesigned this 1882 residential building in exuberant Gothic-inspired style, with two distinct facades, between 1902 and 1906. The main…

  • Facade of Museu del Modernisme Barcelona

    Museu del Modernisme Barcelona


    Housed in a stuccoed, red-washed 1902 Modernista building by Enric Sagnier, this museum seems like a big Modernista-furniture showroom. Several pieces by…

  • Inside the Museu del Perfum

    Museu del Perfum


    At the back of the Barcelona-founded Regia perfume shop, this museum tells the story of the scent world through the ages, with 5000 bottles of infinite…

  • Facade of Palau Montaner

    Palau Montaner


    Though fascinating on the outside and made all the more enticing by its leafy gardens, this 1893 creation by Domènech i Montaner is especially spectacular…

  • Exterior of the Sala Fundación MAPFRE

    Sala Fundación MAPFRE


    Originally built for a rich banking family by Enric Sagnier in 1902–05, the stunning, carefully restored Modernista Casa Garriga i Nogués has been taken…

  • Casa Golferichs Cultural Centre.

    Casa Golferichs


    Designed by Joan Rubió i Bellver for businessman Macari Golferichs, this quirky 1901 Modernista villa is an oddity of another era on one of the city’s…

  • Casa Serra (Building with spires) in centre of Barcelona, Catalunia, Spain.

    Casa Serra


    Puig i Cadafalch let his imagination loose on the Casa Serra (1903–08), a neo-Gothic whimsy today home to government offices. With its central tower…

  • bell tower of Universitat de Barcelona

    Universitat de Barcelona


    Although a university was first set up on what is now La Rambla in the 16th century, the present, glorious mix of (neo) Romanesque, Gothic, Islamic and…

  • Facade of Casa Lleó Morera

    Casa Lleó Morera


    Domènech i Montaner’s 1905 contribution to the Illa de la Discòrdia, with Modernista carving outside and a bright, tiled lobby in which floral motifs…

  • Close up of Església de les Saleses

    Església de les Saleses


    A singular neo-Gothic effort, this church is interesting because it was designed by Joan Martorell i Montells (1833–1906), Gaudí’s architecture professor…

  • La Model


    Over 100 years old, this imposing prison finally closed its doors to inmates in 2017, but has now reopened for tours and exhibitions. The entrance patio…

  • House Comalat (Casa Comalat) is a modernist building in Barcelona, build by Salvador Valeri in 1911.

    Casa Comalat


    This striking twin-fronted building with vibrant tilework was created from 1909 to 1911 by Salvador Valeri (1873–1954). Note Gaudí's obvious influence on…

  • Barcelona, Spain - 28 September 2015 - Calvet House on the street Carrer de Casp.

    Casa Calvet


    Gaudí's most conventional contribution to L'Eixample is the 1901 Casa Calvet, built for textiles industrialist Pere Màrtir Calvet (it now houses a…

  • Entrance to the Platja de l'Eixample

    Platja de l'Eixample


    In a hidden garden inside a typical Eixample block is an old water tower and an urban 'beach', the Platja de l'Eixample, also known as the Jardins de la…

  • Centre of Plaça de Catalunya

    Plaça de Catalunya


    At the intersection of the old city and L'Eixample, busy Plaça de Catalunya is the city's central transport hub, both for buses and trains, and a…

  • Inside the Palau Robert

    Palau Robert


    The 1903-completed building that hosts Catalonia's regional tourist office also serves as an exhibition space, mostly for rotating Catalan-themed shows…

  • Casa Thomas


    Completed in 1912, Casa Thomas was one of Domènech i Montaner’s earlier efforts – the floral motifs and reptile figurines are trademarks and the massive…

  • Casa Llopis i Bofill


    Casa Llopis i Bofill is an interesting block of flats designed by Antoni Gallissà (1861–1903) in 1902. The graffiti-covered, oriental-inspired facade is…

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