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5 advantages of living in Barcelona's Eixample

The Eixample district was designed by the architect, Ildeforns Cerdá, in order to expand the city. It is one of the best areas of Barcelona to live in. Among the neighbourhoods that make up this district are: Fort Pienc and Sagrada Familia, Sant Antoni, Nova Esquerra, Dreta del Eixample, and L'Antiga Esquerra del Eixample.

The five top advantages of living in Eixample


It is one of the safest areas in Barcelona. Being a residential neighbourhood, you can walk day or night without problems. This is helped by its well-lit streets, which offer a greater sense of safety.

Eixample has many people walking around during the day and at night and is a very lively area.


The Eixample district has the best works of modernism in Barcelona, ​​such as the world-famous Sagrada Familia, Casa Ametller, La Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.

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Transport links and all kinds of services

The ​​transport links between Eixample and the rest of Barcelona are excellent. Through different metro and urban bus stops as well as railways and RENFE, you can reach anywhere in the city within a very short time.

In this district there are all kinds of specialty shops and supermarkets. In addition, there are many pharmacies, shopping centres, cinemas, a good number of restaurants, and much more.

If we analyse the educational offer, in Eixample there are many educational centres for children and young people, such as elementary schools, primary schools, secondary and vocational training centres, kindergartens for children and many places dedicated To culture, such as schools of music, libraries, civic centres, etc.

Both children and adults can improve their quality of life in different gyms, municipal sports facilities, swimming pools, etc.

The layout and avenues

The streets of Eixample are long, wide and straight, forming a kind of grid, therefore, it would be very difficult to get lost there.

For children, the wide sidewalks offer ideal places for walking and playing.

In Eixample there are plazas and the best known routes of Barcelona. It is worth mentioning Rampla de Catalunya and Plaza de Catalunya, Paseo de Gracia, Ronda de Sant Antoni, Plaza de la Sagrada Familia, and many others.

The different neighbourhoods that make up the Eixample district are full of well known parks and gardens. As examples, Joan Miró Park, Citadel and the gardens of the University of Barcelona ​​as well as many green spaces that are within the different housing estates.

Buildings and homes

Most of the apartments in the Eixample area are spacious, with several bedrooms and balconies. To keep the car in a well kept condition, the area has many underground parking spaces.

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