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Real Estate in Eixample Barcelona - Real Estate Engel & Völkers
The Eixample emerged in the XIX century, following the expansion planning of the city, and was designed by the famous engineer and urbanist Idelfonso Cerdà. It is distinguished from other districts for its grid layout of streets with islands of octagonal buildings.
It comprises an area of approximately 7.5 km2 and is the most populous district of Barcelona. It is divided into 5 neighborhoods: Eixample Dreta, Eixample Esquerra (divided into l'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample and Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample), Sagrada Familia, Sant Antoni and Fort Pienc.It is the quintessential modernist district, with the "Golden Square" as the epicenter, where can be found some of the most important streets and touristic sights of Barcelona, such as Passeig de Gracia, Rambla Catalunya, Passeig Sant Joan, Catalunya Square, the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (commonly known as la Pedrera), Casa de les Punxes, among others.
The l'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample in particular, is a neighborhood where life goes around nice restaurants, bars, squares, schools, prestigious shops, markets, traditional shops and all kind of services. As highlights, it can be found the Hospital Clínic (awarded for ten consecutive years by IASIST and considered one of the four major national referral hospitals in Spain), the Ninot Market, Doctor Letamendi square and Enric Granados street. It is undoubtedly one of the top choice neighborhood for locals and international immigrants to take up residence in Barcelona.