Eixample district

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Born out of a need to extend and modernise Barcelona, the Eixample district was the shop window for the city's bourgeoisie in the 19C and early 20C, mirroring its economic and cultural growth during this period. The 1850s saw the emergence of the Renaixença, a literary movement which preceded and inspired Modernism. Stroll through Eixample's streets, admiring the profusion of innovative materials used during the period: ceramics, polychrome glass, wrought iron etc, which add an unexpected touch to the massive facades.

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Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
More commonly known as "La Pedrera",
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Council Palace
Council Palace
The Council appeared in the 14C. as a
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Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes)
Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes)
This building is best known as the «Casa
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Avinguda Diagonal
Avinguda Diagonal
This long avenue crosses the town in a
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Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Created by Tàpies in 1984, this
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Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló
This masterful work by Gaudí is part of
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Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
More commonly known as "La Pedrera",
1:00
Council Palace
Council Palace
The Council appeared in the 14C. as a
0:15
Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes)
Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes)
This building is best known as the «Casa
0:15
See all