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Best things to do in Dreta de l'Eixample, Barcelona

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Monument / Landmark
“One of the outstanding Gaudí Modern Style buildings, better book online to avoid queueing”
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Point of Interest
“Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been refurbished several times after that.”
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Plaza
“City center.. Restaurants and attractions all accessible from here. Metro’s and trains.”
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Tapas Restaurant
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“One of the best tapas restaurant in the Condal City (Barcelona). They don't book so in case you want to go, I recommend that you go 1 hour before your meal time so they will put you on the list. In the meantime, you can stroll the streets of Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia, visiting spots like Casa Batllo, Casa Mila. ”
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Concert Hall
“The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixença (Catalan Rebirth).”
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Market
“From the Barcelona Cathedral, an undulating, brightly coloured roof catches our eye. Attracted like insects to a colourful flower, we approach to discover a food market below the roof: the Santa Caterina Market. The original design of the building, as well as the treasure trove of produce displayed on its stalls, won't disappoint visitors to the neighbourhood of Santa Caterina. The refurbishment of Barcelona's first covered food market by the architectural practice of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue was completed in 2005. The old Santa Caterina food market revealed a gleaming, undulating and brightly coloured roof designed to be seen from the air. The roof is attached to the building by a wooden structure, and a vast mosaic of coloured ceramic pieces, representing fruit and vegetables, boldly breaks with the traditional look of a market. The market has always been characterised by a desire to innovate. Santa Caterina Market was built in 1845 to provide the neighbourhood's blue-collar community with foodstuffs. The spacious, modern market building was constructed on the former site of the Convent of Santa Caterina, from which it takes its name. During the post-Civil War period, Santa Caterina became the main food supplier to the towns on the outskirts of Barcelona. People from Sant Adrià, Santa Coloma and Mataró came on the tram to buy food in this market in times of shortage. Today, the market is still worth a visit: the modern exterior ushers us into a traditional market with food stalls and restaurants which serve outstanding-quality produce.”
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Spanish Restaurant
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“Amazing restaurant, tapas, drinks, you can choose what atmosphere and style of your night, drinks only, tapas, cava and oysters or a formal dinner. Love it!”
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Concert Hall
“The Palau de la Música is a music auditorium located on Sant Pere més Alt Street in the Ribera district of Barcelona, Spain. It was designed by the Barcelona architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the leading representatives of Catalan modernism. ”
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Department Store
“The emblematic Corte Ingles is a great place to have shopping while enjoying a majestic view from the city (the ​last floor, coffee area.”
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Bookstore
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“Typical tapas bar. Awesome quality. Getting there: - Metro: L4 - Get off at Passeig de Gracia. ”
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Clothing Store
“The most important street for shopping in the historic with its continuation in Portaferrissa street.”
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Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Els Quatre Gats -( Catalan for "The Four Cats") is a café, restaurant , that famously became a popular meeting place for famous artists throughout the modernist period in Catalonia, known as Modernism. The café opened on June 12, 1897 in the famous Casa Martí, and served as a hostel, bar and cabaret until it eventually became a central meeting point for Barcelona’s most prominent modernist figures, such as Pablo Picasso and Ramon Casas i Carbó. The bar closed due to financial difficulties in June 1903, but was reopened and eventually restored to its original condition in 1989. ”
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Spanish Restaurant
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“Boca Chica, stunning cocktail bar, located upstairs of Boca Grande restaurant, with a very eclectic decoration from famous designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán.”
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Tapas Restaurant
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“Flauta is a typical sandwich stuffed with different things depending on what you want, that's the reason for the name but this restaurant also has good tapas and the price is low, it is very busy so it is advisable to arrive with enough time to wait! But a good choice if you like to eat typical Spanish Tapas!”
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Plaza
“The whole Gràcia neighbourhood is filled with bars, cervecerias, theaters and restaurants where it's possible to hang out alone or with friends. In the surroundings of Plaça Virreina, Plaça Revolució and Plaça del Sol there are a huge offer of places.”
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Museum
“Casa Batlló is one of the two great buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí on Passeig de Gràcia, the other being La Pedrera. From the outside,​ the façade of Casa Batlló looks like it has been made from skulls and bones. The "Skulls" are in fact balconies and the "bones" are supporting pillars.”
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