Dreta de l'Eixample

Renowned buildings share Dreta de l'Eixample's boulevards with swanky offices and upscale shops.

One of the first city neighborhoods built outside of Barcelona’s medieval boundaries, the “right side of l’Eixample” is home to the city’s nerve center, Plaça Catalunya, as well as renowned buildings like Casas Amatller and Batlló. On their way to swanky offices and upscale retail shops, Dreta de l'Eixample's impeccably dressed residents adeptly sidestep around dusty backpackers trekking from Les Rambles to La Sagrada Família.

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On the Map

Dreta de l'Eixample is within Eixample and bordered by El Born, Camp d'en Grassot i Gràcia Nova, El Gòtic, Sant Antoni, el Fort Pienc, El Raval, La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample, and La Sagrada Família

El Prat Airport: 20 minutes by car without traffic or 50 minutes by public transit
Sants Station: 25 minutes by public transit
Plaça Catalunya: 9 minutes by public transit
Sagrada Família: 15 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
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Modern In the Middle of the City

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Elegant, stylish, and posh, Dreta de l'Eixample entices visitors to peruse its upscale boutiques and modern amusements.

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Although the area is best known for its opulent shopping attractions along Passeig de Gràcia, it's easy to snag a silent moment in the midst of the neighborhood.

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Take that moment to contemplate Dreta de l'Eixample's chimerical surroundings.

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Mystique seems to emanate from every wrought iron balcony, every ornamented frieze, and every gnarled tree trunk.

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Some of Europe's most evocative and envelope-pushing architecture can be seen in Dreta de l'Eixample.

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Some of Barcelona's most beguiling buildings are now used as offices.

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Buildings by Gaudí sometimes sneak in between them.

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Its contemporary edifices invite the architecturally curious while Dreta's financial and business centers ensure professional foot traffic.

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The neighborhood's numerous attractions promise a diverse mixture of people mingling along its avenues.

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From its inhabitants to its architecture, something magical lives in Dreta de l'Eixample.

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In this neighborhood, the magic grows organically.

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In this neighborhood, the magic is built right in.

Passeig de Gracia [is] famous for its shopping and Gaudi buildings such as the Pedrera and Casa Batllo. Walk a few minutes into Gracia to find the hub of Barcelona's trendy Gracia nightlife, with cocktail and tapas bars galore."

Boutique Ideals on Barcelona's Golden Mile

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Barcelona's Golden Mile boasts the city's chicest shops and boutiques.

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A favorite destination for big-name label-lovers and intrepid trendsetters, Dreta de l'Eixample attracts window browsers and serious shoppers to its fashion-forward avenues.

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Plaça Catalunya: Dreta's Central Meeting Place

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Plaça Catalunya represents the heart of Barcelona.

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The plaza's convenient proximity to cafes, shops, and both the Metro and the train station make it the perfect place to meet and gather.

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Plaça Catalunya's open space and elegant surroundings add to its undeniable appeal.

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One for the mantel.

This One Went to the Market: Dreta's Mercat de La Concepció

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There's more to Dreta de l'Eixample than premier labels and spirited plazas.

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Marketplaces like Calle Valencia's Mercat de La Concepció comprise multiple city blocks.

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Fruits, vegetables, and plants attract shoppers to look.

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Foam, hops, and cigars convince them to stay.

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You had us at hello.

Green Spaces In the Center of the City

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Beyond Dreta's beloved plaza, the neighborhood boasts alternative spaces to gather amid greenery.

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Verdant escapes like Jardines del Palau Robert provide quieter alternatives to the liveliness of Plaça Catalunya.

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Step inside.

The Enduring Mark of Dreta's Architecture

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In Dreta de l'Eixample, beauty blooms in detail.

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It stems from its pediments, its cornices, its friezes.

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It transforms past events into future reflections.

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Familiar, but new.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

James Rajotte

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I am a photographer in Madrid, Spain specializing in portraiture and reportage. I am originally from central Pennsylvania where I am continuing to work on a long-term project about the area called Frenchville. This project and my editorial and commercial work can be seen on my website.

Filippo Poli

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Filippo Poli specializes in architecture and landscape photography. He collaborates with architecture offices in Spain and Italy, and is regularly published in the leading international architecture magazines. Shooting for Airbnb was a good excuse for him to take a critical tour of Barcelona's cityscape and its most representative neighborhoods. He hopes the photos will help travelers to begin their journey.

The Weaver House

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Hannah and Kelty are twin sisters from Portland, Oregon. After studying foreign languages together at Stanford University they parted ways, moving to Barcelona & San Francisco. Re-uniting in 2010, they launched The Weaver House: a collaboration in photography, design, and fashion. They shoot with polaroid, 35mm and digital, gravitating toward organic and unique personalities, spaces, and unions.