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.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Modern In the Middle of the City
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
Plaça Catalunya: Dreta's Central Meeting Place
This One Went to the Market: Dreta's Mercat de La Concepció
Green Spaces In the Center of the City
The Enduring Mark of Dreta's Architecture
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
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 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
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.