Sunday, April 5, 2009

Exploring Eixample

Not as famous as the Barrio Gotico with its labyrinth of tiny alleys and Gothic Cathedral - but for my money - no neighborhood is better to get lost in than Eixample to fully appreciate the beauty of Barcelona. 

The largest of the city's many distinct barrios, its wide streets are lined with buildings that seem more works of art than places to live or work.  The most famous of these are the ones built by Gaudi located on Passeig de Gracia, but take a moment to wander off the main streets and escape the crowds, and you'll enter a world of carved stone trees and a couple tenderly looking into each other's eyes.

Note: A residential neighborhood, its also probably the only place in Barcelona without a bar or restaurant every second door, so make sure to eat before hand.

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