Turn into a local for some days and take a stroll in your new neighbourhood!

The neighborhood of L'Eixample is the jewel of modernist Barcelona. A museum that literally unfolds onto the street. Its characteristic grid-like structure was envisioned at the end of the XIX century by the Ildefons Cerdà urban plan.

On Passeig de Gràcia, its main avenue, you will find Barcelona’s and Europe’s most chic boutiques. Nontheless, L'Eixample is much more than just high-fashion shopping. Pretty much all of Barcelona’s activity takes place in its blocks and chamfered corners: art galleries, museums, bookstores, cafes and hidden corners are within your reach. Let yourself get carried away in an unforgettable journey of surprises!


L'Eixample is the most sophisticated and fascinating neighbourhood in Barcelona. Many of the majestic buildings that adorn its streets and boulevards were designed by Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, the great masters of Catalan modernism. Several of them have been declared Unesco World Heritage Sites. All of them narrate the story of the Barcelonese bourgeoisie in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During your walk, do not forget to raise your head and look up at the wonderful modernist facades and their fancy ornaments!

Fundació Tàpies

Art foundation dedicated to the work of Antoni Tàpies, one of the major European exponents of abstract art. It is worth paying a visit, even if it is to solely admire the building’s exterior. Designed by modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it served originally as the venue of the publishing house Montaner y Simón.

C/ Aragó, 255

Tel: 93 487 03 15


Casa Batlló

A masterpiece of Gaudí, Casa Battló is one of the top attractions of the city. The dragon, Gaudí’s typical ornament, traverses its roof terrace. This is Gaudí at his hallucinatory best. Not to be missed.

Passeig de Gràcia, 43

Tel: 93 216 03 06


Casa de les Punxes

Praised work by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, a landmark of modernist Barcelona. In 2016 it opened its doors to the general public, after being closed for a century.

C/ Diagonal, 420

Tel: 93 018 52 42


La Pedrera

Probably the best-loved building in Barcelona, a Gaudinian marvel with its mind-blowing façade of sensuous curves. Most commonly known as “La Pedrera”, la Casa Millá features a modernist apartment, a permanent exhibition and a temporal program of art exhibitions. It is highly recommended to pay a visit to its roof terrace, where, during the summer evenings, enthralling guided tours, accompanied by jazz music and a glass of cava, take place.

Passeig de Gràcia, 92

Tel: 902 20 21 38



Catalan, Mediterranean, Thai, Japanese, Basque, Arab, and Mexican cuisine. L’Eixample has a celebrated dining scene. Below you can find a list of tasty recommendations that conjure affordable prices with charming ambiences. Booking in advance is recommended for many of these restaurants.

Restaurante Cabanela

Cosy restaurant with a lunch menu at reasonable prices. Top-quality meat from Galicia and grilled fish.

C/ Enric Granados, 48

Tel: 96 451 79 06


Petit Comité

One of the best restaurants of Barcelona, it is the creative outcome of chef Nandu Jubany. Down-to earth prices, if one takes into consideration its culinary status.

Passatge de la Concepció, 13

Tel: 93 633 76 27


Cosmo Café

A small coffee shop enhanced with an art gallery. Its menu includes salads, savoury sandwiches and delicious cakes. One of the best outdoor terraces of Enric Granados.

C/ Enric Granados, 3

Tel: 93 105 79 92


Cinc Sentits

Run by chef Jordi Artal, this tiny Michelin starred restaurant is one of the most reputed dining venues of Barcelona.

C/ Aribau, 58

Tel: 93 323 34 90

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In L’Eixample you can feel Barcelona’s palpitating nightlife. Very close to the hotel there is an authentic red of bars, pubs and restaurants. Below we provide you with a list of venues in order for you to be able to experience nightlife at its best!

Luz de Gas

The town’s night classic. Most of Barcelona locals have repeatedly welcomed the dawn over the last three decades and disco par excellence in this disco.

C/ Muntaner, 246

Tel: 93 209 77 11


Les Gents que J’Aime

An enchanting venue in the heart of the city. A candidly decorated ambience where one can spend hours hanging around and chatting with friends.

C/ Valencia 286

Tel: 93 215 68 79


Dry Martini

Barcelona’s most legendary and superb cocktail bar, established more than thirty years ago. Its name derives from the fact that initially only “dry martinis” were served at its premises.

C/ Aribau 162-166

Tel: 93 217 50 72

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Discoteca Arena

The gay club per excellence in Barcelona, it has now turned to “mother venue” of a chain of gay clubs where you can get to know the best of Barcelona’s night ambience.

C/ Balmes, 32

Tel: 93 487 83 42

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Leisure options abound in L'Eixample. In its boulevards you can discover the most emblematic theaters and cinemas of the city and their wide-ranging program.

Sala Muntaner

A small stage space that renews every year its commitment to progressive, committed authors and contemporary scenic languages.

C/ Muntaner, 4

Tel: 93 451 57 52


Teatro Coliseu

A fine old theatre that confers to Gran Vía its glamorous touch. It made its debut in 1923 as a cinema theatre with the song "Paris" by Maurice Chevalier. A place to transport you to another era.

C/ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 595

Tel: 93 215 95 70

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Teatre Tívoli

A classic city theatre founded in 1919. Grand names of scenic arts, dance and music have stepped on its stage. Its billboard never fails, thanks to a program of first quality works and reknown musicals.

C/ Caspe, 8

Tel: 93 115 95 70

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Cine Comedia

The charm of all life cinema in the heart of Barcelona. A place to enjoy both film premieres and independent cinema.

Passeig de Gràcia, 13

Tel: 93 301 30 99

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Do you want to avoid sites swamped with tourists? Have you visited L'Eixample more than once? We hereby invite you to escape the traditional touristy circuit and dig, instead, in the most unique and singular corners of this district, before they become fashionable.

Microteatre Barcelona

Plays that last less than fifteen minutes adressed to an audience of not more than fifteen people. A brief but intense stage experience.

C/ Bailén 194

Tel: 93 277 96 83


Heladería De la Crem

The most exquisite ice cream shop in Barcelona on one of its most elegant streets. Savour one of its artisanal, first quality ice creams on its pleasant terrace.

C/ Enric Granados, 15

Tel: 93 004 10 93


Escape Room "Claustrophobia" - The Room Escape Game

A group of players are locked in a room. Their mission is to solve a puzzle, unravel the story, and "escape" before time runs out (usually 60 minutes).

C/ Girona, 27

Tel: 93 318 01 55


Cacao Sampaka

A temple dedicated to the chocolate lovers who visit Barcelona. At Cacao Sampaka you can have a magnificent warm chocolate a la taza, or taste some of their delicate aromatic chocolates and chocolate sweets.

C/ Consell de Cent 292

Tel: 93 272 08 33