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Best things to do in L'Esquerra de l'Eixample, Barcelona

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

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.”
420 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Arenas Mall How to get there: - Bus: D20 - Get off at Plaza Espanya - 1 minute walk”
334 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Just round the corner from Rambla Catalunya . Perfect for family, couples or friends get together. Fantastic tapas!”
187 locals recommend
Brewery
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“ Moritz is a trendy restaurant, beer factory, shop, wine store and cafe place.”
121 locals recommend
Café
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“Perfect for breakfast and brunch with a great variety of menu. Informal and fun service.”
149 locals recommend
Park
“This large park with lots of open space is also known as the Parc l'Escorxador (so named because it stands on the site of the old municipal slaughterhouse: escorxador in Catalan) and is used by visitors and locals from Barcelona's Eixample Esquerra to relax. This great urban "lung", full of possibilities, is located at the south-west end of the neighbourhood and is the perfect appetiser before you begin exploring the monumental Plaça Espanya. An artificial water channel runs parallel to Carrer Tarragona, lending coolness to this side of the Parc de Joan Miró. This is the site of Joan Miró's 22-metre-high monumental sculpture Dona i Ocell (Woman and Bird). Like the park, it was dedicated in 1983, shortly before the artist's death. There is a public library on the other side of the park, which is named after Joan Miró.”
70 locals recommend
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.”
84 locals recommend
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!”
89 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Brunch has become a big deal in Barcelona, and this quirky place does it really well. A distinctly european twist on the standard american brunch fare”
54 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Rambla Cataluna has everything you might need for a days shopping, from smaller indis in Boulavard Rosa to the Inditex Group.... a quieter street, intermixed with tapas and coffee shops. As you get closer to Diagonal you'll also find some great restaurants. ”
72 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very nice atmosphere, food and outdoor terrace (it can get very busy after 9 PM)”
89 locals recommend
Plaza
“The oldest and the most beautiful University of Barcelona, 3 mins away from main square Plaza Catalunya”
62 locals recommend
Department Store
“El Corte Inglés takes its name from a small tailor's shop founded in 1890 and located between Madrid's Preciados, Carmen and Rompelanzas Streets. In 1935, Mr. Ramón Areces Rodríguez, backed by his uncle César Rodríguez, bought the tailor's shop, and this was the start of his entrepreneurial adventure. It is now a large department store known for its range of Spanish and International clothes.”
22 locals recommend
Cinema
“This cinema is close by and shows all movies in original language, in case you are not yet familiar with the spanish language.”
82 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Luz de gas is one of the most famous places to have a drink and dance a little bit. It usually has an elegant, more aged crowd, very selective entrance. We believe in this place a lot of businesses have been celebrated, as it typically works as an after-work place.”
38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“*Desayunos, meriendas o esas pausas necesarias, en un lugar acogedor. * Breakfasts, snacks or those necessary breaks, in cossy place. *Colazioni, spuntini o pause necessarie, in un'atmosfera accogliente *Petits déjeuners, collations ou pause nécessaires, dans une atmosphère complaisante”
62 locals recommend