The word Eixample means "expansion" is the name of Barcelona area, built in the mid-nineteenth century, after the walls of the Old Town were demolished and more modern bourgeois Barcelona began its rapid development.
If we take the area of Catalonia as a benchmark, then all of it is in the sea, is the Old City, and in the opposite direction once again originates Eixample district. After florid and chaotic alleys of the Gothic and Born here reigns geometric perfection, the entire area is designed in the form of flat blocks of the same size. The project area has created Urbanist Cerda, of the XIX century, his ideas were incredibly progressive. Buildings quarter Eixample talented architects created modernists, among whom Antonio Gaudi, Lewis Domenech Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and other. Their creations are real masterpieces of architecture, transforming Barcelona into an open-air museum.
Full luxurious boutiques boulevard PASE de Gracia Eixample divides the area into two parts - the Left and Right. In the more ancient part of the left lives mainly local people and tourists with a budget above average and the infrastructure of some streets completely given sex minorities. That is why the left side of the Eixample is often jokingly referred to as "Geyshample". In addition to entertainment for gays in this part of Barcelona's many good restaurants, bars and shops. The best street for shopping is the boulevard Paseo de Gracia, a street parallel to the Rambla Catalunya and Diagonal Avenue. Many good restaurants on the street Enric Granados. The main attractions here - this house Gaudí and other modernist gems, loose adorn the respectable area.