The word Eixample means "expansion", is the name of the Barcelona area, Built in the mid-nineteenth century, after, as the walls of the Old Town were demolished and more modern bourgeois Barcelona began its rapid development.
If you take over the landmark Plaza Catalunya, all, that is from it to the sea, This Old Town, 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 whole area is designed in the form of flat blocks of the same size. Project area created urbanist Cerda, the XIX century, his ideas were incredibly progressive. Eixample quarter building created by talented architects modernists, among which Antonio Gaudi, Lewis Domenech Montaner, Josep Puig-and-Kadafalk 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 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, parallel to the street 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 decorating the respectable area.