Gothic Quarter
  La rambla
  Port vell


On foot. Approximate duration: 2 hours.
"Eixample" means extension and here it refers to the urban expansion of the city which was carried out in the second half of the 19th Century according tho the plans drawn by Ildefons Cerdà. The "Eixample", which is divided into two by the Rambla de Catalunya, is of greatest interesnt from the point of view of "Modernism"on the right and it is there that we have routed our itinerary. Our itinerary begins in the Plaça de Catalunya:

1. Plaça de Catalunya.
Similar in size to St. Peter's Square in the Vatican and the Etoile de Paris.

2. Passeig de Gràcia.
This was the favourite promenade of the bourgeoisie at the turn of the century. Worthy of admiration are the iron lamp-posts by Pere Falqués.

3. Passatge Permanyer.
One of the jewels in the Eixample's crown. Post-Romantic houses with gardens in front.

4. "La Concepció" Market and Church.
The architectural structure of the market buildings is lovely. The annexed church is gothic and has a marvellous cloister dating from the 14th Century.

5. "Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música".
Carrer Bruc, 110, The work of A. de Falguera.

6. Casa Montaner.
Carrer Mallorca, 278 The work of Domènech i Montaner.

7. Palau Casades.
Carrer Mallorca, 283. Pompeian style small palace. Houses the College of Lawyers.

8. Casa Thomas.
Mallorca, 291. The work of Domènech i Montaner.

9. Casa Terrades or "Casa de les Punxes".
Diagonal, 416. The work of Puig i Cadafalch. Modernist style with medieval overtones, rich use of brick woek.

10. Casa Quadras.
Diagonal, 373. The work of Puig i Cadafalch. Houses the "Museu de la Mùsica".

11. Casa Milà or "La Pedrera".
Passeig de Gràcia, 92. The work of Antoni Gaudí. Considered to be Modernism at its best with its impressive façade of ondulating stone and wrought-iron balconies.

12. Editorial Montaner i Simó.
Carrer d'Aragó, 255. 1880, work of Domènech i Montaner. The first Catalan Modernist building. Headquarters of the "Fundació Tąpies".

13. Casa Batlló.
P. de Grącia, 43 Tel. 93 216 03 06 Timetable: Mo-Su: 9-20h. Except days with programate acts. Closed at 14pm. See Museums
The work of Gaudí. Mosaic and ceramic tiled façade. See Museums-Gaudi.

14. Casa Amatller.
Passeig de Grącia, 41. Work of Puig i Cadafalch. Neo-Gothic style.

15. Casa Lleó i Morera.
Passeig de Gràcia, 35. The work of Domènech i Montaner.