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Eixample info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT +1 hour (Europe/Madrid)

Population:
262,485

Coordinates:
41.38896, 2.16179

Region:
Catalonia

Continent:
Europe

Country name:
Spain

ISO code:
ES, ESP, 724

Fips code:
SP

Phone code:
34

Country area:
504,782 km2

Country population:
46,505,963

Currency:
EUR

Language:
es

Other information:

The Eixample (pronounced [əˈʃamplə]; Catalan for 'expansion' or 'Expansion District') is a district of Barcelona between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and what were once surrounding small towns (Sants, Gràcia, Sant Andreu etc.), constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its population was 262,000 at the last census (2005). == Architecture and design == The Eixample is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and square blocks with chamfered corners (named illes in Catalan, manzanas in Spanish). This was a visionary, pioneering design by Ildefons Cerdà, who considered traffic and transport along with sunlight and ventilation in coming up with his characteristic octagonal blocks, where the streets broaden at every intersection making for greater visibility, better ventilation and (today) some short-term parking areas. The grid pattern remains as a hallmark of Barcelona, but many of his other provisions were ignored: the four sides of the blocks and the inner space were built instead of the planned two or three sides around a garden; the streets were narrower; only one of the two diagonal avenues was carried out; the inhabitants were of a higher class than the mixed composition dreamed of by Cerdà. Read more in wiki.



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