Discover luxury and boutique hotels in L’Eixample
When to go
Locals leave August – when the city can get a little sweaty and attractions often close – to the tourists. Aim to avoid public holidays: they trigger an exodus that means things tend to be shut.
PlanesEuropean flights and international connections touch down at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport, along with domestic flights from Madrid, Palma, Valencia, Málaga and more. From there, take your pick from a 25-minute taxi ride or the regular Aerobús into town – the Gran Via-Urgell and Plaça Universitat stops are both in L’Eixample.
AutomobilesA sun-warmed stroll is the best way to see L’Eixample, and most other areas of the city are within walking distance too. Plus, hunting down a parking space is likely to be a headache. The district has a host of Metro stops and taxis are easy to track down, so skipping the car rental is a no-brainer.