Neighborhood guide to Eixample, Barcelona

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Welcome to Eixample, Barcelona

Eixample is a relatively quiet neighborhood, making it ideal for a good night's sleep without the noise of partygoers outside until 3 AM. Located in the heart of Barcelona, it boasts numerous restaurants, trendy bars, and excellent connections to the rest of the city. Coworking spaces, laptop-friendly cafes, gyms, and several supermarkets are all within a maximum of a 15-minute walk. The district’s spacious sidewalks and bike lanes make it easy to navigate, whether you prefer to stroll or cycle. The beach is about a 20-minute bicycle ride away, and the closest park, such as Parc de Joan Miró or Jardins de la Torre de les Aigües, is just a 5-minute stroll away.

Neighborhood highlights

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Neighborhood vibe

As you wander through the streets of Eixample, you’ll be greeted by the stunning works of Antoni Gaudí, including the iconic Sagrada Familia and the whimsical Casa Batlló.

The district’s spacious sidewalks and bike lanes make it easy to navigate, whether you prefer to stroll or cycle. Almost every corner reveals a new café, boutique, or gallery, ensuring there’s always something to discover.

Eixample is not just about its architectural marvels. The district is dotted with green spaces like Parc de Joan Miró, perfect for a midday break or a leisurely afternoon. The tree-lined Passeig de Gràcia is a shopper’s paradise, featuring a mix of high-end brands and local designers. For foodies, the district offers a wide range of culinary delights, from traditional Catalan dishes to international cuisine.

Key travel details for Eixample, Barcelona

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⌚ Time difference
UTC +1 hour
🛜 Internet speed
Very Fast 103 Mb/s
💉 Recommended travel vaccinations
🧭 Travel advice (U.S. Department of State)
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Top-rated stays in Eixample that we love

Enjoy a seamless digital nomad experience with our handpicked accommodations!
  • Fast Wi-Fi for all your work needs
  • Prime locations close to the city center
  • Everything you need within walking distance: coworking space, gym, restaurants, yoga studios, and supermarkets
  • Situated in the safest and most popular neighborhoods

Curated by trusted travel experts

We know the importance of finding your perfect stay. That's why we've selected top-rated accommodations in Eixample. Our curated list features excellent reviews and all the amenities you need. Enjoy easy access to charming cafes, eclectic shops, and bustling co-working spaces, all within a short stroll.

Our team of travel experts has personally reviewed and selected these accommodations based on a rigorous set of criteria, including location, cleanliness, amenities, and guest feedback. We aim to provide you with the best options to ensure a delightful and hassle-free stay in Barcelona's vibrant Eixample district.

Top spots to work, eat, and play in Eixample

In the map below, you’ll find our favorite stays in Eixample, along with the best nearby restaurants, coworking spaces, gyms, and more. For your convenience, we've also listed all these great spots further down the page.

Best Burger
  • La Central Hamburguesería Tip: Try their signature "La Central Burger" for a delicious treat.
Best Tapas/Pinxtos
  • Ciudad Condal Known for its authentic tapas experience. Try the "Patatas Bravas."
Best Authentic Restaurants
  • Casa Alfonso The most amazing menu of true authentic Spanish tapas food. Things you must try: their Croquettes & Ham!
Favorite Nomad Bar
  • Tap Room & Craft Beer Blacklab A great place to meet fellow nomads and enjoy craft beers.
Best Bars
  • Bobby's Free Known for its lively atmosphere and unique entrance.
  • Orient Express Cocktail Bar Orient Express Cocktail Bar is a unique experience with some really tasty cocktails.
Biggest Supermarkets
  • Mercadona Great for everyday shopping.
  • Carrefour Market Offers a wide range of products, from groceries to electronics.
Best Gyms
  • DiR Claris Modern gym with all the equipment you need.
  • Anytime Fitness Rocafort Open 24/7, perfect for busy schedules.
Best Coworking Spaces
  • MOB Bailén Modern space with fast Wi-Fi and a strong creative community.
  • Hub Social Barcelona Social workspace in the heart of Barcelona.
Favorite Laptop-Friendly Cafes
  • Federal Café Great Wi-Fi and a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for working.
  • SAGA Coffee Stories Chill place to have a coffee and a piece of cake while you work with your laptop at the cafe.
Best Place for Morning Coffee
  • The Coffee House Barcelona A gem in the area - cozy cafe, great coffees and big portions, also a nice touch to warm up the pastries.
Best Places to Go Out (Night Life)
  • Razzmatazz One of the biggest clubs in Barcelona, offering various music genres.
  • Opium Barcelona Located by the beach, perfect for a night out.
Best Yoga Places
  • SimplyBe - Pilates Humble studio with a great teacher.
  • Jivamukti Clean, lovely studio, two shallas, well lit, great teachers for all tastes and styles!
Pharmacy
  • Farmàcia Catalunya Central location with helpful staff.
Electronics shop / Laptop accessories
  • PCBox Central location with helpful and friendly staff.

Typical Day Working Remotely in Eixample

8:00 AM
Wake up in Yeah Hostel Barcelona
Yeah Hostel Barcelona
Start your day in the comfortable Yeah Hostel, located in the heart of Eixample.
9:00 AM
Have breakfast at SAGA Coffee Stories
SAGA coffee
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with great Wi-Fi in a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for starting your day.
9:30 AM
Head over to MOB Bailén
MOB - Makers of Barcelona
Get some productive work done in this modern coworking space with fast Wi-Fi and a strong creative community.
1:00 PM
Lunch at La Central Hamburguesería
La Central Hamburguesería
Their signature "La Central Burger" is a must-try! They also offer vegan options.
2:00 PM
Back over to MOB Bailén
MOB - Markers of Barcelona
Head back over to MOB for some more deepwork in the afternoon.
5:00 PM
Pre-dinner drinks at The Black Lab
The Black Lab
A popular nomad bar, perfect for meeting fellow travelers and enjoying craft beers.
7:00 PM
Dinner at Ciutat Comtal
Ciutat Comtal
One of the best Catalan and tapas authentic restaurants. Try their razor clams.
8:30 PM
Walk on the beach
Beach
A refreshing walk on the beach, just a 10-15 minute stroll away, is the perfect way to unwind before heading back to your apartment for a good night's rest.

Connecting with others in Eixample

Local Culture

Engage with Local Culture

Take part in local experiences from guided architectural tours to evening classes in Catalan cooking.

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Connect with Other Digital Nomads and Remote Workers

Connecting with other nomads and remote workers is easy in Barcelona. Here are some tips to get you started:

Getting around in Barcelona

The best ways to explore Barcelona are by using the metro, cycling, or walking. Barcelona’s public transportation system is efficient, and the city is very bike-friendly with dedicated lanes and rental options. For day trips outside the city, you can rely on the excellent public railways, like the Rodalies, or rent a car for more flexibility. The map below highlights the locations of the nearest metro stations, train stations, and bicycle rental places in Eixample, all conveniently within walking distance of our favorite stays in the neighborhood.

Best Ways to Navigate into the City Center

Metro: Take the L3 (Green Line) from Passeig de Gràcia or Diagonal stations directly to Catalunya station, which is adjacent to Las Ramblas.

Bus: Use the V15 bus line from Passeig de Gràcia to Plaça Catalunya.

Walking: If you prefer walking, it takes about 15-20 minutes from central Eixample to reach Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas.

How to Get to Major Tourist Sights

Sagrada Família: Take the L5 (Blue Line) from Verdaguer station to Sagrada Família station.

Park Güell: Use the L3 (Green Line) from Passeig de Gràcia to Lesseps station, then follow the signs to Park Güell.

Casa Batlló: Located directly on Passeig de Gràcia, it’s easily accessible by walking or any metro line that stops at Passeig de Gràcia station.

Getting to the Best Clubs

Razzmatazz: Take the L1 (Red Line) from Urgell station to Marina station, then walk a few minutes to Razzmatazz.

Opium Barcelona: Use the L4 (Yellow Line) from Girona station to Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica station.

Nearest Train Station and How to Get There Using Public Transport

Barcelona Sants: Take the L5 (Blue Line) from Diagonal station directly to Sants Estació.

Passeig de Gràcia: Directly accessible if you are near Passeig de Gràcia, you can also take the L2 (Purple Line) to Passeig de Gràcia station.

Bicycle Rentals

Renting Bicycles: Several places in Eixample offer bicycle rentals. Look for rental shops like Donkey Republic or Green Bikes. You can also use the city’s bike-sharing service, Bicing, available at various stations throughout the district.

Additional Tips

Public Transport Tickets: Purchase a T-Casual ticket for multiple trips on buses and metro. It’s a cost-effective way to navigate the city.

Taxi Services: Use apps like MyTaxi or Cabify for convenient taxi bookings.

Walking: Eixample is a very walkable area with wide sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly streets.

Getting to Eixample from Barcelona El Prat Airport

Nearest International Airport

Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) is the primary airport serving Barcelona, located about 15 kilometers southwest of the city center.

Getting to Eixample from the Airport

Aerobús

Convenient and cost-effective shuttle bus service from both terminals to Plaça Catalunya.

Frequency: Every 5-10 minutes

Duration: Approximately 35 minutes

Cost: €5.90 one-way

Tickets: Available online or on the bus

More info: Aerobús Website

Metro

Take the L9 Sud (Orange Line) from the airport to Zona Universitària, then transfer to the L3 (Green Line) to Passeig de Gràcia or Diagonal.

Frequency: Every 7 minutes

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes

Cost: €5.15 single ticket

Tickets: Available at metro stations


Train

Take the R2 Nord train from the airport to Passeig de Gràcia station.

Frequency: Every 30 minutes

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Cost: €4.60 single ticket

Tickets: Available at the train station

Taxi

Available 24/7 at the airport.

Duration: Approximately 20-30 minutes

Cost: Approximately €30-€40

Convenience: Direct and hassle-free


Car Rentals

Available from various providers at the airport.

Providers: Hertz, Avis, Europcar, and more

Booking: Online in advance or at the airport

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  • Prime locations close to the city center
  • Everything you need within walking distance: coworking space, gym, restaurants, yoga studios, and supermarkets
  • Situated in the safest and most popular neighborhoods
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