The residential area of the Eixample district is a living museum of Modernist Architecture. This grid-patterned area was created in the 19th century to accommodate the overflowing population from the Gothic district. It coincided with prosperous times when many families became wealthy in the textile industry; Barcelona’s golden age. Architects such as Antoni Gaudí, Puig i Cadafalch, Domènech i Muntaner were employed by these wealthy families to build their residences, each more daring and exuberant than the other. Not far from the apartment is the emblematic Basílica de la Sagrada Familia – Gaudí's opus. The unique building has been under construction since 1882, and is expected to be completed by 2026, the centenary of architect Antoni Gaudi’s death. Just around the corner is the Hospital of the Holy Cross and Sant Pau, a functioning hospital and probably the most complex example of Modernist architecture, by Domenech i Muntaner – also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Eixample district is perfect for those who want an authentic experience. The neighbourhood offers a true feel of life in Barcelona with major places of interest easily accessible, local shops, typical coffee shops, tapas' bars and good value restaurants offering a more refined setting in which to relax at night. Las Ramblas and the beach are a short metro ride away. The apartment is just a 1 minute walking distance from Sagrada Familia Metro Station and a 20 minutes’ walk from Passeig de Gràcia. The area is well served by public transport and if you are driving there are several public parking’s in the near surrounding.