Originally Posted by Austinlee
Thanks for sharing these Dylan (or is it Nalyd?
I had NO idea Barcelona was laid out like this. I mean, this is Paris density and impressiveness. I knew Barcelona was intense but this is an eye opener. Does anyone know if Madrid is similar looking? Is Madrid bigger or smaller than Barcelona in terms of density and scale?
This is the area of Barcelona called l'Eixample (the "extension"). It's north-northwest of the "old city" (nearer the harbor), between that area and Barceloneta (which is slightly older and had been a separate village, kind of like Greenwich Village in NYC), I think. It's not a huge area, just a few square miles, but has a lot of the nicer hotels and restaurants in town.
Anyway, much like the Paris neighborhoods designed by Hausmann, it was built mostly in the late 19th century.