When was Eixample built?
Great results. In 1859, the construction of Eixample neighbourhood began. Queen Elizabeth II gave the “kick-off” by placing the first stone of the Eixample in what we now know as Plaça de Catalunya. In 1897, the project was a reality: Cerdà plan was finally done!
What are the bad areas of Barcelona?
The most dangerous districts of Barcelona
Raval. Park Güell. La Mina, Sant Adrià de Besòs. Rambla de Raval Boulevard.
What was the original goal or vision of the Eixample district?
His vision was to build an area that met the people's need for leisure, space, health and social relationship. The main goal was using the space in the best possible way and that is why he used a grid-like pattern to make sure no space is wasted.
Superblocks are territorial units imagined as bigger than one block of the dense Barcelona ́s urban matrix with strict grid pattern, but still smaller than a whole neighbourhood.
Barcelona's Modernisme is the Catalan take on Art Nouveau (late 19th century). You'll see its curvy, flowing shapes in the Eixample neighborhood and in works by great Modernista architects, such as Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera (Casa Milà), Park Güell, and Sagrada Familía church.
According to tradition, Barcelona was founded by either the Phoenicians or the Carthaginians, who had trading posts along the Catalonian coast. It is no longer thought, however, that the city owes its name to the family of the Carthaginian leader Hamilcar Barca.
The city's origins trace back to the Romans, who settled in the area in 15 BC and, in the first century BC, built the medieval city of Barcino. It was small, surrounded by a wall roughly 1.5 kilometers in circumference, with the characteristic Roman grid of perpendicular streets.