L'Esquerra de l'Eixample: the coolest neighbourhood in the world according to TimeOut
Andrea Alés - January, 11, 2021

Everyone wants to live in the greatest neighbourhood in the world, but only a lucky few can do so. For our fortune and enjoyment, the one chosen according to Time Out magazine is our favourite: L'Esquerra de l'Eixample in Barcelona. A neighbourhood that pumps its activity to the rhythm of the people of Barcelona every day, surrounded by art galleries, fine cafés and buildings with majestic architecture. Welcome to the heart of Barcelona, the cradle of modernist art and sophistication.

Beyond buildings and shops

To determine the winners of this ranking, the Time Out Index 2020 survey was carried out on more than 38,000 people across the globe who were asked about the culture, gastronomy and leisure activities of their city. The truth is that, regardless of all these factors, it is undeniable that the neighbourhood is surrounded by good vibes and a strong community spirit, one of the main reasons why L'Eixample was proclaimed the lucky winner. During the time of the lockdown and the pandemic, numerous initiatives have been taken by the residents to support their communities and the local businesses that represent the soul of the city.

Those supportive activities included actions such as the "Hidrogel Sessions" in which it were the neighbours themselves who organised dances and music sessions from their own balconies, or neighbours who gave us pieces played on violin to make the confinement more enjoyable.

The beginnings of the most fashionable neighbourhood in the world

You will probably be surprised to learn that, ironically, this same neighbourhood was also born in the midst of the cholera epidemic at the beginning of the 19th century, which gave it that spirit of charity and participation of its community from the very beginning. Little by little, a neighbourhood was built up formed by a network of streets distributed in blocks where the houses were not allowed to be more than three floors high. Although it was originally a working class neighbourhood, it has now become an architectural ensemble of Modernist buildings admired throughout Europe.

A perfect neighbourhood to let yourself fall in love every day with every walk, as all the places you need to go are less than 15 minutes away on foot. Its fantastic public transport communications, its proximity to the centre and its wide range of services, both commercial and leisure, have made L'Esquerra de l'Eixample one of the most relevant areas for those who are looking for a quiet residential area but at the same time close to the city's main attractions.

If you are looking for your home away from home in Barcelona, now is the best time to experience L'Esquerra de l'Eixample as a real place. In its perfect balance between culture and entertainment you can find the most suitable flats to make your stay a unique experience. At The Passage Homes you will enjoy more than just a home: a lifestyle where you can experience Barcelona surrounded by luxury, splendour and services specifically designed for your comfort.

Get to know our flats to enjoy the world's coolest neighbourhood from the balcony of your new home in Barcelona.

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