Eixample translates from Catalan as ‘Expansion’. The neighborhood received its name due to the fact that it was built outside of the original Barcelona city walls. The district was developed with an intent to connect the old Barcelona with the surrounding towns, like Gràcia, into one metropolis. If you found yourself in Eixample- take a long walk. Start from the Sagrada Familia and walk to the other end of the neighborhood. The astonishing architecture is what attracts so many tourists to Eixample. Most of Gaudi’s heritage and other modernists buildings are located here.