Barcelona - The city with a unique form of district territory became a tourist attraction in itself. As in Barcelona, there are districts which when viewed from the sky will look uniform shape of square blocks.
Beheld from website A View On City, Tuesday (09/07/2013), this unique building architecture district called Eixample. Eixample has a sense of renewal and built when the City of Barcelona began to grow in the mid-19th century.
Eixample is a district in Barcelona. It is located in the tourist area between the old town and the small towns in the vicinity. Eixample city has traits long straight roads, with road width on junction.
At the intersection of this line, standing uniform building blocks patterned box with obtuse angles to form the octagon. Regular and uniform design of the city is Spanish architect masterpiece, Ildefons Cerda.
According to him, in building an environment, there should be consideration of traffic, amount of sunlight that can enter, as well as ventilation. Cerda plan for the Eixample considered quite visionary.
The streets are extended at each intersection. He also cut the corner of the street to be blunt and octagonal shape. The goal in the 19th Century was to train a horse to turn more easily.
So that when seen from the sky, buildings in the Eixample area is seen to have a similar shape, that is square. However, all is not as perfect Cerda plan which he had hoped.
The architects who built Eixample district lines do not follow the pattern of Cerda. Although the same shape, but the road was not built on an area of intersection design overview Cerda. In addition, the park area is also eliminated.
Now, when visiting the Eixample district, tourists will be treated to beautiful views of the buildings with Modernista architecture. Currently, almost all the buildings in the Eixample is the work of architect Antoni Gaudi and Ildefons Cerda.
Travelers can visit historic buildings Barcelona University, distinctive landmarks such as Casa Modernista architecture Golferichs, Parc de Joan Miro, and two important food markets in this area, Mercat del Ninot and the Mercat Sant Antoni.