OAK Properties

Jazmi

"Flat for rent in La Dreta de l'Eixample"

Hover here

3.250 € / month

157 m² - 2 Bedrooms

La Dreta de l´Eixample
Contact Us

Jazmi

Jazmi

"About me"

3.250 € / month

157 m² - 2 Bedrooms

La Dreta de l´Eixample
Contact Us
Modern Barcelona was born in L’Eixample, devised by the engineer and urban planner to whom it owes its magical and unique drawing: Ildefons Cerdà. With his urban plan, Cerdà designed an egalitarian city, where some neighborhoods do not differ from others and public services are distributed evenly throughout all corners. The district is the result of one of the most splendid moments in the history of the city, when it was definitively configured as the engine of contemporary Catalonia and broke with the medieval past by tearing down the walls. L’Eixample was built in the years of the industrialization of Catalonia, at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The central part, the Dreta de l’Eixample, was the neighborhood of the bourgeoisie who introduced their own style into their home, modernism. L’Eixample is made up of six neighbourhoods: Dreta de l’Eixample, Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample, Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample, Fort Pienc, Sagrada Família and Sant Antoni. His urban plan was based on a large network of perpendicular and cross streets, all of them uniform, except for two superimposed slanted thoroughfares — Diagonal and Meridiana — and the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes. The point where these axes met was the great communications center of L’Eixample, where a large square was planned, that of the Glòries Catalanes. With great rigor, he provided for the uniform distribution of service areas, such as markets, social centers and churches, and large district parks. The blocks were not exactly square, since, to facilitate visibility, the corners are cut in the form of a chamfer. Inside each one, it was only allowed to build on one or two sides, and the rest of the space was left for the neighbors’ garden. The houses were not to be more than three stories high (16 meters), and they were not to be very deep either. Cerdà established it this way because he considered that the health of citizens depended on being able to live in well-lit houses through which the clean air from the gardens circulated, which should completely envelop them. Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Josep Maria Jujol, Antoni Gaudí and many other architects gradually created the new district. Thus, a new style began that moved away from the monotony of the dominant eclecticism up to that moment: modernism. A style present in buildings of great heritage value that turn the center of the district into a unique architectural ensemble in all of Europe. Modernist architecture mixed the new techniques and materials of the moment with the use of resources provided by the various traditional decorative techniques: stucco, sgraffito, leaded stained glass windows, wrought iron. The work of the artisans was put at the service of the design and conception of modernist architects. A new architecture and a new concept of space that included the old traditional techniques and the most innovative, all in harmony at the service of creative freedom, which year after year attracts the eyes of visitors from all over the world.

Want to know more about this property?

Let’s talk

Don’t hesitate to call us or send us a message.  We will be glad to be of help.

Contact us

Your enquiries are our priorities. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Logotype. Oak Properties, properties that inspire.

Let us help you

    Logotype. Oak Properties, properties that inspire.

    Let us help you