In this project, Kevin and I are covering the mapping of Eixample district. Eixample is the home of many historical landmarks, thus it is a great point of interest for the tourists. The circulation and traffic of Eixample are affected by these tourist attractions. In this mapping project, we are going to explore the traffic, transportation, and circulation around the tourist attractions as well as of the entire Eixample district.
Our considerations for mapping are-
- Public transportation
- Pedestrian traffic
- Point of interests
Figure: Mapping of the six administrative neighborhoods.
The Eixample is a district of Barcelona between the old city and what were once surrounding small towns. It has a population of 262,000.
The district was planned by Ildefones Cerda in 1859. While designing Cerda considered the traffic and transportation of the area. Eixample is well designed by long straight streets in a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues. The streets broaden at every intersection for greater visibility, and the present day it serves for the short stay parking space.
There are six administrative neighborhoods:
- Esquerra Alta de L’Eixample
- Esquerra Baixa L’Eixample
- Dreta De L’Eixample
- San Antoni
- Sagrada Familia
- Fort Pienc
Points of interests of this district:
- Casa Batllo
- Mercat de la Boqueria
- Casa ‘’La Pedrera”
- Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
- Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catalan
- Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
- Recinte modernista de sant pau