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The swarm of buildings and streets built into a grid that make up the Eixample make it recognisable from a bird’s-eye view. Separated on the right (‘Dreta’) and left (‘Esquerre’) by Passeig de Gràcia, the sprawling Barcelona district is characterised by chamfers, Modernista buildings of great artistic value, and streets designed according to rule and rationale. Perhaps this is a superficial portrait of what’s really going on in this part of the city, which, although one of the most populated, has a distinct lack of public squares and green spaces, and rental prices are escalating.