L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample is one of the most interesting neighbourhoods in Barcelona's famous Ensanche district. Formerly it belonged to a single district called Eixample Esquerra (left extension), next to the Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample, with Paseo de Gracia as the dividing point between the right and the left district. On the sea side it is bordered by the neighbourhoods of El Raval and Sant Antoni, and on the mountain side by the neighbourhood of Sant Gervasi. As you move within the neighbourhood of l'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample, the buildings become more popular and impressive, taking into account that the apartments in Eixample are all spacious, but the closest ones to Sant Gervasi are even more elegant and exclusive and, therefore, also more expensive. If you seek to rent an apartment in a family oriented neighbourhood with services, commercial areas and good connections, or if you are a student and decide to share an apartment, this is an excellent option.
L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample belongs to one of six neighbourhoods located in the district of Eixample, which is one of the urban wonders of Barcelona, designed by Ildefons Cerdà. This neighbourhood is well-known for its boundary with Barcelona's Diagonal and the Sant Gervasi neighbourhood. This area is close to the Corte Inglés of Plaza Francesc Macià, and has many elegant restaurants, as well as a multitude of fashion and decoration stores. The houses in this neighbourhood are large and spacious, sunny and have great interior patios, that allow the sun and light to flood into the rear of the building. Many ground floors, however, have beautiful terraces where you can enjoy the outdoors, and the upper floors have glazed galleries that provide plenty of light. The prices of the apartments in L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample are high, especially those that are closest to the Diagonal and the Sant Gervasi district. The area also has good health care centers, with one of the leading specialty hospitals in Spain, in addition to the medical school, which is ideal for students at this university.
As we have mentioned before, this neighbourhood has one of the best hospitals of reference, being the first hospital to perform the first kidney transplant by doctor Josep Maria Gil-Vernet i Vila in Spain in 1965, the first bone marrow transplant by Ciril Rozman Borstnar in 1976 and the first pancreas transplant in 1983. The building is neoclassical from the early twentieth century, and it also houses the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. For this reason, it is not only a great neighbourhood for families, it is also a perfect place to share an apartment, if you are a medical student and decide to choose this prestigious university.