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Eixample is a district of Barcelona that was built as an extension when Barcelona started to grow during the middle of the 19th century. The 7.5 square km district is know for its long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and octagonal city blocks - distinctive for Barcelona. This was the visionary design of Spanish urban planner Ildefons Cerdà, who considered traffic and transport along with sunlight and ventilation in coming up with his characteristic octagonal blocks.
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