The following areas describe the major areas in which our apartments are situated. While the Gothic quarter and the Born area are right next to each other and the most centrally located ones, Eixample is the largest district in Barcelona.
If you are seeking an apartment close to the beach, you will find it in our section Beach, which contains apartments in Port Olimpic, Barceloneta and Diagonal Mar.
Metro: Verdaguer / Sagrada Familia / Sant Pau | Dos de Maig / Encants
Essentials: Walking Avinguda de Gaudi from one end to the another
Famous for: The spectacular Sagrada Familia basilica designed by Gaudi
In three words: Unique, local, peaceful
La Sagrada Família is a neighborhood surrounding the Barcelona’s most famous basilica with the same name, the stunning Sagrada Família. The area is vibrant and away from the most touristic parts of the city. From La Sagrada Familia you’ll find local lifestyle, quietness and many restaurants and bars.
HISTORY: The probably most famous building of Barcelona is located here. Construction of Sagrada Família started in 1881, and it has been on the go since that. It is estimated that the giant basilica would be ready in 2026 – after 145 years of construction. At the other end of Avinguda de Gaudi is placed Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, one another architectural gem. The construction of this stunning old hospital was finished in 1930.
ATMOSPHERE: The neighborhood of Sagrada Familia is laid-back and calm, away from the bustle of the city center. Many of the neighbors are older generation and professionals, as the Sagrada Família is not that popular neighborhood for students or young families. Good sleep is doubtless because of the tranquil and safe atmosphere.
PLACES: The Antonio Gaudi’s masterpiece, basilica of Sagrada Família, is definitely worth visiting. You can enjoy the architecture without entering the bulding, as it is surrounded by a park full of life and activities.
From the basilica you can walk along Avinguda de Gaudi to another modernist bulding, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Both of these architectural gems have been declared to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Around the neighborhood you will find many small and relaxing parks, as well as some of Barcelona’s best tapas restaurants. Enjoy the wonderful view of Sagrada Família while feasting with some famous sangria Catalana, pinchos and tapas dishes.