There are many activities to do and attractions to see near the most famous Catalan basilica: La Sagrada Familia. We have collected here for you some of the best places of interest including bars, pubs and avenues.
The best attractions near Sagrada Familia
Passeig de Sant Joan
This street is only a few minutes away from the basilica. It is surrounded by parks where to hang out with friends or family. It gathers a variety of beautiful cafes, restaurants for all tastes, stately buildings and wide sidewalks… It starts in Arc de Triomf and ends in Travessera de Gracia.
Gaud√≠ avenue starts in front of the Basilica and ends in Sant Pau. This is an avenue full of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a nice stroll admiring the views of the city, try the local tapas or even go shopping. The district is full of chocolatiers or butchers. Besides of that, there is a market that can be considered a rival for the Boqueria and where you will find any kind of fruit and vegetables stalls. However if you prefer shopping in most well-known shops like El Corte Ingl√©s, Zara, Pull and Bear, Mango, etc. or eating in fancy places, you can quickly get to the famous¬†Passeig de Gr√†cia either by metro or with a 15-minute walk.
On a visit to the Art Nouveau Site you will appreciate one of the most outstanding modernist buildings of Barcelona. You can visit one of Europe’s oldest healthcare institutions, the¬†Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. This building designed by Llu√≠s Dom√®nech Muntaner was based on his belief that if ill people were in a beautiful place, they would heal sooner. The exhibition is home to several headquarters of different international important institutions in the area of education and health. The historic area has been restored, so now it is even more amazing.
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The Michael Collins Irish Bar
This is one of the most famous Irish pubs in Barcelona, and it is located in the Sagrada Familia neighborhood. Here you can find a wide range of beers, great service, a relaxing atmosphere and live music. A good spot to end your day after all the activities listed above!
And of course… don’t forget to visit the Sagrada Familia itself. The Gaud√≠’s creation is one of the most important cultural spots of Barcelona, Spain and the world. It is one of the favorite places for the tourists and sometimes the main reason to visit the Catalan capital. Even though being still in construction due to the fatal end of the architect, it is breathtaking anyway. Admire its sculptures, mosaics, colorful glass and all of the architectural beauty.