Sagrada Familia is a great attraction of Barcelona, Spain. This place alone attracts about 3 million visitors each year, contributes greatly to the total number of visitors. The magnificent architecture is still there after so many years, making this place a great place for sight-seeing. It also offers lots of opportunities for foreigners to learn more about Spain. All in all, a must-visit area of Barcelona, and greatly recommended by many other tourists. Below are greatest attractions in the area.
Gaudí Avenue starts in front of Gaudí’s unfinished church, and it ends at another famous modernist building: L’Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau. If you’re in the City of Counts, you should definitely take your time to walk this avenue packed with cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the most privileged views of the city while you eat some of the best tapas in Barcelona, or do some shopping in the trendiest and most original shops in town.
Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site
Once you’ve reached the end of the Gaudí Avenue, pay a visit to the modernist Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. Following more than 5 years of restoration works, Sant Pau is a beautiful cultural attraction. The site is also home to several headquarters of nearly 9 international institutions, undertaking research in fields such as education and health. Take a guided tour of the modernist building of Sant Pau since it’s only minutes away from the Sagrada Familia, as it is one of the most important constructions in a city known for its modernist influences.
If you’re in the neighborhood of Sagrada Familia, you should take a break before or after visiting Gaudí’s church and enjoy some local food. Gaudí Avenue is the perfect place to try some of the most popular tapas and pinchos in the city, so sit on a terrace if the weather is nice and drink the famous sangria Catalana while you enjoy a privileged view of the Sagrada Familia.
Of course, visiting the Sagrada Familia is a must if you’re in Barcelona. Gaudí’s monumental creation must be the most characteristic spot in the city. The church, built by one of the most important architects in the world, is the reason why Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations. If you’re planning on visiting the Sagrada Familia, don’t forget to buy your tickets online in order to avoid queues and make the most of your time in the city.
The Michael Collins Irish Bar
The Michael Collins Irish Bar may not be as famous as Gaudí’s work, but it is definitely one of the most popular pubs in the city and the most well-known in the neighborhood of Sagrada Familia. The relaxing atmosphere, variety of beers, great service and the choice of music have turned this typical Irish bar into an essential spot to visit in Barcelona.
Passeig de Sant Joan
This beautiful avenue in the heart of the city is only minutes away from Sagrada Familia, and it is definitely a must-see if you’re spending some time in Barcelona. Passeig de Sant Joan starts at the Arc de Triomf, a memorial arch built by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, and it ends in the famous neighborhood of Travessera de Gràcia.
The avenue, surrounded by parks, is a perfect place in town to go with little kids or take long romantic walks. Whether it’s summer or winter, don’t forget to grab an ice cream or some delicious horchata in Passeig de Sant Joan’s most famous horchatería, Verdú.
Hope you have a wonderful time in Barcelona and Sagrada Família
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