La Sagrada Família

An everyday neighborhood surrounds La Sagrada Família's strikingly divine cathedral.

The area surrounding Barcelona’s work-in-progress cathedral, la Sagrada Família, comes alive with brazen modernist architecture, buzzing alleyways filled with bars and cafes, and tree-lined avenues with sweeping views of the awe-inspiring edifice. Gaudí’s eponymous masterpiece watches over the neighborhood below as it hums with tourist traffic day and night. Not every soul in la Sagrada Família is a stranger to the city–locals often patronize the upscale businesses that tuck themselves into the neighborhood's lesser-traveled side streets.

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On the Map

La Sagrada Família is within Eixample and bordered by El Baix Guinardó, Camp d'en Grassot i Gràcia Nova, El Clot, El Camp de l'Arpa del Clot, el Fort Pienc, Glòries - El Parc, Guinardó, and Gràcia

El Prat Airport: 25 minutes by car without traffic or 60 minutes by public transit
Sants Station: 20 minutes by public transit
Plaça Catalunya: 20 minutes by public transit
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Architectural Grandeur: 360º Sagrada Família

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Gaudí's la Sagrada Família cathedral plays the protagonist in the story of the surrounding neighborhood that shares its name.

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The cathedral's presence is so captivating that those who visit often spend hours in the shadows of its skyward towers.

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Its splendor is recognized the world over.

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La Sagrada Família remains a protected UNESCO world heritage site.

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The sacred church feels nearly omnipresent but as otherworldly as it is, it merits more than a story.

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We dare say that a fairytale is more fitting.

Around La Sagrada Família

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Despite the formidable fame the cathedral brings to the neighborhood, locals celebrate the relative serenity they find along la Sagrada Família's side streets.

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Young families, new families, and generations-old families populate la Sagrada Família. The area offers everything they need.

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Supermarkets and plazas.

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Gelaterias.

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Cafeterías.

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Best friends.

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The perfect quiet bench.

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Like its esteemed cathedral, the neighborhood itself continues to build, grow, and evolve.

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Take a moment to marvel.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

The Weaver House

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Hannah and Kelty are twin sisters from Portland, Oregon. After studying foreign languages together at Stanford University they parted ways, moving to Barcelona & San Francisco. Re-uniting in 2010, they launched The Weaver House: a collaboration in photography, design, and fashion. They shoot with polaroid, 35mm and digital, gravitating toward organic and unique personalities, spaces, and unions.

Susana Lopez

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Susana Lopez is a freelance photographer currently based in Barcelona. She travels wherever an interesting project takes her. Design and music are two of the corner stones of her life and she admits to feeling slightly frustrated that she didn’t become a rockstar. Photographing Barcelona for Neighborhoods made her fall in love with this amazing city all over again.