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.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Architectural Grandeur: 360º Sagrada Família
Around La Sagrada Família
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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.
The Weaver House
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.