Why you should live in Sagrada Familia

Why you should live in Sagrada Familia

About This Area

The Sagrada Família neighborhood, nestled around the iconic Basilica of the same name, offers a unique blend of historical charm and modern convenience. Living in this lively area means immersing oneself in the rich cultural mix of Barcelona, with the breathtaking architecture of Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece serving as a constant backdrop.

Residents of the Sagrada Família neighborhood enjoy many amenities, including a wide array of shops, restaurants, and cafes catering to diverse tastes. The neighborhood's central location provides easy access to public transportation, making it convenient to visit the rest of the city. Despite its popularity among tourists, the Sagrada Família area maintains a strong sense of community, with locals and expatriates alike enjoying its streets and lively atmosphere.

Living in the Sagrada Família neighborhood also offers the opportunity to witness the ongoing evolution of Gaudí's architectural marvel, as the basilica continues to undergo construction. With its mix of landmarks, cultural attractions, parks and modern amenities, the Sagrada Família neighborhood provides a comfortable and appealing area to live in.


Typical Apartment

Despite the large streets that characterize the entire district of Eixample, La Sagrada Família was, up until the second half of the twentieth century, a heavily industrialzed zone with many factories. A few of the older, smaller and quieter streets can still be found in this area. Eventually, all factories closed and some moved elsewhere, but besides the bigger and more modern apartments in this area, the neihghborhood still retains some of its original, small apartments and workshops. 


The area around the basilica is typical of the wider L’Eixample district; long, broad streets laid out in a grid pattern. In this popular district, you’ll find lots of typical Catalan tapas bars, cafés and souvenir shops. Away from the excessively touristy areas, you will also have plenty of contact with the locals. Its relative serenity and lack of traffic during the night all help make it a good choice if you’re after a peaceful stay in the city.

Getting Around

  • Metro: The two metro lines L2 and L5 can be found here. The main stop is Sagrada Família, right in front of the famous basilica of the same name. Many different bus lines run through this area as well.  
  • Distance to the Beach: 6km


Sagrada Familia

The most famous work-in-progress in the world, the Holy Family began on a modest scale in 1882 before Gaudí took charge in 1884. The artist then devoted the rest of his life to the temple, right up to his death in 1926 when he was run over by a tram. Work restarted after the Civil War in the 1950s using his original plans and is still ongoing today. Despite the cranes and scaffolding usually covering it, you can see that it is beginning to take shape and the project is expected to be completed in the next 20 years.

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

The Hospital Sant Pau is a beautiful complex from the time of the Modernisme, a masterpiece by the architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner. You will feel comfortable and wonder why not all hospitals are built that way; Rightly the hospital is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage.

Jardins de la Industria

The beautiful metropolis, Barcelona, has many oasis: Squares, parks and gardens. Jardins de la Industria is one of them. It’s a nice quiet place, situated on the corner of Carrer de la Marina and Carrer de la Industria, 300 meter from Sagrada Familia.


Barcelona’s cosmopolitan spirit – diverse and intercultural – is shown by the fact that nearly 18% of city residents are foreigners. The city is divided into 10 districts and made up of 73 neighborhoods, filled with lots of history, culture, and plenty of fun activities for everyone. The neighborhoods are all distinct from one another, each one offering its own best features. We offer unique and different homes in some of the best neighborhoods of Barcelona; let us help you to discover your favorite neighborhood to live in!.