Sagrada Família is a neighborhood that gets its name from the famous church by Gaudí, which can be found at the center of it. This neighborhood is part of the unique Eixample district, meaning “expansion” in Catalan, built between the 19th and 20th centuries as the first expansion of the original city of Barcelona ("Ciutat Vella" or "Old Town"). The Eixample was designed in a strict grid pattern, to facilitate traffic and airflow, which makes navigation very easy in this part of Barcelona.
In the heart of this area you will find the famous church of La Sagrada Família, a symbol of Barcelona still under construction. Gaudí started the project at the end of the 19th century, and building started in 1882. Now it is one of the main attractions of Barcelona, and many people come just to enjoy the beauty and the complexity of this basilica. Other than that, in this residential neighborhood, you will enjoy many beautiful parks such as the gardens of the Indústria and the Gaudí park, as well as some quiet streets.
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. Some 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.
- Library: Biblioteca Sagrada Família - Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte
- Gyms: Metropolitan Sagrada Familia / Claror Sardenya / VivaGym
- Language Schools: BCN Languages
- 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
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