In addition to visiting the quintessential symbol of Barcelona, from the Sagrada Família stop you can stroll through a district of pleasant avenues and see the world’s largest Modernista complex.
A quiet neighbourhood with two of Modernisme’s foremost works
The Sagrada Família stop on the Blue Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic is located in the square opposite Barcelona’s most-visited monument. From this point you can not only see Antoni Gaudí’s basilica, which has been under construction since 1883, but you can also stroll up the charming Avinguda de Gaudí to the imposing entrance to Hospital de Sant Pau, a singular complex of streets and thirteen Modernista pavilions designed as a garden city by Domènech i Montaner.
And on a pleasant stroll through the Sagrada Família district you can see the highly original Casa Planells, designed by Josep Maria Jujol, who collaborated with Gaudí on his main projects, and walk along Passeig de Sant Joan, a quite avenue and neighbourhood meeting point, where you can visit Palau Macaya by Puig i Cadafalch.