After seeing Gaudi’s epic cathedral you’ll be hard pressed to find something rising to that level, but let’s give it a shot with this list of what to do after Sagrada Familia 🙂
Haven’t had enough Catalan modernism?
Luckily you’ve got the Hospital Sant Pau just a 12-minute walk away.
Here, you can visit this old hospital that’s an architectural jewel unknown to many. It is actually the largest modernist complex in Europe, the work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (the architect of the Palau de la Musica).
It’s recommended to buy tickets in advance, and you can do so using the button below:
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Another attraction you can see is the La Monumental Bullring & Bullfighting Museum, just 11 minutes away on foot down Calle Marina. In this case, it’s more of a historical visit rather than a bullfight, as bullfights have been abolished in Catalunya and this former arena only opens its doors for ‘secular’ events like DJ sets.
Another thing to do after visiting Sagrada Familia is sit down and recharge your batteries with some tapas and a Spanish-style snack/aperitivo.
El Celler de Vermut in Carrer Lepant 239 (just a 5 minute walk from the Sagrada) is the place to do it. Here, in addition to a fresh homemade vermouth, I recommend the pulpo a la gallega (Galician-style octopus).
If, on the other hand, you’re visiting Barcelona with children then I recommend Buenas Migas at the intersection of Carrer Mallorca and Carrer Sardenya. It’s spacious and it’s got great, simple café food like sandwiches, pizza, and lasagna.
For those who want to keep it light they also have a great selection of salads.
I’ve got one more suggestion for you here, especially if it’s post-meal, and that’s taking a 15 minutes walk from Sagrada Familia down to the brand new park of Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes.
In reality, the park is half finished, but the first half is already beautiful! This beautiful green space is ideal for enjoying a sunny spring day. And if you’re visiting Barcelona with kids, your little ones will be delighted to try the slide area.
Finally, if you haven’t booked your Sagrada Familia tickets yet know that booking in advance is mandatory.
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Done some post Sagrada Familia activities before? Leave me a comment on how it went and if you suggest it for the masses!