If there’s one site you cannot pass on while visiting Barcelona, it’s La Sagrada Família. The immense basilica is famed architect Antoni Gaudí’s most celebrated creation and the most iconic edifice in a city filled with great architecture. Taking a guided tour of this UNESCO World heritage site is a no-brainer, but you can do much better than a quick visit if you want to admire the site. Booking a hotel near La Sagrada Família (maybe even a hotel with views of the basilica) will allow you to see Gaudí’s last and most cherished project again and again. After all, you can never get enough.
- Where are the best hotels near La Sagrada Família located?
- The best hotels near La Sagrada Família with great views of the basilica
- The best hotels near La Sagrada Família but without views of the basilica
- Why is La Sagrada Família still not finished?
- How long until La Sagrada Família is done?
Where are the best hotels near La Sagrada Família located?
The best hotels near La Sagrada Família with great views of the basilica
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Radisson Blu 1882 Hotel
Just four minutes on foot from La Sagrada Família, the Radisson Blu 1882 Hotel is not only close to the basilica, it’s got some great views of it. While you can’t see Antoni Gaudí’s creation from any of the modern and stylish 182 guest rooms, you can admire it in all its glory — and with a drink in hand — from the rooftop bar. When you get tired of the view (which is unlikely), you can hit the 24/7 gym, the pool, or the other three food and drinks venues on site. And when you want to explore Barcelona further, you can ask reception for one of the bikes made available to guests for free.
Where: C/ de Còrsega, 482, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
Price per night: Starting at $354
Sercotel Hotel Rosellon
This four-star property is a three-minute walk to La Sagrada Família and it’s the hotel with the best views of it. From the rooftop terrace, guests at the Sercotel Rosellon get a front-row seat to the impressive basilica, and panoramic vistas of the rest of the city. If you don’t like sharing the scenery with other hotel guests, book a room with a view to enjoy this marvel of architecture from your bed. There’s a cafeteria on site and a bar on the rooftop. A buffet breakfast is available and so is an airport shuttle — but we’re pretty sure you won’t want to leave.
Where: C/ del Rosselló, 390, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
Price per night: Starting at $290
The Eurostars Monumental is a four-star property located a little more than 10 minutes on foot from La Sagrada Família. The hotel is on the small side with only 45 well-appointed, modern rooms fitted with air conditioning and rainfall showers. Several of the guest rooms offer views of the basilica, whether from their windows of their large terraces. The Eurostars Monumental also has a bar-café and a breakfast buffet (for a fee). You can rent bicycles from the front desk if you wish to see more of Barcelona without using public transport.
Where: C/ del Consell de Cent, 498, 500, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Price per night: Starting at $198
Ibis Barcelona Centro Sagrada Família
The Ibis Barcelona Centro Sagrada Família hotel is part of the huge and affordable hotel chain Ibis, so don’t expect a unique and fabulous interior decor. That said, the decor, which is simple but pleasant, is only second to the property’s location — just seven minutes on foot to the Sagrada Família — and the views of the basilica’s tower that guests can get from their room window. The hotel is equipped with air conditioning and WiFi, and there’s a bar on site. Breakfast is available (for a fee).
Where: C/ de Nàpols, 230-232, Hb004593, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Price per night: Starting at $153
The best hotels near La Sagrada Família but without views of the basilica
Well and Come Boutique Hotel
The four-star Well and Come Boutique Hotel may not have views of La Sagrada Família but it’s only 15 minutes on foot from it. Also, it’s packed with great amenities that make up for the lack of vistas: a rooftop with a beautiful swimming pool and sun loungers, a 24-hour health club, a buffet breakfast (for a fee), and an airport shuttle (for a fee). The interior decor is stylish, with 44 spacious guest rooms all simple, yet chic.
Where: C/ de Girona, 158, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
Price per night: Starting at $301
Occidental Diagonal 414
The hotel Occidental Diagonal 414, like its name indicates, is located at number 414 of Diagonal Avenue, the largest and main avenue in Barcelona. It is also just a 14 minutes’ walk to La Sagrada Família, and sits next door to La Casa de les Punxes (the House of Spikes), a residential building that resembles a gothic castle. The four-star property has a beautiful rooftop space, where guests can plunge in the pool, or have a drink at the bar and relax on a sun lounger while taking in the city views. All 100 rooms are elegant, furnished with modern, high-quality furniture. There’s a snack-bar on site and breakfast is available (for a fee).
Where: Av. Diagonal, 414, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
Price per night: Starting at $297
Room Mate Carla
The hotel Room Mate Carla is a four-star property located 16 minutes away on foot from La Sagrada Família. This property is not a run-of-the-mill hotel with cookie-cutter furniture and art — it’s fun, colorful, modern, and very stylish. The rooms feature bold accent walls that match the carpet while the bar and breakfast space are all about deep cobalt blues, bright yellows, and emerald greens. There’s an honesty bar on site and breakfast is available for a fee (and available until 12 noon). While there’s no pool, there is a small gym.
Where: C/ de Mallorca, 288, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
Price per night: Starting at $267
Why is La Sagrada Família still not finished?
The construction of La Sagrada Família started in 1882, just over 140 years ago. The project is immense and very detailed, thus requiring vast amounts of money to be completed. Finishing the project according to the drawing of Antoni Gaudí also means the destruction of several thousands of homes around the site and the eviction of thousands of locals from their houses, which is still very much disputed.
How long until La Sagrada Família is done?
La Sagrada Família is expected to be finished in 2026 with the erection of the very last tower, the Tower of Jesus. The Tower of Jesus will be the central tower and the 18th tower of the edifice. 2026 will mark the 100th anniversary of Antoni Gaudí’s death.