Sagrada Familia The famous holy church is designed and (half) built under the supervision of Antoni Gaudi might be the most famous structure in the whole of Barcelona. Dominating the skyline with its unusual structure and building cranes, this colossal structure has been built for more than 100 years and is nowhere near being finished. Some people are suggesting that it might be finished in 2026, on the 100th anniversary for Gaudí’s death. Across from the structure, the Placa de Gaudi gives a welcome resting place for tourists who want to take a break in the sun and gaze at the Sagrada Familia. On the other side, the Placa de Sagrada Familia gives the same view and resting place for the tired. The Eixample neighbourhood consists of square building blocks with a courtyard in the center, meant to be self sustaining and durable. In the area surrounding the La Sagrada Familia you can find another Unesco World Heritage Site, the magnificent Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. In fact, 5 of Barcelonas 8 Unesco World Heritage Sites are in the Eixample district. The area is inhabited by mostly locals but naturally many tourists visit this magnificent church. The area is considered very safe and house many cozy bars together with a vibrant nightlife for the young and restless. Public transportation can easily take you to the city center and friendly people of Barcelona will make this area a delight to stay in.