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La Sagrada Família

A visit to the Sagrada Familia is a must during your stay in Barcelona. Work began on La Sagrada Familia in the early 1880’s, and it remains unfinished to this day. Antoni Gaudí was just 31 years old when he took over the project, which would eventually become his most famous work. The Sagrada Familia is expected to be completed in 2026, 100 years after Gaudí’s death. Whilst building work continues, worship is already a regular occurrence. The Archdiocese of Barcelona holds an international mass at the Basilica of the Sagrada Família on Sundays, which you can participate in for free. Tickets are available to purchase online or outside La Sagrada Família on the day.

La Rambla

La Rambla is a 1.2km boulevard starting at Plaça de Catalunya and ending at the statue of Christopher Columbus down by the port. Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the street was lined with churches and convents, but it’s now filled with shops, bars, restaurants and markets. We’d recommend stopping for a delicious hot chocolate at the infamous Cafè de l’Opera, which is one of Barcelona’s few remaining historical cafes. La Rambla, situated in the Gothic Quarter, is just a 25 minute bus ride away from Jacobs Inn Hostel.

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Barcelona’s beaches

There’s a fair few beaches for you to visit during your stay in Barcelona. Jacobs Inn Hostel is located just minutes away from Platja de la Mar Bella and Platja de la Nova Icària. We regularly organise beach trips for our guests, and you can join us for a game of volleyball, swim in our beautiful ocean or just sit back and relax. Barceloneta Beach, one of Barcelona’s larger, more traditional beaches, offers 422 metres of golden sands located in the city’s fishing district. There’s plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes alongside the seafront too, where you can enjoy some of the freshest seafood and traditional spanish delicacies, including paella.

Festa Major de Gràcia

Each year in August, Barcelona’s streets come alive thanks to Festa Major de Gràcia, a week-long fiesta that fills the up-town area with colour, music and dance. Gràcia is an area in Barcelona known for its laid-back atmosphere, busy squares and vibrant nightlife. During La Fiesta de Gràcia, the streets compete to be crowned best decorated, choosing different themes each year. Gràcia Festival is also packed with food stalls, live music, shows and parades. Festa Major de Gràcia is free to attend, but it gets more popular every year, so make sure you book your stay at Jacobs Inn Hostel nice and early!