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Sagrada Familia - for the eco-tourist visiting Barcelona

Any green traveller visiting Barcelona should take in the Sagrada Familia, the most famous landmark in Barcelona and probably the most famous in the world that is still under construction. Building work began in 1882 and due to more than one interruption is going with a completion date scheduled for around 2026. However, the fact that the building is not finished does not in any way take away from its beauty.

Entrance to the church costs around EUR10/12. With regards to tours the best option is to just turn up as they are four times a day. The cost is around EUR4 and for an extra couple of euros you can take a lift up one of its towers.

If you are going during the busy periods you may want to consider the Sagrada Familia Skip the Line tour. Apart from doing what is says on the tin this tour also takes in the museum and goes quite in depth. However, the cost is a little more expensive at around EUR30, however, that includes entrance.

Once you have visited the Sagrada Familia why not continue to soak up the local culture by eating at a restaurant that sells traditional Catalonian food. Encis has some lovely choices including tapas and is an ideal stop for lunch or dinner.

There are several hostels near the SF, however, you should be careful when booking as some attract parties of young revellers. The Hostal Felipe II is more of a guest house and will provide more of a relaxed atmosphere for you.

For those eco-tourists that hate the idea of touring in a car then Barcelona is right up your street. The bike sharing system is available and allows users to drop bike's off at spots across the city and pick up another one any time you are passing. There are usually plenty available and as the city is largely flat, these are ideal for getting around.

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