Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

Basílica de la Sagrada Familia
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
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08:00 - 18:00
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About
The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a monumental church devoted to the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Construction began in 1882, based on plans drawn up by the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, and Antoni Gaudi was commissioned to continue the project in 1883. The Temple has always been an expiatory church, built only from donations. As Gaudi said: "The Expiatory Church of the Sagrada Familia is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people." In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the site as a minor basilica
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Neighbourhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Sagrada Família • 2 min walk
  • Monumental • 7 min walk
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JohnandMarylou
Milton, MA469 contributions
We were very impressed with the beautiful Basilica. We had heard a lot about just how much there was going on throughout the building. We did not feel that it was as overwhelming as we expected. The Nativity façade was beautiful and told the story of Christ's early years and the Passion façade with the more modern statues was very powerful and much more modern than so many other churches where everything seems to be renaissance or medieval. The interior was beautiful and far more simple and moving than I expected. The sunlight through the windows provided a wonderful feel. The staff was very helpful with downloading the audio guide and the guide itself was very helpful. The Sagrada Familia lives up to the hype and is a must see if you are in Barcelona.
Written 27 September 2022
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assyrian h
12 contributions
Long lines, tickets sold only on line?.?.expensive tickets to see a church,hop on hop off bus across street was good,coffee shop across street very poor services and not English speakers.
Written 26 September 2022
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abhi
Reus, Spain2 contributions
Friends
La Sacrada Familia was a the most mind blowing, marvellous and amazing piece of architecture I’ve every seen, its grandiose from the outside but from inside it’s something so mesmerising , I find myself with loss of words to describe it of.
Written 26 September 2022
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Sean H
4 contributions
Had a wonderful visit to the basilica! Even got to see a wedding in progress in one of the basement areas!
Written 26 September 2022
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Chngglr
Seattle, WA30 contributions
It was grant. We went in 1900. The sun shine through the stain glass was quite pretty. We also did the tower. Elevator up spiral stairs down. Don’t do it if you are claustrophobia, hips or knees problem.
Written 26 September 2022
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Thomas W
Houston, TX145 contributions
Couples
I found the outside a bit gaudy, but the inside is wonderful. Well worth a visit. We did not go up the towers.

If you want to visit, it is best to download the official app and buy tickets on the ofiicial website (e.g. through the app). Once you buy tickets, you can reassign a given ticket to someone else in your group. The app is also used to download the narration for the tours (e.g. 45 minutes or 25 minutes express tour). There are numbered signs showing main points on the tour.

The entries are timed, but you can arrive and get in line for entry say +/- 20 minutes. The entrance is at the black umbrellas near a park and metro entrance (on the most gaudy side of the cathedral). There are many eating places nearby.

There is also a museum underneath on the less gaudy side, but we gave it a miss.
Written 26 September 2022
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Maria G
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Such a fantastic building. What a project! We really enjoyed the guided tour. This is something you don´t want to miss when you are in Barcelona.
Written 26 September 2022
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Carol G
Long Island, NY7 contributions
Don’t get me wrong this was a beautiful basilica however just simply was not my taste it was a little too gaudy for my liking. They are still building this church and it is extremely ornate on the outside and on the inside it’s almost modern. I did not like the glass elevator that was in the middle of the church very out of character.
Written 26 September 2022
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Hasso-K
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany97 contributions
a real must see in the large hall inside, but the tower ist great, too - but you should better book a guided tour, because there is so much to see...
Written 26 September 2022
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Brizzle1973
Bristol, UK78 contributions
I was last here in the 80's and you can see how much work has been done. It's still completely mindblowing how large this place is and how much work is going in to the building and restoration. We booked an english guided tour which was really useful and gave you a great insight on how things are being done. You can also use your mobile phone to access key information in locations inside.
We included a trip up the towers, this has changed since my last visit. You now have to choose a set of towers out of the two you can do. You have about 10 minutes to go up, look and start heading down due to the numbers but as you can imagine space is not huge up there so you have to keep moving and you do not get as good as view as you did back in the 80's but then its more commercial now.
It is definately worth a visit and to have your mind blown.
Written 25 September 2022
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