Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

Basílica de la Sagrada Familia
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About
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is a church devoted to the Holy Family. One of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous works, the church is perhaps best known for still being under construction since 1882—with works funded purely by donations. Take a lift to the top of the towers for a panoramic view of the city and marvel at the ornate architecture. The nativity facade and crypt have also been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. Skip the line with a pre-booked tour with tower access, or combine your visit with another of Gaudi's work, Parc Guell. – Tripadvisor
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The area
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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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  • loobydoo12
    Sheffield, United Kingdom18 contributions
    Worth a visit
    You'll never see anywhere like it again ..its awe inspiring its alien like and stunning !! It gets very busy so if you can get early tickets do .. Take your time once inside to marvel at the architecture ,sit and enjoy the changing colours of the stain glass windows as the sun rises ..it feels like you're inside a beautiful kaleidoscope with vast pillars reaching high up to the heavens …the interior is serene with its clean lines ,the exterior reminded me of the grandest sand castle you will ever see !!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Karl M
    7 contributions
    Stunning
    I would recommend this as a must visit whilst being in Barcelona. The architecture and the sun shining through the stained glass windows is absolutely stunning. I would recommend booking tickets in advance especially if you wanted to go up one of the Towers.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Kakikel
    4 contributions
    Yes, you should see this!
    A must do on a trip to Barcelona. Breathtakingly beautiful. The architecture is truly a work of art. We went near sunset and the sunlight coming through the stain glass windows only enhanced the beauty of this church.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Travel Brooky
    Melbourne, Australia179 contributions
    Truly Awesome
    This was a truly awesome sight. How someone could imagine and then bring this to life is incredible. We went in February and it was very cold, so crowds were down, it was pretty easy and quite well managed. We pre purchased tickets with allocated time and I suggest that is much easier than queuing as the crowds in other seasons could be heavy. The audio is also really good, so worth downloading the app prior, and take headphones for your device. Both inside and out and quite spectacular and you wouldn’t visit Barcelona without doing this. Took about 45mi s to wander around … you could take longer or shorter depending on your interest. There are toilets on-site and plenty of coffee shops etc outside. There is also a metro stop on the doorstep.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 2 March 2023
  • wjr75
    Nashville, Tennessee2 contributions
    Truly Amazing
    Perhaps the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen. The interior was even more breathtaking than the exterior. The included audio tour gave a good amount of detail. We’re looking forward to returning to see this basilica as it evolves during its continued construction.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2023
  • LAMMER13
    Rochester Hills, Michigan217 contributions
    Must see! Beautiful.
    Absolutely a “must see” when in Barcelona. It is still under construction 100 years later. Just beautiful. A story in every bit of detail that Gaudi envisioned. Make sure you buy tickets in advance. Recommend including the tower tour. Must be physically able to descend 400 steps. There is an elevator to the top. The audio guide provides a lot of information in many languages. Best to get tickets early morning. Will give you more time to view the details with less people. Avoid weekends if possible.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 March 2023
  • L.Freaser
    Miami Beach, Florida12 contributions
    Incredible
    Admission is somewhat expensive, but it is something unique and includes an excellent and highly recommended audio guide. The current visit lasts 45 minutes. An absolute architectural marvel. Incredible to witness its construction process.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Superkatt
    Sweden6,711 contributions
    Enjoy the colours
    We have been much sceptic as to take an excursion to see interior of Sagrada Familia, as this cathedral looks rather sad and unhappy from outside. We were totally gladly surprised when we came into the cathedral itself, the interior is amazing! All unhappiness of exterior is gone, cathedral is overwashed with strong colored sunlight if weather permits. Play of yellow, red, green and other colors of high mosaic windows makes interior absolutely unique and worth a visit and admiration! Do not miss this opportunity when in Barcelona, and book tickets on the net in advance, especially during holidays/weekends.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Paul_et_Family
    Brussels, Belgium19 contributions
    Breathtaking ... no more words needed
    I saw the Sagrada Familia some 25 years ago (building site really) and was expecting to find an exceptional building. In these 25 years the Sagrada Familia has transformed into an exceptional experience. With the audio guide (download when you buy the tickets online from their site) you notice every detail. This is top of my list of things to see anywhere in the world
    Visited March 2023
    Written 9 March 2023
  • Tracy D
    Exeter, United Kingdom104 contributions
    Breathtaking
    We decided not to spend the £45 entry on tickets to go in, it was so busy and felt this was exceptionally high. However, we did take the walk there from plaza catalunya and it was worth the walk. The most amazing experience seeing the outside of the building, more amazing than we expected and if it had been a bit cheaper we would’ve paid to go in. We walked around the outside and there was something to see at every turn. Completely blows your mind! If there was one thing to recommend in Barcelona it would be this, even if, like us, you don’t go inside
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2023
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Gordon W
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Book your tickets well before you travel to Barcelona as we only just managed to get tickets & nearly ended up travelling all that way & missing out on visiting the main attraction!
Written 24 February 2024
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William
185 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Impressive on the outside, Impossible to see on the inside. Almost impossible to see the inside without booking weeks a head of time
Written 21 February 2024
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Johan S
12 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
For me the Sagrada Familia is a truly unique phenomenon. It was my second visit and the first one together my better half.
The outside is truly massive, with a multitude of biblical sculptures, but doesn't hold a candle to its' interior. Symbolism everywhere you look and the light, falling through those colored windows, is beyond impressive. We couldn't stop making pictures.
A ride upto one of the towers is also a must, giving you beautiful views of Barcelona, but the cathedral's interioris the absolute highhlight of a visit to the Sagrada Familia.
The only drawback was that, our visit being on a Saturday afternoon, it was awfully crowded, both inside and out.
Written 20 February 2024
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David B
Leominster, MA9 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
It’s a 150 year old modern day must see….. but save time and visit the basilica of Barcelona for the true heritage of a church
Written 19 February 2024
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CatBostonTraveler
Arlington, VA264 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful structure with fascinating history! Photographer's playground! Amazing light, color & shapes. Security is strict and the walk down from the roof is long (~400 stairs) after an elevator ride up. Definitely worth it to see the colorful mosaics up close. Be sure to visit when in Barcelona!
Written 18 February 2024
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Legitum
Exeter, UK50 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Words really cannot do this building justice. It is absolutely spectacular both from afar and up close. The meticulous planning and exemplary craftwork is miraculous and something to behold. I’m not a big fan of churches. Cathedrals I find boring. This place however is a true wonder. Given my time again, I would definitely get a pass to go up into the towers – we just bought the basic one for the purposes of our visit, which was fine. However, I was a little jealous of the people going up in the lift. I would also make the most of the audio tour, which works really well. We did get a little lost towards the end of the tour and lost our numbering however it didn’t detract from the absolutely awe inspiring nature of the place. A real highlight of our trip to Barcelona, and something of which the city should be immensely proud. I would go back in a heartbeat for this alone.
Written 17 February 2024
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D.W
3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Beautiful building, it is huge! we got off at sagrada familia station and the second you get outside you are hit with this beauty.

If you need food/ Wifi there is a taco bell to the right of it. We went there quickly just to connect to the WIFI to find out next stop after.

As this building is still under construction, you will notice new and old building stone which actually looks cool.

Been back 2 days and missing Barcelona already!
Written 17 February 2024
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Carolina
Portugal4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Beautiful place, with a breathtaking architecture and meaning. There are lots of nice spots around it to take amazing pictures.
Written 16 February 2024
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Peter W
Alton, UK22 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Very interesting visit, and well explained on the audio guide. An iconic and particularly well-presented experience.
Written 15 February 2024
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Emil Iskandaryan
Paphos, Cyprus10 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We are shocked how beautiful is there, it’s more nice in evening when the all lights are switched on, also you have to register online , for having a chance to get inside.
Written 15 February 2024
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Basílica de la Sagrada Familia admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €51.14, while a popular guided tour starts around €3.06 per person.


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