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Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 935 13 20 60
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a monumental church devoted to the...
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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A must see in Barcelona

Nearly finished being build now this is a place of worship like no other. This was our second trip to Barcelona and our second time seeing the Sagrada Familia. This time we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Nearly finished being build now this is a place of worship like no other. This was our second trip to Barcelona and our second time seeing the Sagrada Familia. This time we booked for the tower visit as well and absolutely loved it. Gave great views of Barcelona from the top. Don't take the lift option down - the stairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful structure...still nowhere near complete but already a work of art. The stained glass and reflection created is unbelievable. Gaudi certainly was a clever guy. Took a guided tour and guide was great...learned things we would not have known. Went up Nativity Tower...don't miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Book your tickets online at least a day or two in advance to ensure you get in while on vacation. Spring for the audio headphones. They provide the history to make the experience richer.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Visited in September 2013. Queues were not too long. Even from the outside view we were overwhelmed. Once I stepped inside tears welled up - it was just such a spiritual experience. Beautiful light filled church with so many wonderful features. Up there with our most moving travelling experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It's pretty awe inspiring outside and inside. It's a nice change from all the other churches around Europe. But the price of entry does seem a bit steep, especially since many of the best churches in Europe are free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Recently I reviewed at some length architect Antonio Gaudi's startling work of domestic architecture, Barcelona's la Casa Mila (also known as La Pedrera). Across town, stands his most important contribution to the Barcelona skyline, La Sagrada Familia (The Sacred Family) Basilica Church. That's not to imply that the two are in any way equal. The former was merely a single... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must see place in Barcelona. Best to get tickets for a specific time on line, which will include the guided commentary. An amazing structure. The line if you don't get tickets stretches for two block. Allow about 2 hours for your visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The Sagrada Familia is one of those "must-see" things during a first trip to Barcelona. As suggested by many other reviewers, we purchased our tickets online in advance, had our hotel print our tickets and then attended the next day. We arrived at our chosen time which ended up being about an hour before sunset, and we walked right in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I saw the Basilica 15 yrs ago for the first time and it was great to go back and see the advancement in the building since then. I hope it'll will be done before I depart this earth! Without a doubt it is one of the most beautiful building you will ever see , even though it is not finished.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This church is downright....gaudy :) it's quite ugly from the outside, but the inside is quite interesting to hear about. I loved hearing why each color was in a specific area, why there were a certain number of towers, why different fruits are where they are, etc. very neat to see Gaudis reasoning for designing it the way he did.... More 

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