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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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Activities: Walking
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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Ok, I must admit that I didn't plan enough ahead-so I didn't book online to go inside the church....so I ended up just staying on the Red Bus and drive around it, as the queues... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ok, I must admit that I didn't plan enough ahead-so I didn't book online to go inside the church....so I ended up just staying on the Red Bus and drive around it, as the queues were simply too long for my patience....already many block away from the church did the crowds start appearing and I am not one for big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely outstanding despite the crowds. The exterior might not appeal to everyone, and the "still under construction look" is a bit off putting, but the history and interior make it all worthwhile. Spiritually inspiring even to non-believers, this cathedral is a must-see. So many exquisite details and awe-inspiring features. First thing in the morning or late in the day are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I had seen pictures, watched PBS specials, and talked to friends who had visited the Sagrada Familia, but I still was not prepared for the unusual beautiful structure. Gaudi was genius, and it is clear that he was driven by his spiritual journey to glorify his God. I will watch the progression of completion of this project. I hope to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We only had time to walk around the Basilica and to admire its fantastic architecture. We will return someday to see the finished product and to explore inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I didn't know what to expect so I was completely in awe as soon as I stepped foot inside. The contrast from outside to the the atmosphere inside was enough to stop you in your tracks. Just from our experience at the Sagrada Familia we went straightaway to see Gaudi's other works and went to Casa Batllo and Casa Mila.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing time. Amazing place! Enjoyed walking the towers and the views from up high. Even with all of the work going on, it didn't detract from this wonderful landmark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Yes its still under construction and yes it WILL STILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!!! Gorgeous and interesting this Basilica is breathtaking! DO order your tickets online and do not wait in the extremely long line for no reason and DO go early! First things first DO get the audio tour headset!!! makes the experience and teaches you everything you need to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I have visited quite a few countries and seen many impressive religious buildings/other structures but there is truly no other building quite like the sagrada familia. I think the outside facades are the best/most impressive part of the entire building. If you don't have the extra €15 to spend, then just do your research, learn about the stories attached to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Must see amazing building and worth every penny to enter. Queues can be a bit long, but move very quickly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The story behind the Basilica and all the work completed thus far is impressive. This is a must see on any trip to Barcelona

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