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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
+34 935 13 20 60
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Ranked #2 of 327 attractions in Barcelona
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description:   Nearest metro station: Sagrada Familia Hours:      9:00 to 20:00 (April - September)                  9:00 to 18:00  (October - March) * 9:00 to... more »
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Teesside
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is stunning - a must see from the inside. If you visit the towers take the lift back down - the small tight spiral staircase is a living nightmare for anyone whom dislikes heights, confined spaces and unsure footing. It is also a very, very long way down.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I seriously had my doubts to go and visit this church, since I am not much of a churchvisitor. But really this is a must! Never have I ever seen such a 'modern' church with such beauty! The mindset behind the architecture is the idea of religion (in my opinion)!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We took an arranged tour through the Basilica. It has such unusual architecture that a tour is needed to learn the interpretation of the architect. Once you understand the architects mentality, you can find the beauty in every element of the Basilica.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must see destination on your trip to Barcelona. The basilica is truly a sight to behold with its mixture of Gothic and contemporary design. Hopefully the day you visit is a sunny day so that you can see how light plays a very important role in illuminating the church inside. Whatever you do...determine what day you will... More

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have been fortunate to have seen a lot of churches, temples, synagogues, basillicas, cathedrals and other places of worship in my travels. I was therefore hesitant to tear myself away from enjoying the many other pleasures BCN has to offer to go see yet another one. That hesitation was misplaced. The Sagrada Familia is unique in a couple of... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was the most beautiful church I've ever been to - even more breathtaking than the most famous ones in Rome. It's huge, light, and airy, full of unusual but gorgeous structures. I had seen pictures before, but this is definitely somewhere you have to see in person to really understand. It was so much more stunning in real life... More

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San Francisco
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The lines are long but it is one of those things that you must do whilst in Barcelona. If you can, buy your tickets early (even online if you have a printer) so you can avoid some of the wait. Its quite nice inside and I am glad I got to see it.

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely exceptional basillica. We were in awe of the creativity and genius of Gaudi and his vision of nature in the construction of this church. We were there in peak season. I would recommend buying tickets ahead of time or you will likely wait in outrageous lines circling the structure. We bought our tickets for the following... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Such a multi-sensorial experience...every time you go there, something new has been built or designed. Do book online otherwise you'll be waiting for a long time to find out you need to come back to actually get in.

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Winston-Salem, NC
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure of staying in an apartment with a view of the Nativity facade. Sagrada Familia defies description. The outside is full of symbols and wonder. Some don't like the Passion facade, but I found its stark sculptures full of meaning. The inside is a tropical forest with palm tree columns and flood of stained glass. This is... More

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