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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
Fee: Yes
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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Sagrada Familia is a building that you can see miles away from Barcelona, but you don't really get how magnificent it truly is until you are up close looking at all the details... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Sagrada Familia is a building that you can see miles away from Barcelona, but you don't really get how magnificent it truly is until you are up close looking at all the details Gaudi put into this building. Each of the different facade tells the story from a different part of bible. The entire building from the doors to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The Basilica's exterior tells the story of the holy family as a poem in stone. Creative, interesting, a combination of art and spirituality. You can see why this region produces people like Picasso, Gaudi ( the architect), Revel - I know he's French but he should have been Catalan. Step through the entrance and your spirit soars towards heaven. Huge... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the wonders of the world, the views so impressive, the basilica is breath taking, if you visit Barcelona this is a must, but book in advance to save queuing, the staff are not the most helpful but don't let this put you off. Quiet contemplation, stunning views, and the most impressive architecture I have ever seen,... More 

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France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The cathedral was covered with scaffolding, and only a couple of towers were visible. We arrived around 11 a.m. We got in line for tickets to go into the cathedral (yes, you have to pay to go into this church), and after about a half hour, a ticket agent walked along the line, telling us that we could not enter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I was amazed by the genius of Gaudi. The Basilica is a must visit place indeed. But as a recommendation try to buy online you ticket to avoid the infinte queues.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Given that this is one of the most visited sites we expected a lot of tourists but surprisingly it wasn't like that at all. The church gave us an allocated time to visit which worked great. It is all very organised inside ( do get an audio guide and do take time to sit and enjoy the beauty inside.) We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful out of this world structure. You have to actually see it to appreciate the wonderful stained glass windows and the carving of the stone exterior. The bright sunlight shining through the multi coloured glass is a sight to behold. We did the "skip the line guided tour" through Viator and it was worth every penny. There are massive... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Yes, it just made me stop and say: "Wow." Do note, though, that it is undergoing some renovations right now so part of the facade is covered in mesh.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I visited the Sagrada on the third time I visited Barcelona. It is really worth paying the entrance fee. I've never seen a church like that. It's more like one big peace of art though. :) don't forget to go to the museum downstairs!

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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Wow what a beautiful place, much more impressive than I thought it was going to be. We booked a guided tour with a tower visit, well worth it.Not too long or boring. A must see venue.

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