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“Amazing establishment by a man who was ahead of his time.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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 335 Attractions in Barcelona
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
Activities: Walking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This masterpiece of modernist architecture, built by Antoni Gaudi, pushes the gothic style to the extreme, drawing hundreds of visitors a day.
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“Amazing establishment by a man who was ahead of his time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I was really mesmerized by Gaudi's sense of details and imagination in enlivening his vision. Looking at the grandeur of his creation really takes your senses on a roller coaster journey of awe, wonder, and bewilderment .

Visited December 2012
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“Senza parole...Without words”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Andateci presto e con il biglietto on-line per evitare lunghe (lunghissime) file.
Che siate cattolici o meno la meraviglia di questa chiesa rapisce.
Comprate l'audioguida (a me solitamente non piace, ma in questo caso è davvero utile) per cogliere le motivazioni che hanno portato Gaudì a creare tante meraviglie.


Go there early in the mornign, with ticket on line to skip long lines outside the church.
If you are catholic or not, you will be kidnappde by its beauty.
Use the audioguide to understand the secret of Gaudì's masterpiece.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful outside :)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The Church is the most beautiful on the outside, if you don't feel the need of giving a lot of your money to the church, the outside is more than enough. If you want to see the work of Gaudi, the outside is also enough. I felt the inside was not what he would have done if he had lived to see his work done, and since the drawings are gone,I guess we'll never know ... Have fun in Barcelona!!

Visited September 2012
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“Truly a "Must See" in Barcelona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

You can travel all over Europe and never find a more beautiful cathedral than this. It is truly a work of art that should not be missed. The amazing architecture will steal your breath away. This is by far the most beautiful cathedral I've ever seen. Dont wait in line for tickets. Use the free wifi across the street at McDonalds and buy tickets on your smart phone. Then bring your credit card to the seperate line for internet tickets. We waited for 5 minutes to get in. Don't miss it on your trip.

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“An Extraordinary Modern Marvel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This church, though unfinished, is one of the wonders of the world. Antonio Gaudi started working on it at the end of the 19th century, and it won't be finished until well into the 21st century. It's truly awe inspiring.
I'm told that the trip to the top of the belfry is worth the view. Too many stairs for me.
Don't miss the exhibits in the basement -- which tell the construction story -- and the gift shop.
You shouldn't visit Barcelona without seeing this extraordinary modern marvel.

Visited December 2012
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