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“The most amazing building I have ever seen.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 208 04 14
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“The most amazing building I have ever seen.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I had seen the Sagrada Familia in 1998 but not on the inside (there was little to see at that time). I went back to Barcelona this summer and bought tickets online in advance to see the church from the inside. I was glad I bought the tickets in advance because there was a long queue at the ticket office. I spent 3 hours inside to enjoy this amazing building. I think you can do it in less time but there was so much to see and the atmosphere was so nice that I stayed as long as I did.

Visited July 2012
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“Inspiring!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Barcelona was to see this in person. It is even better than I thought. Worth the small fee to go inside. It´s a true icon. get there early to avoid crowds and queues.

Visited January 2013
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“must see if you are in barcelona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I have visited many cathedrals in various capitals in the world, but this building Gaudi hit where everything really. What a great structure. also the legend is still alive because the cathedral still being phased out, and new 'old' parts go together.

Visited November 2012
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“Wierd - like religion on LSD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Mind boggling that anyone would actually build Gaudi's vision. It's remarkable and unlike anything else.

Visited January 2013
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“Go early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stunning and so pleased we queued to get in, even though it was over an hour! We were staying in apartments just opposite and the question formed at least an hour before opening but at mid day would be right around the building and taken 2 or 3 hours to get in

Visited January 2013
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