Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

Basílica de la Sagrada Familia
Points of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsChurches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is a church devoted to the Holy Family. One of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous works, the church is perhaps best known for still being under construction since 1882—with works funded purely by donations. Take a lift to the top of the towers for a panoramic view of the city and marvel at the ornate architecture. The nativity facade and crypt have also been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. Skip the line with a pre-booked tour with tower access, or combine your visit with another of Gaudi's work, Parc Guell. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Sagrada Família • 2 min walk
  • Monumental • 7 min walk
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  • fibd2020
    The Hague, The Netherlands11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The overwhelming presence of Gaudi in Barcelona.
    This really is a must see when visiting Barcelona. As you walk up the steps from the station 'Sagrada Familia' you suddenly look up and see this immense cathedral towering above your head. It's amazing to look at from the outside but when you enter inside the building, wow, your breath is taken away by it's sheer beauty and spiritual abundance.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Gil L
    405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit - they do sell out of same-day tickets so recommend buying tickets ahead of time or joining a tour. We visited as part of a guided tour and it was worth it to learn more about the Gaudi and the significance of the different facades. Visiting inside is amazing, especially with the stained glass windows and the colors of the light coming through.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
    Markham, Canada27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunday Mass at the cript of Sargadia Familia Barcelona
    Heard Mass at the cript of Sargarda Familia on a Sunday while on our visit to Barcelona. The Mass timings are posted ourside on the wall. One has to wait in a line and before the mass they allow people to enter through the side door. There is an international Mass at 9 a.m. on sunday iinside the Cathedral. The service is free but inorder to get admission for the mass you need to get a ticket. To get a ticket your pastor from your parish has to send an email to the parochial office giving your name and the date you are planning to attend Mass. With that ticket you can attend the international Mass.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 30, 2023
  • MargaretNicole
    San Francisco, California364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The outside of this building is what you always see in pictures, and it is truly amazing, but the inside is what really blew me away. The light streaming through the windows is nothing like anything I've seen before. Going with a tour was good for getting in quickly, but doing the Park Guell first made it a really tiring day for me. It was a lot. This building is one of the most amazing I have ever seen
    Visited March 2023
    Written July 1, 2023
  • GradingMachine
    Oak Park, California579 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed--buy your tickets in advance!
    I purchased all of our Gaudi architectural tour tickets on May 31 for visits on June 26. I was able to snag two of the rapidly-dwindling supply of guided tours in English, but tickets to visit the towers were sold out. In short, secure your tickets online ASAP. The church is stunning, but it is crowded and hot in the summer. Our tour guide was good.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 3, 2023
    Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of people around
    We visited the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia on a Saturday in June 2023. There were a lot of people around from Japan, Korea and China. It was a must to see but I did not like the high black wall running all around the Basilica.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Nina
    Solihull, United Kingdom136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful interior
    Getting to go inside was definitely worth it, as I had only seen it from outside before. The stain glass was incredible. The staff weren’t too friendly, and we were rushed out of security without being allowed to put belts/bags back on. It is said you must cover shoulders and knees however we saw people not doing so. The museum was small but interesting.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Karen K
    231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Words can't describe!
    Had a private tour here with Suzi, from Tours With Locals. It's just a must see, as you really can't describe the beauty and enormity of the church. Your really should go with a guide but its beautiful to see however you can.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Mary F
    137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The reason to visit Barcelona!
    Probably the most amazing building I have ever seen and entered. The exterior is so unusual, complex and yet simple in color. Statues are exquisite. But the most amazing part is the interior. The stained glass is incredible, unlike any cathedral I have ever entered. The colors are so carefully orchestrated and create such a strong impression. The interior height feels huge - such drama! We took a tour through Walks-Europe that we booked in the US through a travel agent. It was great as it got us into each site upon arrival and gave us information that helped us understand and appreciate Gaudi even more. A must see if you are in Barcelona, and in fact, a reason to visit Barcelona. For us it was THE reason, and it did not disappoint.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada2,070 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Attraction in Spain
    I had previous walked around the Sagrada Familia well before my timed admission to soak all of it in, as this is the main reason for me being in Barcelona! I made my way over to the Sagrada Familia entrance for my 2:45PM timed admission. The process was very easy and I am glad I purchased an online ticket the day before, as I bypassed all the other ticket holders who purchased at the box office. There is an audio portion that you can download that takes you through all the view points of the Sagrada Familia. The highlights for me, was the amazing tree like columns that support the structure, the different colours of stained glass especially with the sun shining through giving it a heavenly illumination, the detail in the large bronze doors, the view from the tower, and the overall amount of pristine detail through the church. As for the history of the Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi takes over the project in 1883 while still working on other buildings. In 1926 Gaudi dies and in 1936 the Sagrada Familia was vandalized during the Spanish Civil War, the plans and photographs were burnt and the plaster models are smashed. However, in 1939, the project continues due in part to the material found in Gaudi’s workshop, giving us what we see today, 135 years later from the start of the project. The attraction is a must do, as it was incredible! I spent a full three hours in total from the time I entered the Sagrada Familia until the time I left, that is how great this attraction is!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 23, 2023
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