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Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 93 208 04 14
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

this church actually SELLS OUT- plan ahead and purchase your tickets. Its a hodge podge of architecture but a must seen in Barcelona

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a amazing building, you will never forget it. The temperature, the silence, the construction ...

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I noticed too many changes after last visit in 2012. They build it rapidly. The end of building it is reported will be held in 2026. Only 10 years waiting! Being in Barcelona without visiting this Cathedral is weird! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't begin to describe beautiful breathtaking inspiration. Buy the audio do the tour at your own pace. Makes you realize talent comes in many forms. Quite humbling to be in such greatness.

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Sparta, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We almost didn't go here because we were tired from our long trip and had, honestly, seen our fill of European churches. I am SO glad we didn't; it's the HIGHLIGHT of our stay in Barcelona. Words cannot express the views, and had we not gotten the audio tour, it still would have been good. WITH the audio tour, the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This church is essential Gaudi. We bought the tickets in advance on the internet and we printed them, otherwise you are looking at a 3 hour wait in site if you are lucky. Start at the museum you will enjoy your visit more. Kids are welcome.

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Alarm bells started to ring when we saw lifts inside the church. Yes the sunlight beaming through the many stained glass windows was picturesque, but in the main this #1 ranked attraction failed to deliver on expectations. Watch out for tight timeframes about arrival times (we turned up 15mins before ticket time and weren't allowed in - even though queues... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely visit, would recommend it but buy a ticket online before hand to avoid queues. Friendly staff and great museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a creation that must be witnessed. Even the excellent article in National Geographic does not come close to doing this basilica justice. The vision of the architect and his successors is brilliant. The use of light is astonishing. The craftsmanship of the masons and other crafts is beyond artisan: it is creative art worthy of immortality. The engineering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning Basilica ,truly a work of art .a must see if you are travelling to Barcelona ,you dont have to be religious to appreciate the love and passion that went into this creation .

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