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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 08 04 14
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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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Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 08 04 14
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Outside will leave you speechless, inside will take your breath away. We also booked to go up one of the towers which I would strongly recommend if u visit. Booking before your trip may avoid disappointment and long queues.

Thank kdocs2015
Reviewed June 22, 2016

My poor writing skill will never be able to explain how beautiful and magical this church is. I visited first thing in the morning and I'm so glad I did. It was a beautiful morning and sunlight beam through stained window glass from both side,...More

Thank KazumiR
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Absolutely mind blowing architecture. Buy the audiotape as it really helps you understand how the cathedral was built and the architectural masterpieces inside and out.

Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Impressive not so much to see, plan to see the other gaudis and eat well visit the beaches in badalona

Thank Håvard B
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Would recommend purchasing tickets online prior to trip, and would recommend audio guide too. Inside is absolutely breathtaking! Security q staff all great and efficient

1  Thank ILNYGlasgow
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't thrilled with the exterior to be honest but the the interior space and stained glass were stunning. The use of different tones depending on the location and orientation of the windows was truly magical. Not sure what the architect would make of the...More

Thank PaulBadgers1234
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

La Sagrada Familia is astonishing in scale and vision. Spectacular stained glass windows flood the interior with color in early morning and late afternoon. A most uplifting experience. (Tip: Buy timed tickets online.) If the crowds overwhelm, visit the sanctuary space within for prayer and...More

1  Thank CMA2011
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We went to revisit again this year but did not get in at 10 AM. The ticket booth is minuscule and difficult to find and was moved to the rear. The guards totally ignored us. Eventually we found out we had to wait 3 1/2...More

1  Thank LeslieF227
Reviewed June 22, 2016

When you exit the metro and are faced with this it is a jaw dropping moment! Every bit as spectacular as you would imagine! Not an anti climax in any way. Buy tickets that include one of the towers-we did the passion tower and it...More

1  Thank SineadTravel
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Everything about this structure defies conventional logic. From the more than century long construction schedule, to the fact that there is not 1 straight line in the whole complex. Gaudi was truly a genius ahead of his time. make sure to visit the museum underneath...More

1  Thank Dave L
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October 15, 2017|
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Response from nbanga | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the ticket via official website and faced no problems while doing it in English. Regarding food and drink its not allowed but they do have a dispensing machine inside near the third facade. Thanks
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October 14, 2017|
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Response from KevinD001 | Reviewed this property |
yes, it can always be pretty busy
October 9, 2017|
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Response from barbaran515 | Reviewed this property |
we went up the Passion tower, not sure what the difference would be. we could see workers on the other smaller towers, so that was very cool to see. elevator up, very nice stairs down (compared to other church towers)