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“Beautiful church, nice exhibition” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
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Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour
Ranked #1 of 691 things to do in Barcelona
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 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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Enschede, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful church, nice exhibition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is the most beautiful church I have ever visited, the interior and exterior are both extraordinary and very detailed. It is possible to ascend the towers: the Passion tower gives you a nice view of Barcelona (€4.50). The exhibition in the crypt is nice and explains everything you need to know about the church.

Suggestion: Buy your tickets online or you may have to wait for a very long time! It is not necessary to print them, but it may make things easier.

Visited April 2014
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“Wonderfull”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

You must enter the cathedral to discover this fabulous monument worthy of the finest buildings of humanity

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London, United Kingdom
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“This cannot be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

The most amazing Basilica I have ever been to and well worth the visit. Inside was a complete surprise. Plan ahead and book your tickets online. Easy to do http://visit.sagradafamilia.cat/?lang=en#tickets. We booked the tour with audio guide and a 9 am session. A shock to see the line up for the repurchased tickets but we were in within 15 minutes not hours like you would be if you didn't buy your tickets on line.

Visited April 2014
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

It is probably the largest tourist attraction in Barcelona, but don't let that put you off. The sheer scale of the building is staggering. If you are feeling fit enough, walk up the steps to the top of the building, rather than taking the list. There are also a few nice cafes and bars located nearby.

Visited May 2013
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

We bought advanced reservation tickets and still had to wait in line, but the other line was even longer. So, make sure you get there early even for advanced reservations. The tour guide was worth it with the history she gave of the basilica. Our family enjoyed it.

Visited April 2014
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