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“Better on the outside.”

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ranked #1 of 758 things to do in Barcelona
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Quite a few of the old cathedrals of Europe are amazing once you get inside, with that certain "holy" atmosphere. The Basilica didn't really convey the same spiritual feeling, but is beautiful in other ways. On the outside, however, it is certainly the most interesting of them all - each side has it's own distinct style, you really need to walk a full circle around it to see it all. Important: buy tickets in advance, or you'll have to stand in two lines: one for the tickets and one for entrance.

Thank Eivind Grotle N
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Simply wonderful. The outside is not so intriguing as the inside with its white marble. All the sculptures are fascinating and the atmosphere is magic. The tour up to the top is superb. very much crowded but really worth the visit.

1  Thank Antonella2007
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Look at every bit closely!!!! Everything is different, you can see animals, birds etc !!! Makes you wonder what kind of mind designed it!!!!

Thank Donna H
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

a must see place in Barcelona, very unique basilica, the classic work of Gaudi. very impressive.it locates in the center of barcelona.

1  Thank Nancy V
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Gaudi's work throughout Barcelona (and Spain) is a must see for anyone even vaguely interested in architecture. La Sagrada Familia is the crowning glory of his work and something that should not be missed by anyone.

Thank Mathew K
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