What is Sagrada Familia?
- It is a catholic church in Barcelona, Spain
- It is one of the masterpieces by Antoni Gaudi
- The construction for Sagrada Familia began in 1882 and continued until Gaudi’s death in 1926. The construction is still on-going today and it is expected to be completed in 2026 (on the 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s death)
- To get the most out of your visit, it’s a good idea to read over the history of Sagrada Familia before you go (click here), or participate in one of the guided tours of Sagrada Familia
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
- Closest metro station: Sagrada Familia [L-2 or L-5]
Hours: Click here for the hours for the time of year you will be visiting Sagrada Familia
Admission: 15 euros (for general admission)
Advance ticket purchase: highly recommended to avoid long line ups (you can purchase your tickets online here)
- When you purchase your tickets online, there is an option to purchase the tickets to visit the towers for an extra charge of 4.50 euros. I ended up purchasing the tickets to go up to the towers, but I think it’s something you can skip. You can look at the pictures I took from the towers and see if it’s something you would like to do.
Other tips on visiting Sagrada Familia:
- A lot of people only look at Sagrada Familia from the outside and don’t visit the inside of the cathedral. But of all the cathedrals I have been to in Europe, Sagrada Familia had the most impressive interior. I highly recommend visiting the inside (you can see my pictures below taken inside Sagrada Familia, but it is even more impressive in real life!).
- If you do plan on visiting inside of Sagrada Familia, it is a good idea to purchase your tickets in advance as the line ups are quite long.
Sagrada Familia from the outside:
Sagrada Familia (inside):
Pictures from the Towers: