Sagrada Familia [Barcelona, Spain]

http://www.sagradafamilia.org/en/

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:

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Sagrada Familia (inside):

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Pictures from the Towers:

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