La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain


What can you expect:

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, also known as the Sagrada Família, is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. La Sagrada Família by Antoni Gaudí is the epitome of Barcelona. The capriciously shaped towers and the unprecedented number of decorations show their own style. A style that suits an architect who is both crazy and genius. Antoni Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família is one of the longest-running projects of the present time. The church is still under construction, now for more than 125 years.

In the building is a museum where you can find an unprecedented amount of information about the construction, the materials used, the role of the architects and the discussions about construction. You can also see many old photos of how construction started. I found this part intriguing. Only then does it become clear how long construction has been going on.

Visitors can access the Nave, Crypt, Museum, Shop, and the Passion and Nativity steeples. Entrance to either of the steeples requires a reservation and advance purchase of a ticket. Access is possible only by lift (elevator) and a short walk up the remainder of the steeples to the bridge between the steeples. Descent is via a very narrow spiral staircase of over 300 steps. There is a posted caution for those with medical conditions.

Photographer: Enrico Perini

For more information see the website below.
Sagrada Familia


You can always go to the Sagrada Familia, only if you really want to go inside you will have to buy a ticket.

The regular admission price for adults is 20 € and children under 11-years old are admitted for free into the Sagrada Familia.

Opening hours:

Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00h to 15:00h.

Opening hours and days to the public can be exceptionally modified by management in case of special events inside the Basilica.

The location:

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