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Sun Mass at Sagrada Femalia?

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Sun Mass at Sagrada Femalia?

If you are not a member of the church can you go to Mass at the Sagrada Familia? Would it be better to buy early morning tour tickets and stay for the Mass? The website shows the mass times.

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1. Re: Sun Mass at Sagrada Femalia?

Hola ttavelwithmisty (nice cat, btw ;-))

The main building of the Sagrada Familia is not usually used for Sunday mass or other regular services of the parish, it's too big. When there is a special mass or event, it tends to be by special invitation only. All members of the parish receive these invites, and other people can attend as a guest, but you have to contact the parish and get an invite in advance. These are free, but a way to avoid the parish members and neighbors being expelled of their own church by the tourists. So, if there is a special event on you travel dates (you will see this at the web) you need your invite to stay during the mass time.

The mass times you see on the website are for the regular services, these are celebrated at the smaller chapel at the crypt. Everyone is welcomed there, and it's rarely crowded as most tourists do not even realize the crypt does exist. It has a separate entrance, free of charge, a bit hidden unless you're looking for it. It's well worth a look, it's the oldest part of the basilica so you see how different was the first project. Gaudí is buried there.

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2. Re: Sun Mass at Sagrada Femalia?

I like your cat, too. Thanks so much for the info. I have been two times, but I have never attended a service. The Crypt sounds great.

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