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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
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US$44.33*
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Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour
Ranked #1 of 751 things to do in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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 28 July 2012

So difficult to review as construction work still continues. When I visited last year the courtyard was open. The work is ongoing and may be for a decade or more. However the location is fantastic as others have said and easily reached by the Barcelona metro - clean, efficient and always on time. An iconic church and as Catharine J says absolutely unmissible.

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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Gaudi's sheer genius is reflected in the inspiration he gleans from nature and in his ability to transfer that into an architectural masterpiece. Words are woefully inadequate. Even the word 'awesome' does not begin to capture one's response. This is an experience that should not be missed. It should be on every traveller's bucket list. You have to see this to believe it.

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Reviewed 28 July 2012

you didnt have to queue for long to enjoy this church,amazing and well worth a visit.enjoyed seeing the altar,crucifix,crypt,stained glass windows,museum.

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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Take all the time needed... Gaudi'chef d'œuvre is unique ! It is à wonder! Audioguide grives plenty of infos. Sadness : some individuels havé already inscribed graffitis on such à wonder.

Thank Sylvain C
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

I did not have time to go in and explore Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece from inside but even form the outside it is a cathedral like you have seen before.

Definitely go!

Thank Chris F
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