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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
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Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour
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Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia
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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Sagrada Familia with Optional Tower Access
Ranked #1 of 741 things to do in Barcelona
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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 23 July 2014

Inside and out, this cathedral is wonderous. Beautiful or ugly, depending on your views, it is still the most talked about church in the world. Buy tickets on line in advance to avoid the queue, but book an early time to avoid the crowds. Towers visit worthwhile, but the stairs down are not for the faint hearted.

Thank Margaret Z
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

i have booked throught the web site to skip the line when I book the website was misleading but I did go ahead. i booked to go to the towers first and then the tour but it was 2 hours apart way to long to spent at the Basilica. Therefore i had to forfit the tour , the TV at the back of the Basilica was very helpful it explained the whole story. I went to the toilets and only then saw the exibition under the Basilica, I therefore dont think it is very "userfrienly"

Thank Willis C
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is absolutely stunning and a must see for everyone. The queues were very long but you can book on their website on your mobile and the people are filtered in in 15 minute slots so we didn't feel crowded inside.

The architecture, the stained glass windows, the light, the sheer enormity of Gaudi's genius make this experience unforgettable.

Don't miss it!

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Really enjoyed this. We opted for a tour to avoid the queues. It was worth paying a little extra for this. Book well in advance if you want to go up the tower. We left booking this too late and so didn't get to do it. We also didn't get to go in the Crypt as it was closed at the time we were there. A must do in Barcelona!

Thank DJAGNZ
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The Cathedral is beautiful and inspiring. Its architecture inside and outside, and how the light filters through, is breathtaking; its immense size makes it seem open and airy even with the tons of tourists that come through. This was my first taste of anything Gaudì, and the best way to start out a trip to Barcelona. There are podiums throughout that minimally explain some of the architecture in several languages (English included); not sure if the audio guide would be worth it. Ticket prices are high, but then again, the money goes to the renovation that they've been famously undergoing for decades. The line to get in went around the block, but I was prepared to wait & it took just half an hour even though we were advised it would be an hour of waiting. I do wish there were better explanations or less people.

Thank Dianarzrz
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