Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

Basílica de la Sagrada Familia
4.5
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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
About
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is a church devoted to the Holy Family. One of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous works, the church is perhaps best known for still being under construction since 1882—with works funded purely by donations. Take a lift to the top of the towers for a panoramic view of the city and marvel at the ornate architecture. The nativity facade and crypt have also been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. Skip the line with a pre-booked tour with tower access, or combine your visit with another of Gaudi's work, Parc Guell. – Tripadvisor
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Sagrada Família • 2 min walk
  • Monumental • 7 min walk
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  • A W
    Knoxville, Tennessee48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Guide from Julia
    I wish i could remember the guide's name, but seems that everyone knew him at the cathedral. Was surprised by the security but great to be in a tour to move quickly through this. Excellent review of the cathedral and Gaudi. Always fascinated by depth of knowledge of good guide.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 19, 2023
  • Hitchiker_bear
    712 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The exterior a curiosity - the interior stunning, vibrant stained glass windows
    Light passing through the many stained glass windows on a sunny day changes the interior colours of the cathedral as the hours pass. If travellers have not pre booked for entry to the Sagrada Familia, tickets are available from the booth of the Barcelona Tourist Office near the Sagrada Familia. This tourist booth appears to have tickets with times not available online and also offers entry tickets for Seniors at reduced rates. They print out tickets for you on the spot.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 20, 2023
  • Patricia B
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One visit is not enough
    I have now visited this incredible Basilica twice and would go again tomorrow. For the best experience go once in the morning on a sunny day to capture the full beauty of the Nativity side of the church. Then return after lunch to view the Passion side of the church in the sunlight. Go inside the church to be amazed by the effect created by the sun streaming through the stain glassed windows. I just hope they finish the construction before I die!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 21, 2023
  • Gabriela Pereira
    Essex, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommend visiting!
    I was speechless after visiting this beautiful cathedral. I had heard many great things from people who had already visited but it one can only understand how beautiful this place is once they have visited it themselves. From the unique art to the history this place is truly one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 22, 2023
  • csmith123
    Herndon, Virginia135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    This is a must see in Barcelona. Definitely not just another cathedral. The steps coming down from the tower are steep. Don’t go up the tower if you are afraid of heights. Also, make sure you have a euro coin for the tower lockers. It’s returned when you open the locker.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • bigrevvv
    Grand Rapids, Michigan103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Sunday to Remember
    If you have the opportunity to be there on a Sunday morning, the 9:00 am international worship service is quite the experience. You should be in line no later than 7:30 am to get in. There is no charge and you will have to leave as soon as the service is over, but you will be overwhelmed by the beauty and the music.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 3, 2023
  • ResseR4
    Highlands Ranch, Colorado32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing work of art and functioning cathedral.
    Gaudi had amazing, and very ambitious ideas - and making this with all natural light And displaying the seasons… it’s incredible. Very crowded but with the group we got right in. Did not do towers but if you do they say you take elevators up and stairs down. The audio was okay, our leader was very informative but the radios cut out some. Definitely a highlight and a must see
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 6, 2023
  • fibd2020
    The Hague, The Netherlands11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The overwhelming presence of Gaudi in Barcelona.
    This really is a must see when visiting Barcelona. As you walk up the steps from the station 'Sagrada Familia' you suddenly look up and see this immense cathedral towering above your head. It's amazing to look at from the outside but when you enter inside the building, wow, your breath is taken away by it's sheer beauty and spiritual abundance.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Gil L
    405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    Definitely worth a visit - they do sell out of same-day tickets so recommend buying tickets ahead of time or joining a tour. We visited as part of a guided tour and it was worth it to learn more about the Gaudi and the significance of the different facades. Visiting inside is amazing, especially with the stained glass windows and the colors of the light coming through.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Terence.rebello@gmail.com
    Markham, Canada26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunday Mass at the cript of Sargadia Familia Barcelona
    Heard Mass at the cript of Sargarda Familia on a Sunday while on our visit to Barcelona. The Mass timings are posted ourside on the wall. One has to wait in a line and before the mass they allow people to enter through the side door. There is an international Mass at 9 a.m. on sunday iinside the Cathedral. The service is free but inorder to get admission for the mass you need to get a ticket. To get a ticket your pastor from your parish has to send an email to the parochial office giving your name and the date you are planning to attend Mass. With that ticket you can attend the international Mass.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written June 30, 2023
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Erick Belo
Natal, RN2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Magnificent place, both outside and inside, definitely worth the experience. I recommend visiting the museum below and marveling at the history of the place. In addition to being interesting, the tour
Written May 18, 2024
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Beth H
Kansas City, MO18 contributions
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May 2024 • Friends
The Basílica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is a marvel of architecture. Designed by Antoni Gaudí, its intricate facades and towering columns create a breathtaking experience. Despite still being under construction, the basilica's beauty and spiritual atmosphere make it a must-visit destination for anyone in Barcelona.
Written May 16, 2024
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Macruz
Wilmington, NC174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We did the audio tour with our phones. Amazing how interesting and accessible this was for the tour. The added bonus was drone footage that was part of the audio tour. We did the afternoon entrance so
You will see the orange colors.
Written May 15, 2024
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Sue
Harrogate, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
To confess- we did not pay to go in the Sagrada Familia, however we did behold this spectacle of architecture from all angles.
If you go to Barcelona and do not walk up and around then you’ve wasted your visit. No photos do it justice
Written May 15, 2024
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george4949
Calgary, Canada8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Basilica was beautiful.. entrance line was smooth and went quickly considering the number of people they have.

Skip the tower, it has 400 stairs with no handrails. You see more from the ground.
Written May 13, 2024
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rick R
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The most amazing church we have ever seen. Spent a few hours exploring inside and out plus the museum. Enjoyed just sitting inside trying to take it all in.
A must see when you are in Barcelona and make sure you book tickets in advance.
Make sure you download the app on your phone and bring AirPods so you can listen to audio tour.
Written May 10, 2024
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stephrab
New York City, NY887 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Gaudi's genius is truly on display here. Gaudi is absolutely in the same category as Picasso and here is where you see his work at its absolute best. Stunning how the light from the stain glass windows changes throughout the day. The church seems alive with "awe," with "presence of holiness" with a sense of majesty. It does not matter what religion the visitor, this Basilica takes one to another spiritual dimension.

Give yourself time. If possible, to not take a tour rather do it on your own to give yourself time to take in the spirit of the place.
Written May 9, 2024
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Amanda B
Houston, TX292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The church is a little crowded but requiring tickets to enter makes it manageable. The church is beautiful and the audio tour is good.
Written May 6, 2024
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fizzysh7
Warsaw, Poland30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is a real masterpiece. You can look at it and constantly see new, crazier details. Can’t wait for it to be complete. Bear in mind that it’s the icon of Barcelona and it’s always super crowdy, especially if you want to come in for free (for the mass) - we didn’t make it. Totally recommend getting your tickets way earlier - one month before was not enough in our case. Anyway, a must see in Bcn!
Written May 6, 2024
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Family5GetAway
St. John's, Canada316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Visiting this breathtaking church was the main reason we traveled to Barcelona, and it was everything I hoped for and more! A work of art on the outside and inside, I loved every moment I was there and actually found it hard to leave. Watching the sunlight change through all of the stain glass was mesmerizing. Pictures I have seen do not do it justice. We booked our basic 9:15 am entry tickets online through the official site about 3 weeks in advance and found it a seamless process entering the church once there. After purchasing the tickets we received an email instructing us to download the official app in order to receive access to the audio guide before our visit. I found the guide very informative and liked how it enabled us to go at our own pace, rather than in a tour group setting. I did not book tower access as I knew descending all of the stairs in the narrow stairway would be difficult for me. Although the exterior of the church was extremely crowded, it was not overly crowded in the church itself when we arrived. However by around 10am it was starting to fill up much more. We found the attached museum very interesting as well. Many people feel seeing the church from the street is enough given the high ticket price. I agree the exterior is amazing to behold, but if your budget allows at all, I highly recommend that you buy tickets to visit the inside. Along with access to the incomparable interior, it provides up close views on the outside and entrance to the museum as well.
Written May 6, 2024
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