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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
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Ranked #1 of 790 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: More than 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 April 4, 2018

This is an incredible building. Still being constructed and (potentially) schdeuled for completion in about five years time, but still well worth a visit now. From the outside, the Gaudiesque towers reach high above you and the more you look, the more detail you will pick out in the finer details of the stonework. Inside, the Basilica is huge, with incredibly high ornate ceilings and a choir balcony so high that it would scare many people. The interior styling is very different to any other Cathedral or Basilica that I have visited. The stained glass windows that surround the building change colour beautifully, from blue-tint in the East wall through to red tint in the West. Towards the altar, there are windows looking down into a crypt where I believe there is Gaudi's tomb just visible. It's the scale that is most impressive, and when completed it will be even more stunning with the top tower eventually reaching 170 meters. We had an audio tour as part of a group booking and this made a massive difference, allowing us to understand and see so much more than just passing through.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

What an absolutely stunning place to visit. We didn't use a tour guide, and after visiting I can see that it's not necessary to have one. We went up on one of the towers. The views are wonderful from up there, overall possibly a little underwhelming though. elevator takes you up, 400 steps down.

Thank Amy-Naz
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The art, history and architectureof this Basilica is amazing. The audio guided tour is a very good. Book tickets on line before you go.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Very difficult to enjoy because it is flooded with tourists. Best to go early in the day, make appointment before.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I purchased tickets in advance, and did not wait at all to get int! No words to describe - stunning+
Make sure to visit the tower, but be prepared to walk down hundreds of spiraling steps!

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