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La Sagrada Família Basilica by Antonio Gaudí

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La Sagrada Família is one of Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona. It's a giant Basilica that has been under construction since 1882 (that's not a typing error) and it's not expected to be completed for some time yet.

Picture of Sagrada Família - a giant Basilica in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudí.
Picture of Sagrada Família - a giant Basilica in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudí.

Much controversy surrounds the building of the Sagrada Família. Today new construction materials are being used which, some feel, Gaudí himself would not have used.


Book your Sagrada Familia tickets online to avoid the queues

Booking Information Click here to book your skip the line tickets online for Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Basilica. Simply show your tickets sent to your mobile at the special internet entrance.


Barcelona City Pass
Tip The Sagrada Familia tickets are included Free with the Barcelona City Pass
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Video showing the highlights of La Sagrada Família

Side view of the basilica
Side view of the Basilica.

Location of La Sagrada Família to the nearest metro stop.

Tetuan Metro
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Hospital de Sant Pau Metro
Sagrada Família Hotel
Abalon Hotel
Medicis Hotel
Acta Antibes Hotel Barcelona
Aranea Hotel Barcelona
Carlit Hesperia Hotel
Eurostars Cristal Palace Hotel
Sagrada Família
Carrer de Mallorca, 401
Sagrada Família Metro
Sagrada Família Metro
Verdaguer Metro
Monumental Metro
PROMOPARC Industria 9 Car Park
BSM Avenida Gaudí Car Park
Rasina House Car Park
BSM Sagrada Família Car Park
NN Valencia III Car Park
NN Valenica Car Park

When you visit the building you will see the contrast in the stone colour between the front and back of the building. Also the actual style of construction appears somewhat different between the new and old parts of the building.


Tip The Sagrada Familia express entry tickets are included FREE with the Barcelona City Pass. Click here to learn more.


Gaudí played an active role in directing the construction of the Sagrada Família until his death in 1926. He would often request that work be modified and adjusted until it was exactly what he had in mind. However today, because of the nature of the existing designs, his work is partly open to interpretation.

Interpretation of the designs by present day architects is particularly challenging because the actual construction stones are irregularly shaped.

The building is still under construction so be prepared to see a lot of work continuing when you visit. However this in itself is interesting, especially if you visit the museum inside the building.

Regardless of all the controversy surrounding the Sagrada Família it is a truly magnificent building and an absolute must-see when you visit Barcelona.

Address: La Sagrada Familia
Carrer Mallorca, 401
08013 Barcelona, España.


Opening hours:

Day Time
01 January 09:00 - 14:00
02 January - 05 January 09:00 - 18:00
06 January 09:00 - 14:00
07 January - 28 February 09:00 - 18:00
01 March - 31 March 09:00 - 19:00
01 April - 30 September 09:00 - 20:00
01 October - 31 October 09:00 - 19:00
01 November - 24 December 09:00 - 18:00
25 December and 26 December 09:00 - 14:00
27 December - 31 December 09:00 - 18:00

Access For People With A Disability: Yes


How to get to La Sagrada Família

metroMetro: Sagrada Família (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2)


Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for La Sagrada Família is "Sagrada Família" with the "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus


Public bus

Mallorca / Marina: 19, 33, 34, 50, 51, H10


Car parking

Car ParkCar parks near Sagrada Família


Admission:
Main entrance (Queuing):
€17.00
Main entrance + towers (Queuing):  €32.00


Book your Sagrada Familia tickets online to avoid the queues

Booking Information Click here to book your skip the line tickets online for Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Basilica. Simply show your tickets sent to your mobile at the special internet entrance.


Tip The Sagrada Família is not only famous for being Barcelona's no.1 tourist attraction it's also famous for its entrance queues. Up to 2 hours or more is not uncommon. Bear in mind you could be queuing for hours in the hot Spanish sun making this a particularly unpleasant experience. Make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. For those who would rather not queue we have put together a page that explains how you can avoid the queues at the Sagrada Família.


How to beat the entrance queues at the Sagrada Família

Long queues at the entrance to the Sagrada Família.
Photo showing people patiently queuing at the entrance to the Sagrada Família. This queue goes on all the way around the building extending several hundred metres long.

In addition to the problem of long entrance queues if the Sagrada Família reaches capacity it will not permit more visitors to enter for safety reasons. This means that even after standing in a long queue for hours you could be further delayed while the Basilica empties to a safe number of visitors. To avoid both of these issues we've put together a page on how to avoid the queues at the Sagrada Família and be guaranteed access.

We also give recommendations on what to bring if you decide you want to brave the queues.


Photos of the Sagrada Família

Learn more about the Sagrada Família.


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