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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.

COVID-19 update

The Sagrada Familia is open as usual.

We recommend you to book your Sagrada Familia tickets online as soon as your trip to Barcelona is confirmed to secure your spot.

Book your Sagrada Família tickets online to avoid the queues

Our Insider Tip

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

Side view of the basilica
Side view of the Basilica.

Your Sagrada Familia Tickets included with the Barcelona City Pass

The Sagrada Familia Skip the Line Entry tickets are included FREE with the Barcelona City Pass. If you're also interested in visiting the Park Guëll and in visiting the city you might prefer booking the Barcelona City Pass instead of only booking ticket for the Sagrada Familia as it includes:

  • skip-the-line tickets for the Sagrada Familia
  • skip-the-line tickets for the Park Guëll Monumental area,
  • audioguides to visit the Sagrada Familia,
  • audioguides to visit the Park Guëll, that you would not get if you purchase your Park Guëll tickets without the Barcelona City Pass,
  • 24-hour tickets for the Barcelona hop on hop off double decker bus,
  • a 10% discount coupon to use on your next booking of tickets or tour in Barcelona.

Tickets will be sent directly to your smartphone and you won't need to print them out. The tickets will enable you to visit the Sagrada Familia and the Park Guëll using the fast-track entry lines so that you do not waste time in queuing. You will also be able to take the Barcelona hop on hop off bus to visit the city for an unlimited number of times during 24 hours by just showing your e-ticket when boarding the bus - no queues needed at a ticket office. The Barcelona hop on hop off bus has stops next to Park Guëll and Sagrada Familia which makes it very convenient to visit both attractions.

Map showing the location of Sagrada Família

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 Valencia 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.

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:

01 January and 06 January Sunday and Friday 09:00 - 14:00
January - February Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30 - 18:00
March - October Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 19:00
Sunday 10:30 - 19:00
April - September Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:30 - 20:00
November - December Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30 - 18:00
25 December - 26 December Monday - Tuesday 09:00 - 14:00

Access For People With A Disability: Yes

Barcelona City Pass

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

Luggage Storage

Main entrance (Queuing):
Main entrance + towers (Queuing):  €36.00

Book your Sagrada Família tickets online to avoid the queues

Our Insider 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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