La Sagrada Familia

Price Range

26 - 550.00

Reviews

4.7

Overview

Gaudi’s masterpiece Sagrada Familia is one of the most striking monuments in the world. Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic basilica. Its origins, foundations, and purpose make one of a kind temple. Five generations have witnessed the progress of the temple ever since genius architect Antoni Gaudi promoted this project.

Construction has been going on for more than 135 years. After completion in 2026, it will be the tallest building in Barcelona. With three million tourists every year, it is the second most visited building in Spain.

Catalan government does not support it, and a private foundation pays for the continuing construction. You can view it from any part of Barcelona like Tibidabo mountain or the Castle in Montjuic. Unfortunately, it did hit the mark to be among the new seven wonders of the world.

History and Architecture

The building shows the incredible combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau styles. Construction started in 1882. Antoni Gaudi remodeled the structure to fit his style after taking over the project in 1883. He could complete only a quarter of the project until he died in 1926.

Later, most of the blueprints went up in smoke in a fire.  Hence, construction till then represented Gaudi’s architecture. He worked on his last project for 12 years. Its design has not yet finished more than a century after his demise.

It is a perfect example of modern Catalan art, which Gaudi brought in Barcelona. He could finish the crypt and the nativity façade. Workers still follow his instructions and drawings to complete the project.

Peculiar architecture makes Sagrada Familia poetic by representing many symbols and forms, such as the flowers over the towers. The façade has a curve over the entrance at the bottom of the buildings. Gaudi has been instrumental for a variety of landmarks in and around Barcelona. UNESCO World Heritage Site stamp protects these landmarks.

How to Reach Sagrada Familia

Metro

Metro is the most accessible means to reach Sagrada Familia from anywhere in Barcelona. Sagrada Familia Station is on line 2(purple) and line 5(blue). Follow pictograms on the platforms to find the exit for the basilica.

You can buy tickets at the metro ticket machines with English option.

Bus
You can catch bus numbers 44, 34,43,33,19, 50(fast), B24, B20, and 51. You have to get off at Valencia-Lepant stop. The basilica is a 4 minutes' walk from this stop.

Tourist Bus

You can get the hop-on/off bus pass for top attractions in Barcelona.

Address

  1. de Mallorca (Mallorca Street), 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

Opening Hours

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Closed

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Open

Sunday

Open

Monday

Closed

From October to March, timing is from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

From April to September, timing is from 09:00 to 20:00

December 25th and 26th, January 1st and 6th: 9:00 to 14:00

Tickets

Go to the following sight

https://sagradafamilia.org/en/tickets

You will get two options:

Individual

Group

Individual (People coming in a group of Up to 9 People, will select individual section)

https://sagradafamilia.org/en/tickets-individuals

SAGRADA FAMÍLIA - APP AUDIOGUIDE 26 € (2273.91 INR). You can download an audio guide on your mobile with online tickets.

This ticket covers the visit to Sagrada Família and App audio guide.

SAGRADA FAMÍLIA AND GAUDÍ HOUSE MUSEUM 28 €(2448.82 INR)

This ticket covers Sagrada Família and Gaudí Home Museum.

GAUDÍ HOUSE MUSEUM 5,50 €(48101.90 INR)

It covers the home where Gaudí lived.

Group (People coming in a group of Up to 9 People, will select individual section)

BASIC TICKET FOR GROUPS  26 €(2273.91 INR)

This ticket covers the visit for groups who want to come to the basilica with their official guide.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 08:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • Metro : Metro is the most accessible means to reach Sagrada Familia from anywhere in Barcelona. Sagrada Familia Station is on line 2(purple) and line 5(blue). Follow pictograms on the platforms to find the exit for the basilica. You can buy tickets at the metro ticket machines with English option.
  • Bus : You can catch bus numbers 44, 34,43,33,19, 50(fast), B24, B20, and 51. You have to get off at Valencia-Lepant stop. The basilica is a 4 minutes' walk from this stop.
  • Tourist Bus : You can get the hop-on/off bus pass for top attractions in Barcelona.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Sagrada Familia - App Audioguide : 26€ (2273.91 INR). You can download an audio guide on your mobile with online tickets. This ticket covers the visit to Sagrada Família and App audio guide.
  • Sagrada Familia and Gaudi House Museum : 28 €(2448.82 INR) This ticket covers Sagrada Família and Gaudí Home Museum.
  • Gaudi House Museum : 5,50 €(48101.90 INR). It covers the home where Gaudí lived.
  • Basic Ticket for Groups : 26 €(2273.91 INR) This ticket covers the visit for groups who want to come to the basilica with their official guide.

Things to Do

Gaudí Avenue

Gaudi Avenue lies opposite Gaudi’s unfinished church. Cafes and restaurants make this avenue lively. You can have the best tapas and pinchos in Barcelona, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy the bustling market view. Shops are trendy and original in town. You can drink the famous sangria Catalana sitting on a terrace.

Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site

Sant Pau Art Nouveau is minutes away at the end of Gaudi Avenue and the Sagrada Familia. This cultural attraction has undergone five years of restoration works. It houses many headquarters of 9 international institutions, and you can enjoy a guided tour of the modernist building of Sant Pau.

The Gaudi 

You will discover the most famous works of art and Gaudi. The Casa Batllo, Casa Mila(La Pedrera), and the Sagrada Familia are Gaudi's works. It is a walking tour.

Discovering different Facades of the Sagrada Familia

Passion façade and the Glory façade are other beautiful facades. Of course, the most prominent façade is the Nativity façade. UNESCO has named it "Patrimony of Humanity." The same architect, Antoni Gaudi, designed these different facades. J.M Subirachs succeeded as the in charge of the construction after Gaudi’s death. 

Sagrada Familia Plaza

Refresh yourself at this place in front of the basilica. You can have an ice-cream or beverage in a relaxed ambiance.

“Michael Collins” Irish pub

Irish Pub is the place to unwind near Sagrada Familia’s plaza. It is one of the liveliest pubs in Barcelona. Young locals frequent this cool place for excellent service, music, and a variety of beers.

Gardens of the Sedeta

You can walk around the gardens of the Sedeta. Arab domination in Spain during the medieval period is visible on the windows of the buildings. A beautiful church is just behind the gardens.

Address

La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain

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Katherine Antoniou
Katherine Antoniou
08/24/2020 19:29
Worth the trip. We did not go inside but this stunning piece of architecture is not to be missed. So much attention to detail and mastery. Gaudi would be proud
Artur Zajkowski
Artur Zajkowski
08/25/2020 02:38
The style of the building is amazing. More inside than outside. One needs to see all the dancing colours of interior. For that please go in while a sunny day. Choose the option with a guide/audio guide to get to know more about the amazing place. Unfortunately one of the most crowded places in Barcelona.
henry ledger
henry ledger
08/29/2020 03:54
An amazing building and well worth organising the tickets well in advance. You might be lucky and get the perfect sunny day: doesn't matter if not, it's a must go.
Ale Rodríguez
Ale Rodríguez
07/15/2020 04:03
Amazing!! One of my favorite tourist place to visit. My first time in Barcelona was in 2018 I visited and I was surprised in the good way. If you are art love, design or arquitectures you must have to go! The experience is pretty much the best! The museum explains everything!
Ionut Tarin
Ionut Tarin
08/16/2020 14:36
It is very nice inside , but it used to be 20 euros and now it costs 26 if you buy online and you don't have access to the upper part. Even with the virus situation if you wear mask it should be ok to go up on the stairs. Value for money is not worth it.

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FAQs

La Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Barcelona. Great architect Antoni Gaudi designed this masterpiece of architecture, which has been undergoing construction for more than the last 135 years. It is a perfect example of modern Catalan art, Gothic, and Art Nouveau styles.
The construction of the basilica started in 1882. It has been under progress since then, even after 135 years. Its construction is expected to be completed by 2026.
The literal meaning of Sagrada Familia is “Holy family."...
Roman Catholic minor. It is basilica of the holy family. ...
Wear a shirt, jacket, T-shirt, or blouse covering the shoulders, back, and midriff. Your skirts and trousers must cover below mid-thigh. You cannot go barefoot, and plunging necklines and transparent clothing are not allowed....
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