Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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The undisputed symbol of the city, Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is a World Heritage Site that astonishes visitors with its sheer height and intricacy of design. This impressive church was designed by one of Spain’s renowned architects, Antoni Gaudí. Though Gaudí produced some of the country’s most inspiring buildings, this church is his most famous work. This masterpiece in the very heart of the city, featuring Gothic and Art Nouveau elements, is 95 m (312 ft) long and 60 m (197 ft) wide, with a seating capacity of 13,000. The central tower rises 170 m (558 ft) above the transept, with 17 other towers of 100 m (328 ft) or more. Visitors have access to the nave, crypt, museum, shop, and two towers. To avoid long lines, book tickets online. Put Basilica de la Sagrada Familia on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Barcelona attractions app.
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  • Obviously, this is the main site to visit in Barcelona. It is overwhelmed with people at all times of the year. Go for the first timed visit in the morning as early as possible to avoid the worst... 
    Obviously, this is the main site to visit in Barcelona. It is overwhelmed with people at all times of the year. Go for the first timed visit in the morning as early as possible to avoid the worst...  more »
  • We pre-booked our tickets online a few weeks before our trip to Barcelona to save queuing to pay on the day & to guarantee we got in, this was a good decision as we went straight to the short queue... 
    We pre-booked our tickets online a few weeks before our trip to Barcelona to save queuing to pay on the day & to guarantee we got in, this was a good decision as we went straight to the short queue...  more »
  • The inside basilic is amazing. The entrance flow when you have booked tour in advance is very messy and the security don't know where to guide properly guests. The tower visit supplement is just ok... 
    The inside basilic is amazing. The entrance flow when you have booked tour in advance is very messy and the security don't know where to guide properly guests. The tower visit supplement is just ok...  more »
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  • Amazing church to visit. A real wonder. must see in Barcelona. Best to buy tickets online in advance.
  • Obviously worth a visit, at least to see the outside. It’s an amazing structure. We almost didn’t go inside, but had some extra time in Barcelona so went I side. Really beautiful. Can see what is left to be built, watch documentary about construction, see early ideas for church. It’s pretty neat.
  • Definitely a must see while in Barcelona, Spain. I’d recommend doing a bit of research on the history of this Roman Catholic Church before visiting so you can grasp exactly what you are seeing and experiencing. Buy your tickets in advance if you can. Allow at least two or three hours to explore. Expect lots and lots of people, the crowd can be overwhelming especially on a hot day. The views of the city from the top are breathtaking. The Basilica is gorgeous and so beautiful you don’t even know where to look because your eyes will be darting from here to there and everywhere. Photos are nice to look at but it doesn’t compare to being inside and seeing for yourself. A truly amazing experience.
  • Loved it here. A real stand out in Barcelona. Book tickets via the app before going. We did not and had to do this on the fly outside. Worked OK, but would have been better before. Building is amazing in both scale as you wonder around and also in the attention to detail. People were extremely friendly and a highlight in the city.
  • A must see venue when you're in Barcelona! You can buy tickets in advance or the same day. Give yourself at least a couple of hours to enjoy the architecture and the gift shop. Just go and enjoy half a day there! You won't regret it. The knowledge you gain from learning about the history of the church is amazing.

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