Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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The undisputed symbol of the city, Basilica of the 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 of the Sagrada Familia on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Barcelona attractions app.
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  • We loved it all. But to be honest I think the trip up the towers was underwhelming. I'd give it a pass. But the inside was worth the value and the crowd was kept at a reasonable volume.  more »
  • Since my last visit of four years ago, the construction progress has made significant strides toward its completion date of 2026. The tour aspect of this awe inspiring structure has also been greatly....  more »
  • Impressive architecture and a must see in Barcelona. But seriously 26 EUR to enter, that is pure rippoff.  more »
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  • Wonderful building. Definitely take audio guide because you will miss a lot of details there. Visit to the towers is also great. In my case, I have visited Nativity facade tower since you can choose only one. Staircase is really narrow and a bit scary. But it is definitely worth it. The view is marvelous. If you decide not to go on towers definitely take audio guide.
  • This place is, in a word, breathtaking! The audio tour is worth it if you want to get a more detailed description of the different areas. As soon as you get in and look up you are overcome by the sheer magnitude of imagination and creativity. It is just stunning and so precise. The artist intended for this to be like a big forest and every detail is just in the right place. It is a welcome sight to see that construction is actively going on and scheduled to complete. Catalonia's should be proud of this marvel!
  • Wish we could have explored even more of this basilica, but it's easy to see why it's highly regarded as one of the most jaw dropping architecture wonders of the world. From the outside, it's definitely impressive to see every small detail that went into it, but it is 100% worth grabbing a ticket to see the interior. Pictures do not do it justice as experiencing the sheer height, architecture, stain glass colors and overall structure from within will leave you speechless. Every architectural element has a symbolic meaning that should be seen in person.
  • Absolutely stunning architectural and spiritual piece of work and art. Not particularly beautiful on the outside but absolutely stunning on the inside. The fact that it has been a work in progress for over 100 years is extra special as is the fact it should be finished by 2026. Will definitely be visiting it again by then.
  • To see the inside with audio is a must. This is like no other church or temple. After 3PM sun enters stained glass for amazing effect. Outside does not give an idea as to inside design. A forest created in stone with very clean lines. Variety of stone supports as needed to handle weight.
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