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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  • If you are in Barcelona you must visit this beautiful piece of architecture - so peaceful and not to be missed  more »
  • Visit the Sagrada Familia, is to approach God, in the same terms that it was Gaudí. The architecture of the temple is amazing: every step you take you find with an allegory. The sculptures are fantastic. The towers, the vitros, everything is really majestic. Impossible to go to Barcelona and not to visit La Sagrada Familia.
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  • Impressive place with its size and architecture. It is well worth the entrance to see inside. I was disappointed that when we went we had tickets to enter the tower, but it was closed for being windy ...  more »
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  • Well worth the visit to see the inside and it's amazing architecture. Interesting to see a building of this stature while it is being constructed. Taking the guided tour was also worth while. It is a very very busy place so definitely buy your ticket in advance on line. The only negative is that there are so many people (2000 enter per hour) that it is too crowded which takes a lot away from the experience.
  • At first from the outside, I wasn't super impressed. It looked like any other old fancy church, except maybe a little bit fancier. But when I walked inside, I was absolutely blown away. I've visited churches all over Europe and there's nothing else like this. The space, the color from the stained glass, the sculptures... it was magnificent. I could have spent all day in there just staring at it's beauty. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone visiting Barcelona. In fact, I plan on returning once they finish the construction in 2026.
  • Jaw dropping. Audio guide was excellent, clear, audible and informative as well as being very simple to use. Lots of people in but it never felt crowded and you could enjoy the experience at your own pace. There's no point going on about the architecture or colours or symbolism. Go. See for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
  • Completely blown away by this artwork. Most definitely worth a visit if you have a few hours to spare in Barcelona. If you don't have problems with heights take one of the long visits with a sightseeing opportunity in one of the towers. Also, try to go when the sun is shining, the incoming light on the colourful windows is just amazing, breathtaking, almost out of this world. Feel nature's influence of the architect at first hand. A must visit in Barcelona, you won't regret spending the money.
  • A tourist spot that is a must while in Barcelona. They have been working on the infrastructure for quite a while and are still not done yet, but hopefully they will be soon. They have made progress because I went in 2014 and then in 2017 and it has changed. It was cool to visit and see the differences. Make sure you have tickets ready to go inside because the lines can be very long. Inside it is beautiful with all the colors. It was unique to go up the columns to look over Barcelona. I would suggest visiting because it is a good place to see some history, architecture and art.
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