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La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Churches, Tourist Spots
The undisputed symbol of the city, 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. Make La Sagrada Familia a part of your Barcelona vacation plans using our Barcelona vacation trip planner.
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This is a must stop while in Barcelona! Absolutely loved the architecture and history!! It was very easy to get there by metro. Try to do one of the towers!!
Book online to avoid waiting during peak season. Get the audio guide as the experience is greatly improved with the audio on its construction and history. The stain glass is amazing with its colours c... read more »
If you only have time to visit one place in barcelona, you MUST visit this awe-inspiring wonder. First, let me state that I am not a religious person. I was absolutely amazed at the incredible detail ... read more »
The most impressive church I have ever seen. The queue is mostly quite long, but you should go inside - it's worth your money and time. This catholic church is so different compared to any other one. The inside looks so futuristic and like from a movie about the future. I cannot really describe it in my own words. Just go there...you won't regret it
Olivia Marjorie Broadbent Smith
Definitely book tickets in advance. We tried to go in the early afternoon of a Saturday, but they had completely sold out of tickets. We managed to book tickets for the Monday online and all was fine getting in. It's a beautiful building and very impressive. Don't forget to look in the basement downstairs to learn more about the engineering and building of the place. In my opinion Gaudi is celebrated too much and I would like to have known more about the artisans and craftsmen who actually built it.
A staggering piece of art/architecture. Even though it's still a 'project in motion' with tower cranes and hard hats, the Sagrada is just incredible. Being 'organic', adds to the experience... it'll be different should you return a year from now. Just how anyone could envision the beauty and majesty of this building is beyond me. Numbers allowed to enter the building are limited to avoid crowding. Therefore the purchase of tickets in advance is recommended... people were being turned away in early July. Note that when advised in advance of our flight cancellation, the ticket office were very good in providing tickets for other dates.
My favourite cathedral in the world and I've seen so many in my life to date. I visited about 9 years ago when only the exterior could be visited by tourists. I visited 5 years ago when bits of the interior were open to visitors. Now much of the main interior is complete but there is just so much more tourists you really have to book ahead a ticket if you want to make the most of your time. I also booked a ticket for the passion tower which is not for those with vertigo or claustrophobia but well worth it. Next time I go I will definitely get the nativity tower ticket.
The most awesome experience I have ever had in a church, I love architecture and this church is so beyond my wildest dreams I loved the whole experience here and I totally recommend the guided tour I booked my tour before I left Australia as I was told by friends that the queues can be long well that is an understatement the queues were massive. You will not be disappointed with this famous church and I want to return when it is completed but is a big must do in Barcelona. Mind blowing, awesome, fantastic and loved it just couldn't stop taking photos and we are still talking about the experience.
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