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La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Architectural Building Church
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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  • Impossible to grasp without being there; definitely worth the visit. Be sure to get time-stamped tickets in advance or you may have to wait in a long line or not get in. I didn't think the audioguide ...  more »
  • The Familia Sagrada is an amazing place. Very large and ornate and very very busy. Buy tickets in advance great way to beat the crowd. Facility is still under major Construction. The restaurants aroun...  more »
  • We were SOOOO glad that we booked our tickets in advance! When we arrived, there was a sign saying: next tickets in 5 hours! I was not really up for booking a specific time days in advance; well this ...  more »
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  • Such a breath taking building. The artistry and craftsmanship is beyond words. Well well worth the visit. Access is so well managed that it never feels over crowded. Really recommend but a ticket that gives you access to the Audio Tour headsets. You have to book in advance, this is pretty much essential. When you get there you can't change your mind and decide to do the Audio Tour or the Tower trips....book...book...book....all in advance. If you get in anyway nervous of heights DO NOT ATTEMPT THE TOWER EXCURSIONS!!!. You will be 200 feet up on exposed walk ways and the only way back is a 400 step, narrow, open spiral staircase. The school hose is lovely. The crypt was closed while we were there but it is supposed to be a must see. All in all though a must see in Barcelona. Word of caution, be respectful, shouting etc. is a big no no.
  • If La Sagrada Familia don't touch your soul regardless religion, nothing will. There is no words to describe the experience of walking around the outside, and then the inside. After a while no words can describe this fantastic wonder, and what is happening inside you. A tip of advice: book a guided tour. And prepare the time; book tickets in advice as the tours fills fast. The basilica can take 6000 persons each day, and it does that easily. A guided tour will get you all the details, and they never end. Everything has a thought behind it. It costs you some money to visit La Sagrada Familia, but that money is used to finish building and to maintain the basilica. If you are in a hurry to visit some famous places in Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia is a must.
  • Inside the use of light and colour is amazing. I came here about 20 years ago and the inside was more or less just a building site and the trip up the towers was the best bit. Now the interior is best including the explanation of the design in the museum underneath. A truly exceptional building.
  • 「Sagrada Familia聖家堂」是西班牙號稱「上帝的建築師」「Antoni Gaudi 高第」窮畢生、鞠躬盡瘁的心血結晶,他的「設計天分」及後天的「認真執著」藉此曠世傑作,將其「崇尚自然 ‧ 師法自然」理念發揮得淋漓盡致。 「聖家堂」是為教徒「贖罪」而建,每年 2,500萬歐元的建築工程費主要靠個人捐款,好在年約 300 萬名遊客的門票收入所得剛好能支付大部份的工程費用。從1882年修建起,到現在的建築師 Jordi Bonet 已經是第四代,目前三個「立面」已建好「誕生」和「受難」兩個立面,十八座高塔也已完成八座,整體建築完成近半的情況下,近日終敢宣稱「將於 2026 年高第百歲誕辰時完工」。 由於祖先世代都是鍋爐鐵匠,高第天生具有空間結構設計的稟賦,又因童年患風濕無法與同齡小孩玩耍,孤寂童年期卻因經常靜觀大自然,而產生「崇尚自然」也「師法自然」的理念,為日後建築建立其強烈的個人風格。最特殊的是,高第從觀察中發現自然界並不存在純粹的直線,因此一再強調「直線是人為的,曲線是上帝的」,並終其一生奉為圭臬,務求其設計的建築物均能合乎「自然美」。 「聖家堂」的整體設計帶有強烈自然色彩,高第以動植物的型態為藍本來設計教堂,更忠於聖經原著,用圖畫故事的方式將聖經教義及人物逐一展現在教堂的每一個角落。 「聖家堂」有東西南三個立面即東面的「誕生 Façana del Naixement」、西面的「受難Façana de la Passió」和尚未完工的南面「榮耀 Façana de la Glòria」。每個立面各有四座高塔,合計十二座,分别代表耶稣十二門徒。除此之外,「聖家堂」中央另有六座120米的高塔,其中四座分別代表聖經中的「馬太」、「馬可」、「路加」及「約翰」四福音,另外兩座170米高的高塔代表聖母瑪麗亞和耶稣基督。 高第為了忠於聖經,力排眾議,堅持外壁「耶穌釘十字架」的雕像必須「裸身」,才符合後來有人用紅布為其遮身的情節。外牆上及鐵鑄大門上都有類似「數獨」的四格數字,橫豎對角相加都是「33」, 代表耶穌歲數,雕像則是「叛徒猶大」在親吻耶穌。 五十多種語言的文字壁上居然用的是「正體字」:「賜給我們今天所需的飲食」。由此觀之證之,同樣的語意,中文只要幾個字就能「盡表其意」,是世界上最「精簡」的文字。
  • This building is huge and while there are still cranes and workmen you can get the idea of how amazing it is. I thought the outside was awe inspiring and if you find a cafe nearby it's nice to sit and have a sangria and just look at it. I wasn't that impressed by the inside apart from the stained glass. Maybe compared to the outside, the inside seemed a little too simple. Advice is to book online and get a slot for the date and time you want to go in as it's super easy that way. The one way lift up to the towers gives you a brief restricted view and it's of debatable value. This is a must see when in Barcelona.