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La Sagrada Famí­lia

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about La Sagrada Famí­lia.

La Sagrada Famí­lia features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Barcelona City Guide3-day Barcelona City Guide5-day Barcelona City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Barcelona's main tourist attraction
  • The master-work of Antoni Gaudí
  • Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: (34) 93-476-1010

Web site: http://www.sagradafamili...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec: 9am - 6pm
Apr - Sep: 9am - 8pm
25 and 26 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan: 9am - 2pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 12.5 €
Retired, Students, Under 18: 10 €
Children under 10, Disabled: Free

Public transport:

  • Subway Line 2: Sagrada Famí­lia station
  • Subway Line 5: Sagrada Família station

Address: Carrer Mallorca, 401

Things you need to know:

  • The full name of the church is Expiatory Church of the Holy Family
  • The construction of the Catholic church has been started in 1882 and it is still unfinished
  • Expected to be complete some time in the first third of the 21st century
  • Considered the master-work of renowned Catalan architect Antoni GaudÍ­ (1852-1926)
  • Gaudí devoted the last 40 years of his life to this vast project: by the end he even lived on the premises
  • By 1904 the final touches are made to the Nativity Façade; the first finished from the planned 3 façades
  • The Spanish Civil War (1936) brings construction of the Sagrada FamÍ­lia to a halt for some 20 years
  • By 1990 Artist Josep Maria Subirachs completes the statuary of the Passion Façade
  • A total of 18 tall towers are called for, representing in ascending order of height the Twelve Apostles, the four Evangelists, the Virgin Mary and, tallest of all, Jesus Christ

What to do there:

  • Start your visit at the Natavity Façade that looks on a small artificial lake
  • Walk along Carrer de Provença in order to get to the opposite side; the Passion Façade
  • Enter the church in order to visit the interior construction site
  • Take the elevator to mount to one of the towers for splendid view of the city
  • Descend to the semi-basement of the Passion façade to visit the museum exhibiting the building work of the church

Tips & Insights:

  • To avoid long queues in high season at the ticket office, you may buy your ticket in advance (Ticket collection and preferential access at the Information Point)
  • The charge of using the elevators is not included in the entrance fee but it is the only way of getting to the towers as the stairs can only be used for descending

 

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La Sagrada Famí­lia features in these preplanned City Guides: