La Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family) is an iconic yet incomplete church in Barcelona.
Works on La Sagrada Familia were begun in 1882 under the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, then continued under Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi did not live to see the church completed and, since his death in 1926, and with the exception of the period of the Spanish Civil War, La Sagrada Familia has been under construction.
Nevertheless, despite its incomplete state, La Sagrada Familia’s incredible architecture draws in hordes of tourists each year. From its beautiful facades to its looming towers and inherent symbolism, La Sagrada Familia is an iconic part of Barcelona.
There is entry into the church to see Gaudi’s crypt as well as to go to the top of the stunning Nativity and Passion Facades (access to the lifts costs extra). Guided tours are available for a fee.
Together with seven other pieces of Gaudi’s work, La Sagrada Familia is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also features as one of our Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Spain.
La Sagrada Família is located in the Eixample Quarter of Barcelona. Nearest subway station is Sagrada Familia (L2 and L5 lines). Joanic subway station (line L4) is a 15 minute walk from the site. Barcelona has an international airport and a railway station.
There are several cafes and restaurants and shops nearby.
La Sagrada Família is open 9am-6pm (to 8pm April-September). Closes 2pm 25-26 December and 1-6 January. Final tickets sold 15 min. before closing. General entry costs €12, tickets for retired visitors, students and under 18s cost €10. Under 10s and handicapped visitors go free. Further concessions available.
La Sagrada Familia, Carrer Mallorca 401, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
+34 932 073 031
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