The expiatory church of the Sacred Family is a giant Catholic temple in the centre of Barcelona, designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí
The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família work began in 1882, but is still unfinished. It is Gaudí‘s widely admired masterpiece and certainly the most emblematic building of Catalan modernist architecture. Gaudí dedicated the last fifteen years of his life exclusively to the development of this project.
According to Wikipedia, Sagrada Família’s construction progressed slowly, as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War, only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the midpoint in 2010 with some of the project’s greatest challenges remaining and an anticipated completion date of 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death.
It is important that if you are travelling to Barcelona and you know that you want to go inside, you plan in advance and book the tickets online, as there is always a long queue of more than an hour to get in. If you do it this way, you will have to go to the entrance at the time scheduled and you will not wait for a minute. If you want to visit the towers as well, then you should make your purchase with a month in advance, as there is a lower number of tickets and are sold quickly.
Location Sacred Family Church: Carrer de Mallorca, 401
Metro: <L2> and <L5> Sagrada Familia
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