After we touchdown at Barcelona International airport, we took a cab to Hotel Actual to have a short rest before heading off to the must go attraction in Barcelona, Sagrada Familia.
Sagrada Familia, one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona. The unfinished Roman Catholic church which was built since 1882 and was known for its designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. In 2010, the once church without a bishop seat is now called the Basilica Sagrada Familia, consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI.
Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
How to get there?
L5 and L2 Sagrada Familia
19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20 and B24
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November to February
09:00 – 18:00
09:00 – 19:00
April to September
09:00 – 20:00
09:00 – 19:00
December 25, 26, January 1 and 6
09:00 – 14:00
To enter Sagrada Família there are allocated a time slot for you to enter and booking has to be done online. It is best to reach one hour before your appointed time.
Sagrada Familia + Tower (Tower on the Passion facade or Tower on the Nativity facade) + Audioguide
**Prices might varies, check out from their official website. Please note you can only choose to go up one of the towers.
During 2015, when we were there the cost was 19.50EUR excluding the audioguide. We choose to get to the Tower on the Passion facade.
What to see?
You can take the lift/elevator up the tower:
View at the top of the tower:
Some parts of the cathedral are still under construction:
Before we leave Sagrada Família, we visited the museum situated beside it.
A meaningful and fulfilling trip even though it was filled with visitors and worshipers. It was grand and yet, it can bring out your inner peace when you are inside the church and be wow~ by the architecture.
Definitely worth the visit if you are planning to visit Barcelona. It has been in construction for more than 100 years and does not seem to be ending anytime soon. Please take some time to head down here and understand a little more of this beautiful architecture and its history.