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La Sagrada Família
La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família

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Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 08 04 14
http://www.sagradafamilia.org/
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Started in 1882 and still under construction -- it probably won't be finished until at least 2026 -- a visit gives your the rare opportunity to watch craftsmen build what's already a historical and ... Read more
architectural icon. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, the story of the church's construction is as byzantine and complicated as the structure itself. The three façades of the church each have a different look and feel. The ornate Nativity Façade, covered with depictions of Jesus' life, is the only one completed before Gaudi's death, and critics say it best represents the architect's intentions. Both the Nativity and Passion towers are open to the public.

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Athens, Greece

Nice unique church but a so so experience!

Maybe the skip the line should be cheaper!

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Amelia Island, Florida, USA

While it’s unfortunate that a place of prayer has turned into a tourist trap and money machine, there is no denying the beauty of this building inspired by Gaudi

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Laguna Niguel, California, USA

Many artistic collaborations to give tribute to one facet of human religion.

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Huntersville, North Carolina, USA

Most incredible church! I have traveled a decent bit around Europe and therefore have seen my share of “old churches” but this unique church takes the cake. It’s so beautiful, the story of it and it’s history is very interesting. Even if you aren’t in to churches -this is worth a visit you’ll be blown away by the architecture.

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Granbury, Texas

One of the most incredible buildings built by man. Beautiful, humbling and breath taking. A must see.
Gaudi’s masterpiece. Started in late 1800’s due for completion in 2026. The more you learn about it’s construction the more you are in awe of the miracle of the this cathedral.

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Haifa, Israel

The church is very big and pretty. I recommend the park near the church, and buy tickets in advance !

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Badajoz, Spain

The Sagrada Familia is the most well-known and characteristic monument in Barcelona. As a maximum exponent of modernist architecture created by Gaudí, thousands of tourists flock every day to temper the curious but unfinished temple.
The construction began in 1882 with a neo-Gothic style. A year later the project was put in the hands of Gaudí, who reconsidered it completely. Gaudí designed an exceptional and innovative temple that was to be composed of 18 towers, although finally he only had time to create one of them before his death.

Gaudí died in 1926 leaving unfinished the project that occupied the last years of his life but, thanks to the plans that are preserved, his dream becomes reality little by little thanks to the work of other artists and to the money obtained from the donations and the visits.

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WA

One of the top attractions in Barcelona. Of the three times I have been to the city, I have only appreciated it from the outside. I might just wait for it to be completed, the lines are very long.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Beautiful basilica that is still under construction. Though tours are available, it's beauty can still be admired from outside!

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Ridgway, Colorado

Absolutely amazing! Biggest most elegant and had the most attention to detail. This is a must see!

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Austin, Texas, USA

Amazing amazing amazing architecture and art throughout. It is so beautiful. Worth the visit for sure.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Absolutely stunning. Doesn't matter if you're a local or a tourist there's always something new to see here as it's constantly being constructed and newly added to. Such a breathtaking experience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

La Sagrada familia is an unfinished Catholic Church in Barcelona. It's interesting as a piece of architecture, but keep in mind that it will almost always be under construction. It adds to its charm.

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Budapest

Really interesting concept. There is a panoramic elevator inside, which seems to fit, despite this being a catedral.

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Singapore, Singapore

I’ve been here twice and I definitely see myself coming back in my next visit to Barcelona. It’s amazing how Gaudi’s legacy is celebrated in this place. Though you know the construction is not done, it always feels gratifying to see the progress. The audio tour recording is very succinct, makes you feel like you’re speaking with Gaudi. You’ll get to understand what were his thoughts when he came up with his work. The well-narrated audio gives you inner peace while you walk around the basilica.

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Local from Barcelona, Spain

As a local, la Sagrada Familia is for sure my favourite place in Barcelona.

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Local from Barcelona, Spain

an incredible experience. I will visit in April 2018 for the 4th time in 15 years and looking forward to seeing the progress since my last visit.

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Orange, California, USA

One of the most amazing architectures in modern history. You have to see it to know how gothic can be so cool and untraditional. A must to visit in Barcelona, and don’t miss the inside tour of the stained glass.

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London

An amazing place. Recommend going just before sunset to see the sun make the entire cathedral glow with colour.

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Local from Barcelona, España

Gaudí was an amazing architect!
This monument represents the nature in a fabulous building !

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