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9 Things See at Gaudí’s Unfinished Church, Sagrada Familia – The Tour Guy

Barcelona’s megamonument, La Sagrada Família, is a sight to behold. Gaudís unfinished masterpiece of a church has a lot to take in from its elaborate exterior to its symbolic interior. To make sure you don’t miss anything important as you weave through the crowds, here are the top things to see at Sagrada Família.

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Top 9 Things To See at Sagrada Familia

Gaudí became the Chief Architect and Director of Works of the Sagrada Familia in 1883. Today, well over 100 years have passed and the original artist is no longer with us, but construction moves forward.

The Sagrada Familia is a wonder of modern architecture that has few rivals. There are other structures, like St. Peter’s Basilica, that you could argue are more impressive but you’ll have to come and see for yourself. Sagrada Familia stands out as the greatest basilica and stone construction of the modern era.

The Sagrada Familia’s elaborate facades and breathtaking interior are more than deserving of an explanation by a local expert guide. You’re definitely going to want to hear about Gaudí’s inspiration and the symbolism behind both the exterior and interior. You’re sure to see it anew on a guided Sagrada Familia tour! Here are the top things to see at Sagrada Familia.

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9. Jesus Presented to the Crowd by Pontus Pilate

On the western side, the Facade of Passion, Josep Maria Subirachs carved around 100 figures, including Jesus being presented to the crowd by Pontus Pilate.

Jewish elders were frustrated with the prophet claiming to be the son of God and demanded his death. Pilate would have sought peace because the Romans didn’t care as much about the local religions in the provinces and focused more on control. Subirachs did an incredible job keeping in line with Gaudí’s design while implementing his own style.

8. The Nativity Facade (Eastern Side)

Also known as “the Birth of Christ”, this facade was completed first and contains a completely different stylistic feel from the rest of the church. There are three entrances, or portals, named “hope,” “mercy,” and “faith”.

The facade is intended to have a rough and almost confusing look. The idea is to play up the power and lack of understanding of God the creator as a being. If it is confusing to understand, it’s because we are not intended to understand.

There’s also more detail than only the birth of Christ as a human being. This facade includes animals and plants as part of the “birth” of God’s world as a whole creation. You’ll also notice that the angels are without wings—Gaudí believed they were unnecessary.

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7. Passion Facade (Western Side)

If you’ve read the Bible or gone to church, you know that the Passion of Christ refers to the period of suffering and up to his death. The very word “passion” comes from the Late Latin word meaning “suffering” or “enduring”. So, representations of the Passion of Christ usually display a crown of thorns and Jesus carrying the cross.

This facade has a very modern feel with clean lines on the structure. Gaudí and Josep Maria Subirachs, who sculpted many statues on this facade, integrated a lot of interesting details on this side. For example, the cryptogram is a four-by-four square with sixteen total numbers that add up to 33 on every side and a linear combination including diagonals.

6. The Facade of Bliss

The yet-to-be-completed Facade of Bliss is the last of the three facades. It represents the third evolution of Christ as well as a mark of the holy trinity (father, son, and holy spirit). The use of sets of three in Christian artwork is common. However, don’t let the name fool you as the Facade of Bliss features some less-than-blissful symbolism.

This third and final facade features the Last Judgement, Hell, and Heaven (eternal bliss). The Last Judgement is something we will all face according to Christian dogma and it won’t be pretty for anyone.

Prior to ascending to heaven, if you’re lucky, you’ll face some turbulent circumstances according to artists like Michelangelo who depicted this day fiercely in the Sistine Chapel. Next, you have hell and heaven, which are more straightforward. Expect this facade, like the others, to have a very unique design with matching geometric forms.

5. The 18 Towers

Currently, eight of the 18 towers or spires originally designed by Antonio Gaudí are completed. Four of the eight completed towers are on the Passion Facade and four are on the Nativity Facade. All eight completed spires are dedicated to eight of the 12 apostles. The remaining four towers will be seen on the third facade once completed.

The remaining six towers will be dedicated to Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and the four evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). All towers/spires are over 300 feet tall (91+ meters). The tower dedicated to the Virgin Mary will rise 404 feet (123 meters) off the ground.

Why didn’t he build more while still alive? Since he knew the building would take a lot longer, he decided to build vertically instead of horizontally. By focusing all his efforts on the Nativity Facade, he was able to see a completed bell tower free of scaffolding. This took place a few months before his death.

4. Illuminated Christ on Cross (Gloria A Deu, A Dalt Del Cel)

It’s hard to describe this feature without offending the extremely religious, so I’ll put it as lightly as possible. The feature in which christ is suspended would look more appropriate at a beach-side bar rather than suspended over the dramatic sculpture of Jesus on the cross, yet it feels right.

It has Spain’s cultural feel and, again, the extreme amounts of illumination inside the structure give the scene a more joyous feel. It’s a must-see element inside the church.

3. Stained Glass Windows

Like any large construction that spans centuries, Sagrada Familia’s design, construction, and conception will be credited to more than one person. The stained glass windows were created by Joan Vila-Grau.

Vila-Grau was born six years after Gaudí’s untimely death, which means he never had the chance to formally meet him. Even so, Vila-Grau understood his vision and was creative within the constraints Gaudí left.

In an interview with Margaret Martlew, Vila-Grau described that he worked within small descriptive phrases that summarized the artistic feeling one should get when observing. For example, one window was summed up simply by, “I am the water of life” and so he made that. Other guidelines were more rigid.

For example, Gaudí wanted the highest glass in white and the lower glass in color. This achieved two things. First, it would allow natural sunlight into the building and project itself upon the columns. Second, it would have been different than what was commonly practiced, which was very much Gaudí’s style.

One of the cool features to look out for when you’re inside is the effects of the stained glass windows on the interior light (see above), which is described to be more powerful than the windows themselves.

2. Buttresses and Flying Buttresses

Or should I say the lack thereof! When you think buttress or flying buttress, you should think Notre Dame. I don’t downplay the greatness of Notre Dame nor do I intend to do so. That said, Gaudi eliminated the practice altogether and his basilica stands! Well, the part that has been completed stands.

According to Sagrada Familia’s official website, Gaudí looked at these mechanical forms as crutches and not elevating or beautifying elements. So, he eliminated them giving Sagrada Familia the extremely unique baroque look and feel you see today, which may very well be the last great stone structure ever built.

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1. Inside Nave/Vaul

The central nave of Sagrada Familia is almost 150 feet tall (45 meters) and without argument the most eye-catching feature of the interior church. Much of the allure is that the ceiling appears to be floating.

This is mostly due to the thin columns that look like the branches of a tree. Notice that a few of these columns are split on the end, which gives the interior a very organic feeling as if it were alive.

Unlike the Renaissance churches of Italy, Sagrada Familia is bursting with bright colors much like the rest of Barcelona. It seems as though a renowned architect, sculptor, and Dr. Seuss all got together and built the exquisite interior of the church.

Sagrada Familia’s Completion Date

Ironically, the most visited building in Barcelona has been under construction without a legal permit from the municipality. After 134 years of construction, Sagrada Família recieved a legal construction permit in April of 2019.

Following this new agreement, the company leading the erection of Sagrada Família announced the beginning of the construction of the last five towers, which heralds the beginning of the end.

The year of completion of Sagrada Família has become almost a guessing game due to its monumental dimensions and complexities. I once read 2022, but later read 2025. It seems likely construction will end before 2030, which puts it in the same league as St. Peter’s Basilica in terms of construction time.

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Tickets and Opening Hours

Here’s some basic information about tickets, opening hours, and where to find the Sagrada Familia. For a more comprehensive guide on the best ways to see this megamonument, see how to visit Sagrada Familia.

Admission Cost: €20

Visiting Hours: November to February: Mon – Sun, 9 am – 6 pm; March and October: Mon – Sun, 9 am – 7pm; April to September: Mon – Sun, 9 am – 8 pm; 25th and 26th Dec, Jan 1st and 6th: 9 am – 2 pm.

Address: Carrer de Mallorca 401

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La Sagrada Familia Gets Permit After 137 Years Without One The Sagrada Familia church got the permit Friday, allowing construction to continue with completion projected for 2026. The church’s foundation agreed to pay the city of Barcelona millions of dollars.


The unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica was granted a building permit on Friday after going without one for 137 years. The church’s foundation and the city of Barcelona came to a historic agreement, with the foundation agreeing to pay the city millions of dollars for the completion and preservation of the basilica.

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The unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica was granted a building permit on Friday after going without one for 137 years. The church’s foundation and the city of Barcelona came to a historic agreement, with the foundation agreeing to pay the city millions of dollars for the completion and preservation of the basilica.

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La Sagrada Familia, the famous Roman Catholic Church designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, has stood unfinished for more than a century.

Now, 137 years after construction began, the city of Barcelona has finally issued a building license for one of its most famous tourist attractions.

The permit, granted on Friday, allows construction to continue, with a projected completion date of 2026.

“It was a historical anomaly that La Sagrada Familia did not have a license,” said Janet Sanz, Barcelona’s deputy mayor for ecology, urbanism and mobility.

Work on the basilica first started in 1882. An application for a permit was submitted in 1885 with a blueprint of the plans signed by Gaudí, but the council did not respond, according to the official architecture blog of La Sagrada Familia.

“They were working on the church in a very irregular way,” Sanz said. “And we were very clear that, like everyone else, La Sagrada Familia should comply with the law.”

So three years ago, the city and La Sagrada Familia foundation started working on a plan taking into consideration current urban planning.

“La Sagrada Familia team knew they could not continue like this and that they would need to pay accordingly,” Sanz said.

Sanz told NPR the total cost of the license is the highest in the history of the city, with the foundation agreeing to pay the city 4.5 million euros ($5.1 million) for the preservation and completion of the temple.

Signada LA llicència d’obres del temple de la Sagrada Família després de 130 d’obres irregulars.

Un ingrés de 4.6M€ per Barcelona, que es sumen als 36M€ acordats per compensar l’impacte que provoca en el seu entorn.

Som un govern valent que no permet privilegis.

— Janet Sanz (@janetsanz) June 7, 2019

As part of the historic deal, Sanz said La Sagrada Familia foundation will now be co-responsible for the expenses it generates for the city.

La Sagrada Familia, which receives more than 4 million visitors to the church each year and millions more to the surrounding area just to look at it, has agreed to not increase the number of visitors it receives. Sanz said building access from the metro directly to the church to help prevent overcrowding of public space was also part of the agreement.

Barcelona is home to many buildings by Gaudí, whose modernist style is distinct and recognizable. Seven of his works in or near Barcelona, including La Sagrada Familia, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Gaudí, a devoted Catholic, was killed in an accident in 1926 when only a portion of La Sagrada Familia was complete. He spent the last 12 years of his life serving God through architecture, La Sagrada Familia’s website says.

Construction work on La Sagrada Familia is based on Gaudí’s plaster models and copies of his original drawings, which were destroyed in a fire during the 1930s, The Associated Press reports.

If the construction is in fact completed in 2026 as planned, it will mark 100 years since Gaudí’s death.

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Sagrada Família: 10 facts about the most odious long-term construction in the world


The Sagrada Familia saga in Barcelona is coming to an end. Completion of work is expected in 2026, and the temple itself finally received an official building license from the city of Barcelona a couple of years ago. Let’s remember some facts about the most odious long-term construction in the world0015 (full name Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia) is the most famous brainchild of Antonio Gaudí and has been under construction for almost 140 years. The first stone was laid on March 19, 1882 in the Eixample district, which at that time was a suburb of Barcelona. The current chief architect of the project plans to complete the construction by the centenary of the death of Gaudí – June 10, 2026.

Construction of the Sagrada Familia, 1887.



The first architect to undertake the construction of the cathedral was Francisco Paula de Villar, and not Gaudi, as many believe. He thought of the Sagrada Família as an ordinary neo-Gothic basilica in the shape of a Latin cross, but due to disagreements with the customers – the Asociación Espiritual de Devotos de San José community – he soon left the project, and in 1883 he was replaced by post by Antoni Gaudí.

Construction of the Sagrada Familia, 1905.


From the very beginning, the construction of the temple was carried out exclusively at the expense of private donations from the townspeople and was not supported or financed by the Church in any way. Only in 2010, the unfinished temple was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI and officially opened for worship.


Antonio Gaudí devoted 42 years of his life to the creation of the temple. According to his idea, the church should have 18 towers: 12 of them are dedicated to the apostles, four to the evangelists, one to Jesus and one more to the Virgin Mary. The highest, located in the center of the ensemble and reaching a height of 170 m, is designed to personify Christ (its construction has just begun). During the life of Gaudi, only the Nativity facade was built, and even then not completely (only the first bell tower of the facade was completed). 10 June 19On 26, the architect died at the age of 73 as a result of an accident (falling under the first tram launched in Barcelona) and was buried in the Sagrada Família crypt. His remains are still buried there, in the Chapel of the Virgin of Carmen.

Tomb of Antonio Gaudi in the underground tomb of the Sagrada Familia.

Antique postcard depicting the construction of the Nativity facade of the Sagrada Familia.


As an artist and creator, Gaudi sought to imitate nature in everything, trying to achieve maximum plausibility. He searched all over the city for models for sculptural groups. They say that Judas was modeled after the church watchman, the alcoholic Josep, who soon died of delirium tremens, and in Pontius Pilate, many recognized the local goatherd. But the matter was not limited to this: to make plaster casts, from which stone figures were then made, Gaudi euthanized live chickens with chloroform, picked up dead birds on the streets, and once hung a donkey on a harness in order to more accurately take measurements from him. A terrifying sight awaited visitors to his studio: strings of plaster freaks under the ceiling – castings for a future scene of beating babies, taken from stillborn children in the Hospital de Santa Cruz, where Gaudi regularly visited for research material.



They say that the process of creating sculptures turned into a real hell for the masters – few could withstand all the ordeals. Heavy plaster figures had to be constantly pulled up and down: the architect had to make sure how realistic they look at height. They were also repeatedly photographed, imitating visual distortions with the help of ingenious devices and playing with angles. And only when the result completely satisfied Gaudi, the plaster models were given to the work of sculptors who carved stone figures on them.

Facade of the Nativity of the Sagrada Familia, fragment.


Facade of the Nativity of the Sagrada Familia.



Gaudi suffered from rheumatism from his youth, it was difficult for him to draw and draw. Perhaps that is why he disliked blueprints so much and preferred to work with 3D models. He not only sculpted them from gypsum, but also created complex suspended structures using chains and sandbags. It was these suspended chain models that allowed the architect to correctly calculate the loads and build the Sagrada Familia without props and buttresses.

Antonio Gaudí’s studio in the Sagrada Familia, 1883.




Drawings, plans, sketches, plaster models left after Gaudi were destroyed at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. In July 1936, a group of anarchists broke into the cathedral, set fire to the underground crypt and the school for the children of builders at the temple, and smashed the models. They were partially restored in 1939-1940. – it was on these models, which retained the idea of ​​​​the original intention of Gaudi, that the further construction of the cathedral was carried out.


The interior of the Sagrada Familia.


Not everyone considered the Sagrada Família a masterpiece of architectural thought. The writer George Orwell called it “one of the ugliest buildings in the world” and even once said that the anarchists showed bad taste in sparing the cathedral when they had such a perfect chance to destroy it.

Mosaic cross.



All these years the construction of the Sagrada Família was carried out illegally and there was no official license for it. However, the current mayor of Barcelona seems to have managed to resolve the century-old conflict. Two years of negotiations initiated by the city authorities finally led to a “historic agreement” and the long-awaited legitimization of the construction. In October 2019, the cathedral agreed to pay the city 36 million euros over 10 years, which will be used to develop the city’s transport network, improve access to the metro, develop the streets around the Sagrada Familia to ensure order and security.


The amount, of course, is not small, but it takes into account the large-scale reconstruction of the microdistrict due to the work on the Slava facade, which includes, among other things, the construction of the main staircase, underground parking for tourist buses, the metro tunnel under Calle Mallorca and, most importantly, and what the locals oppose, the demolition of an entire block of residential buildings.


Sagrada Familia: famous cathedral

Sagrada Familia

The Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia, called Sagrada Familia or Sagrada Familia, is an iconic site in Barcelona. The idea of ​​this amazing dedication to Jesus Christ and his family belongs to the great architect of Barcelona – Antonio Gaudí.

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is considered the diocesan church of Barcelona, ​​because the Sagrada Familia is not built with church money and is not located on church lands.

Every year the Sagrada Familia becomes a place of worship for millions of tourists from all over the world. On November 7, 2010, it was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI.

How the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia was built

Sagrada Familia was originally conceived as a temple that would be built with the money of the people: Holy family.

  • Back then it was land that was not part of the city, but over the last century Barcelona has grown so much that the Sagrada Familia is at its center.
  • Sagrada Familia was originally built by architect Francisco del Villar.
  • In 1882 the idea began to be realized, the temple was founded.
  • Initially, it was planned to build a neo-Gothic basilica in the shape of a cross. An asp with 7 chapels was to appear in the church. However, very soon the construction was suspended, because. the architect failed to convince customers of the benefits of his project.
  • In 1882, Antonio Gaudí became the architect of the project and everything changed dramatically. The unique style of Gaudi immediately begins to appear in the project, modernity is added to the neo-Gothic, the temple acquires the features of a sand castle.
  • Gaudi believed that nature creates true masterpieces, a person can never reach such heights, so the spire of the Sagrada Familia should be lower than Montjuic, located nearby. As planned by Gaudi, the height of the spire of the Sagrada Familia should not exceed 170 meters.

    The Sagrada Familia becomes Gaudi’s life’s work, he devotes a lot of time to the construction of the temple and gives it his strength and his talent. In 1889, the crypt, laid by del Villar, was completed. To protect the temple from bad weather, a moat was dug around, and the Sagrada Familia itself becomes a temple in which the gospel story should be told to the visitor.

    The temple was built only on donations, so a lot of time was devoted to its construction, the result depended on the collection of money. During the construction of the Neo-Gothic apse, a large anonymous receipt was received. Thanks to this money, the project was able to radically transform. The shape of the cross was preserved, but Gaudí added a large number of soaring towers. The ambitious plan of the great architect became more complicated and decorated for 40 years, the symbolic connection of the Gospel and architectural forms became more and more dependent.

    Every day, thousands of tourists approaching the Sagrada Familia see three facades. Gaudi managed to complete only one – the facade of the Nativity. As planned by the builders, the temple was to be decorated with multi-colored ceramics and glass, but later the idea changed.

    The architect wanted to build the Sagrada Familia to atone for the sins of materialism. This building was to become a symbol of peace and brotherhood of all living on earth. Gaudi was the first to decide to build the Nativity façade, because the Passion façade could scare away the parishioners, it was conceived quite cruelly. Characteristic features of the facade of the Nativity were decorations with elements of nature, lizards, snails. At the same time, a cloister dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary was being built.

    Sagrada Familia is distinguished by three portals related to the Nativity facade:

    • Hope
    • Mercy
    • Faith

    Each of the portals of this façade is decorated with magnificent sculptures, symbolizing gospel characters.

    In 1909, Gaudí decided that a parochial school should be built at the Sagrada Familia. A year later, the construction was completed. The school is a particularly durable building, thanks to the curvilinear walls and roof.

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    Construction of the Sagrada Familia after the death of Antonio Gaudí

    Façade of Glory

    The construction of the eastern façade of the Passion began after Gaudí’s death. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Gaudi planned the erection of the Glory facade, which was to be associated with the parishioners with a huge forest filled with light.

    On November 30, 1925, the construction of the Nativity facade and its huge 100-meter bell tower of St. Barnabas was completed. This is the only facade of the Sagrada Familia, erected entirely according to the plans and with the presence of Antonio Gaudí.

    On June 7, 1926, a tragic incident occurred that greatly changed the course of construction of the Sagrada Familia. Antonio Gaudí, 73, was hit by a tram. Antonio never paid attention to his appearance, so he was considered a poor man, they did not provide practically any help, and only a day later he was discovered by the chaplain of the Sagrada Familia, but it was too late to start treatment, after three days the great genius was gone. Gaudi was buried in the crypt of the temple under construction, it is believed that he is still overseeing the construction of the Sagrada Familia.

    How the façades were built

    Sagrada Familia is being built even after the death of its author:

    1. Domenech Sugranes, Gaudí’s most talented student, continued the teacher’s work.
    2. In the thirties of the last century, the columns of the facade of the Nativity were completed, the temple was illuminated and a staircase was acquired.
    3. The civil war stopped construction, and later Gaudi’s drawings burned down, in 1938 the successor of Gaudi’s work died, everything froze at the construction site, until 1952.
    4. Spain was recovering from wars, money began to appear gradually, and the temple began to transform again.
    5. In 1954, work began on the Passion façade. It acquired today’s sizes and shapes.
    6. And later finished the crypt, you can go down the stairs leading from the apse to it. Antonio rests there and there is a museum, among the exhibits of which you will see models and images of the temple at various stages of construction.
    7. In 1977, the 4 towers of the Sagrada Familia were completed, decorating the facade of the Passion.
    8. The sculptures of this façade were created from 1986 to the present day.
    9. At the same time, stained-glass windows telling about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ were created.

    Construction of the towers of the Sagrada Familia

    Construction of the Sagrada Familia has picked up in recent years, but is still quite slow. A 170-meter tower appeared, decorated with a cross, which symbolizes Jesus Christ. The tower above the apse is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

    Sagrada Familia will be decorated with four more towers, each of them will be crowned with a sculpture:

  • John’s tower – eagle
  • Matthew’s tower – by an angel
  • Mark’s tower – lion
  • Sagrada Familia is expected to be completed by 2026. Then the facade of Glory, the construction of which began in 2000, will be completed.

    12 towers above the facades, symbolized by the 12 apostles and decorated with bunches of grapes and sheaves of wheat as symbols of Communion. As a result, the symbols of the Gospel will be fully embodied in the Sagrada Familia.

    Interesting facts about the temple

    1. Antonio Gaudi did not rely on his own strength, so he assumed that he would not see his creation ready, and advised him to follow some requirements – to build straight and without complex forms. When using such geometric shapes as an ellipse, a conoid, a hyperboloid and a helicoid, straight lines are obtained that facilitate the connection of structural details.
    2. Now there are no problems with financial investments, but in the early years, Gaudí personally went around patrons in search of those who wanted to donate to the construction of the Sagrada Familia.
    3. Modern technology also helps to build the temple, but stone blocks are very difficult to process. The computer model only slightly facilitates processing. In this case, all the same, each block is built according to an individual project.
    4. Sagrada Familia has an unusual appearance both outside and inside. During the construction of the Sagrada Familia, they obviously played with space, inside it is incredibly beautiful, decorated with stucco, paintings, frescoes.
    5. There is always a lot of light in the Sagrada Familia, because it has a huge number of windows.
    6. The temple ascended in Barcelona thanks to the people’s money and the architectural design of the architect Antonio Gaudí.

    Initially, the ambitious plan of the Sagrada Familia seemed impossible. But now it becomes clear that the plans came true even after the death of the architect. His creation lives on and becomes one of the most extraordinarily beautiful buildings of our time. A visit to the Sagrada Familia leaves an indelible impression in the soul of everyone who sees it, which is exactly what Antonio Gaudí dreamed of.

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    Opening hours of Sagrada Familia

    The temple is open:

    • summer season: from April to September – daily 9-00 – 20-00
    • winter season: from October to March – daily 9-00 – 18-00
    • holidays: December 25, 26, January 1, 6 – from 9-00 – 14-00

    How to get to Sagrada Familia

    • metro: Sagrada Familia station blue and purple lines L2 and L5
    • bus: 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51.

    Official tickets to the temple

    Tickets can be purchased here .

    Location Sagrada Familia

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