There are many places where buying advance tickets to see a place or take part in an event is essential in Spain. My experience with La Sagrada Familia was this was not necessary based on how quick the line moves. We arrived at La Sagrada Familia on a late April Sunday afternoon at just past noon. There was a long line that ran around two blocks. It looked daunting. However in fifteen minutes we had our tickets and were on our way inside.
The cost of purchasing tickets at servicaxia.com is just a little over 3 euros per person more than purchasing them directly at the ticket booth. For an adult admission was 11 euros while from sericaxia it was 14.30. While purchasing a ticket in advance does give you a specific time waiting in line shouldn't take that much time and will help save you some coin.
Any trip to Barcelona wouldn't be complete without a visit to this architectural gem by Antoni Gaudi. You can enter the church, though the lines are long, and closely experience the wonderful details of the interior. Don't leave without taking a walk around the church to examine the nativity facade with its peculiar Christmas tree adorned with peace doves.
The best way to travel to the cathedral is by L1 metro line to the stop "Sagrada Familia". Upon exiting the metro stop you will have the impressing church above you which creates a wow-feeling.
Barcelona deserves more of my time - My trip here was far too short and consequently I missed a great deal, but a good excuse for another trip in the future. I will continue to check the progress of the GREAT BUILDING = Sagradia Familia hopefully in person if not - Well on VT of course
Fondest memory: ART
TEMPLE de la SAGRADIA FAMILIA
Favorite thing: No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Construction began in 1882, and Gaudi replace the original architect in 1883. It's still under construction today, as the work can only be financed by donations! The fact that you are viewing a combination of 100+ year old construction with brand new construction makes visiting la Sagrada Familia amazing.
I know everyone probably goes here anyway, but do spend some of the day at La Sagrada Familia, you really won't regret it.
Fondest memory: Joining in with one of the street entertainers, and making a complete fool of myself !!!!!
Gaudi's Cathedral...this is the new section of the building though...
The cathedral is open September & March from 9 am to 7 pm; January & February and October to December 9 am to 6 pm; April to August 9 am to 8 pm.
Here you can see a view of The Temple of SAGRADA FAMILIA,designed by the famous Catalan Architect, Antonio Gaudí,in 1882,and not finished yet!
See my must see activities tips to see more pictures and some details of this beautiful temple.
I visited La familia sagrada church, which is still incomplete. The time i went it still had cranes and scaffolds all over the place, but i managed to get some great pictures. For this picture, i asked a construction worker (a little smile and friendly waving does no harm to no one) to take it for me, cuz the blue light coming in was just that beautiful.
Fondest memory: climb on those towers; make sure you have comfy shoes!!
Favorite thing: Don't miss the delightful details, like this turtle at the base of a column of the Sagrada Familia. I recall spending time climbing the towers (not for the claustrophobic!) and being surprised along the way by the carvings and sculptures.
Favorite thing: Definitely one of my favorite things in Barcelona! Yes, you've heard it called Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece. It is unbelievable! Of, course you must climb to the top to see all the strange gargoyles along the way. See my must-see tips for more pics!
Favorite thing: Immerse yourself in Modernisme. This is the Nativity Facade: the most complete part of the church (1904). It has doorways representing Faith, Hope & Charity. The white doves represent the congregation.
Visit SAGRADA FAMILIA! The most amazing church I've ever been & one that's still under construction since groundwork was laid in 1882 & death of its architect in 1926!
Fondest memory: Discovery of the greatest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world! Catalan Modernisme: this is art to me! Wow, what an uplifting experience!
This amazing bit of architecture will blow your mind - I`ve never seen anything quite like it.
It was designed by Gaudi and is still being finished - everything about it seem so delicate and interwoven.
Fondest memory: Went to see a Barcelona game at the Neu Camp (they beat Bolagna 2 - 0). The sight of a packed stadium filled with enthusiastic fans of both sides without a hint of trouble was excellent.
The stadium is awesome and well laid out and I had a great view. Some Barca fans helped me out with spanish translations and then went out for some beers with me afterwards.
Check out the sites. You should check other VT pages for tips, but one of the obvious sites to visit is the
Sagrada Familiar (by Antonin Gaudi). This is me thinking (this is all great fun, but for christ sake lets go and have a beer !).
Visit the Temple Expiatiori de la Sagrada Familia.
Simply known as Sagrada Familia, this massive unfinished cathedral was designed by Gaudi and when he died, remained as his greatest monument. Work proceeds now to complete this imposing structure along the lines Gaudi may have planned. The place is the highlight of a trip to Barcelona and in the neighbourhood, there are other beautiful and strange buildings. Getting to Sagrada Familia is easy when there's a Metro station right beside it.
Fondest memory: This was the highlight of my trip.