Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Carrer de Mallorca 401 93 207 30 31

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    It's melting

    by grandmaR Updated May 11, 2015

    That was what my daughter and son-in-law said when we showed them the photos of this place. I was determine to see this church - so much so that when the lines for the hop on-hop off buses were EXTREMELY long, I got impatient and I walked across to the taxi line and got in a cab. My grandson was still in line and wasn't paying attention to what I was going to do, and I had to get out and go back to get him. But we got a cab to the Sagrada Familia church by Gaudia and got there about 11:20.

    We started to walk around it, as we had landed at the group entrance to find the individual entrance and where red route bus stop was. The cheapest admission was 15€ each and I thought that was too expensive, so we didn't go in. Although I now see that people with disabilities and or above the 65 plus 1 companion have free admission. Since I am over 65, I might have been able to get in free.

    While the church is fantastic and I'm glad I saw it, it is, of course, still under construction. I found the facade color to be kind of grimy - like Baltimore was before they sandblasted years of soot and pollution from the building facades and brought them back to normal. There was a line to get into the church, and ALSO a line to get on the buses. I asked my grandson if he wanted to have lunch, or go in the church or get back on the bus, and he said he didn't care, so since my back was really hurting me, I decided that we'd just had breakfast and we could have lunch later, and we got in line for the bus.

    Detail of the facade towers with cranes Another side Detail of the towers People on the street in front
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    A must see on any Tourist list

    by PhilRA08 Written Feb 8, 2015

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    The Segrada Familia is a stunning piece of architecture and a must-see for any visitor to Barcelona.
    Booking in advance is advisable, plan to go early before the crowds build. It's easy to book on-line, print off your entry bar-code and jump the queues!

    I took the wrong bit of the e-mail confirmation, but the staff were very helpful and found my booking and printed my tickets without fuss. Be prepared for the usual high profile attraction, security checks, but once inside you will be amazed!

    Everywhere you look is a delight of colours, angles and facets.

    Although entry is timed to your ticket, once inside you can wander round at your leisure.

    There is a Metro station right beside the Segrada and first views as you come up the subway steps are awesome!

    The Barcelona Metro is an excellent service, with frequent and punctual trains. The T10 Metro ticket is an absolute bargain, easily bought from the big red machines at every station.

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    Inside Gaudi's church

    by DEBBBEDB Updated Jan 11, 2015

    My son only saw the outside, but I paid to go in. The stained glass was so cool with the sun shining in.Open between 9.00 and 18.00 from October to March, and between 9.00 and 20.00 from April to September. Now I know where the term Gawdy comes from.

    The price to visit the Sagrada Familia interior, museum and school designed by Gaudí, as well as one of the towers is 19.50€ It was good that I had good weather because sometimes the towers are closed during bad weather.

    Sun shining through the stained glass Doesn't do it justice. Looking up at the eternal tree - the nativity side Selfie - no one likes my selfies Outside looking up
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    Climbing the tower

    by DEBBBEDB Updated Jan 11, 2015

    My son was so taken with this church that when I was in Barcelona, I decided to visit it myself. I bought the ticket that allows you to see the interior and one of the two towers. I went up the Nativity tower

    The stairway was only as wide as me. Plus I got confused and ended up circling back up the stairs and ended up where I came out of the elevator. It only happened once tho After that I figured out only go down. Never go up!! Lower in the staircase where they had a railing and some light and there were not walls on both sides. My mother could not do this climb - People with reduces mobility or wheelchair are not allowed for obvious reasons and my son could not have done this when he was here because children under 16 have to be accompanied by an adult.

    Looking down from the Nativity tower Narrow stairs Lower stairs View from the top the tree of eternitity
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    Unique, stunning and still unfinished!

    by CEP1863 Updated Dec 28, 2014

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    No visit to Barcelona would be complete without a visit to this magnificent structure. Construction began in 1882 and still continues with a projected completion date now of 2026. I am not really a fan of hiring a tour guide but here, I would strongly advise you to do so as they will highlight the various construction techniques, the symbolism of the construction, etc.

    I found the ornate Nativity facade and austere Passion facade to be compelling contradictions. If you are a fan of photography, it is well worth returning early in the morning before the crowds in order to get some good shots.

    Open daily 09:00 - 18:00 (winter), 09:00 - 20:00 (summer).

    Admission: €23.80 (including a guide and visit to the towers.

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    La Sagrada Familia

    by Ronza Written Oct 22, 2014

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    For me, visiting that place was a dream comes true. Since I first saw the pictures of this church I was amazed. For me, before my visit, Barcelona meant La Sagrada Familia. So it was out of question not to see this attraction from all corners. Outside, inside, towers, museum… didn’t want to miss anything and you make sure not to miss anything when you go there. Another Gaudi chef d’oeuvre…

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    Sagrada Familia

    by Oleg_D. Updated Sep 30, 2014

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    Well, I will not risk to write too much about the Basilica of Sagrada Familia because there are plenty information about that church and its architects and builders in internet and anywhere else. Construction started in 1882 and still is in progress. From 1883 till his death Antonio Gaudi supervised the construction.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod.
    Ticket are varying from 19,30 up to 23,80 Euros
    Since the construction of that cathedral still in progress any kind of donations is welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Open:
    October to March, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
    April to September, 09:00 to 20:00 hrs

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    Sagrada Familia/Views from Torre Naixement

    by Oleg_D. Written Sep 30, 2014

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    Since our visit of Sagrada Familia was scheduled on the afternoon hours we decided to visit Torre Naixement or eastern towers of the cathedral. Why? Because during the afternoon and evening hours sun shines from the west to east and you can take excellent pictures. So, if you visit supposed to take place in the morning then it is better to visit western towers. Here you can see what kind of views you are going to see from Torre Naixement.
    Ticket are varying from 19,30 up to 23,80 Euros
    Since the construction of that cathedral still in progress any kind of donations is welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Open:
    October to March, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
    April to September, 09:00 to 20:00 hrs

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    Sagrada Familia/Facade of Passion

    by Oleg_D. Written Sep 30, 2014

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    Construction of the Passion facade started in 1954 and still in progress. Here you can see the scenes of the Passions of Jesus Christ. This west facade in contrast with eastern facade of Nativity is very austere. All sculptures are accomplished in modern and quite primitive stile. Here or through this portal, visitors are entering the cathedral.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod.
    Ticket are varying from 19,30 up to 23,80 Euros
    Since the construction of that cathedral still in progress any kind of donations is welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Open:
    October to March, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
    April to September, 09:00 to 20:00 hrs

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    Sagrada Familia/Facade of Nativity

    by Oleg_D. Written Sep 30, 2014

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    Facade of Nativity (Eastern) has been built between 1894 and 1934 and we should accept that this facade and portal are the most splendid in the cathedral of Sagrada Familia. We can see here the scenes of Annunciation, Nativity, Adoration of Magi and so on. You need at least half an hour to research all statues and scenes here. So, don’t be in a hurry, take your time and enjoy.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod.
    Ticket are varying from 19,30 up to 23,80 Euros
    Since the construction of that cathedral still in progress any kind of donations is welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Open:
    October to March, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
    April to September, 09:00 to 20:00 hrs

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    Sagrada Familia/Interiors

    by Oleg_D. Written Sep 30, 2014

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    The main nave of the Cathedral was covered and an organ installed in 2010, allowing the still unfinished building to be used for religious services. The church itself was consecrated by the Pope Benedict XVI on November 7, 2010 in front of a congregation of 6,500 people. A further 50,000 people followed the consecration mass outside the basilica, where more than 100 bishops and 300 priests were on hand to offer Holy Communion. Today all three naves are accomplished and covered by roof. You can enjoy wonderful stain glass windows in both side naves. They are no so splendid as made five hundred years ago but quite interesting. Vaults are decorated by the symbols of four Evangelists and coats of arms of Spanish dioceses and bishoprics.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod.
    Ticket are varying from 19,30 up to 23,80 Euros
    Since the construction of that cathedral still in progress any kind of donations is welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Open:
    October to March, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
    April to September, 09:00 to 20:00 hrs

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    Sagrada Familia/Transept. Eastern Isle

    by Oleg_D. Written Sep 26, 2014

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    Transept of Sagrada Familia has two isles or wings. Through the eastern isle visitors get out to observe the most splendid eastern portal of the cathedral. Eastern part of the transept is excellent example of neo Romanesque architecture.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod.
    Ticket are varying from 19,30 up to 23,80 Euros
    Since the construction of that cathedral still in progress any kind of donations is welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Open:
    October to March, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
    April to September, 09:00 to 20:00 hrs

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    Sagrada Familia/Transept. Western Isle

    by Oleg_D. Written Sep 26, 2014

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    Transept of Sagrada Familia has two isles or wings. Through the western isle visitors are entering the cathedral. There also is the lift transporting visitors to western tower. Arch of western isle is decorated with huge statue of Virgin Mery.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod.
    Ticket are varying from 19,30 up to 23,80 Euros
    Since the construction of that cathedral still in progress any kind of donations is welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Open:
    October to March, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
    April to September, 09:00 to 20:00 hrs

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    Sagrada Familia/High Altar

    by Oleg_D. Written Sep 25, 2014

    High altar is situated in the northern end of central nave. There you can see big crucifixion made in modern style. I don’t like such modern style crucifixions but since the cathedral itself is built exactly in that style, such crucifixion is looking like quite appropriate and well-timed here. Please take in consideration that the area with chairs situated in front of crucifixion is reserved for the pray only. It is not recommended to stand there and take pictures of videos.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod.
    Ticket are varying from 19,30 up to 23,80 Euros
    Since the construction of that cathedral still in progress any kind of donations is welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Open:
    October to March, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
    April to September, 09:00 to 20:00 hrs

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    Sagrada Familia/Ambulatory

    by Oleg_D. Written Sep 25, 2014

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    Ambulatory is the semicircular passage behind the altars in the majority of Roman Catholic Cathedrals and churches. Here in Sagrada Familia it has no through passage. As usually there are a lot of chapels but they have neither icons nor statues yet. Therefore there are maybe not the best but stained glass windows. The best time to visit the ambulatory and enjoy observation of stained glass window is the sunrise or sunset.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod.
    Ticket are varying from 19,30 up to 23,80 Euros
    Since the construction of that cathedral still in progress any kind of donations is welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Open:
    October to March, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs
    April to September, 09:00 to 20:00 hrs

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