Sagrada Familia or officially The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is one of the must-see place for any traveler while in Barcelona. Solo, couple or family traveller. If you plan to go with your kids, choose a sunny day, to enjoy more of Sagrada Familia. Try to visit The Sagrada Familia early morning or late afternoon when the reflections of the sun magnify the structure of the cathedral. It is perfect time when your kids will enjoy the colorful church.
The church began its construction in 1882, and one year later Gaudi headed the project. Being a very complex project, this iconic church had its’ ups and downs. The latest news, tell us that Sagrada Familia will be finished by 2026.
The church’s four sides are called façades. Each side communicates an aspect of biblical history, telling the story of Jesus, his family and his disciples. Unlike the façade, with its striking carvings, the inside is sleek. White stone painted by colored light from the elaborate stained glass windows all around the room. Throughout the church are depictions of important moments in Catholic history. Everything in the church symbolize something. From the Spires (when completed will be a total of 18), the three entrances, towers, every carving and every detail.
- General price for visiting Sagrada Familia inside is 15EUR, for those who are less than 30 years is 13EUR, and children under 11years enter for FREE.
- Experience with panoramic view (enter Sagrada Familia, audioguide and towers) – general ticket is 29EUR, under 30 years – 27EUR and children under 11 years enter for FREE.
These prices are from Sagrada Familia official website. If you choose to buy your tickets right there, then you will pay more, as the prices are higher.
I recommend you to buy online. There is one queue for those who buy online and others who buy tickets right there, which is larger.
Opening hours at the Sagrada Familia:
November to February – 9 am to 6 pm
March – 9 am to 7 pm
April to September – 9 am to 8 pm
October – 9 am to 7 pm
December 25, 26, January 1 and 6 – 9 am to 2 pm
updated images from 2018: