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The Sagrada Familia: planning your visit to Gaudí’s masterpiece

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The Sagrada Familia: planning your visit to Gaudí’s masterpiece

Among Antonio Gaudí’s incredible pieces of art, there is one that stands out without a doubt: The Basílica of The Sagrada Familia.  Open since 2010, it begun its construction in 1882, and although many years have passed, this outstanding piece won’t be finished until 2026, taking longer than the Pyramids to be completed! There are a…

Among Antonio Gaudí’s incredible pieces of art, there is one that stands out without a doubt: The Basílica of The Sagrada Familia

Open since 2010, it begun its construction in 1882, and although many years have passed, this outstanding piece won’t be finished until 2026, taking longer than the Pyramids to be completed! 

There are a few things to keep in mind when you are planning your visit to this astonishing place, and Stay Barcelona is here to guide you through the details:

1. Check your route:

The easiest way to get there is by subway. You can take the L2 or the L5 and get off at the “Sagrada Familia” station which will leave you near the entrance.

Map of the Barcelona Subway

2. Book in advance:

Many people forget to do so, but it is really important as the Basilica is one of the busiest spots in the city. You can book your tickets online at https://sagradafamilia.org/en/tickets and avoid having trouble getting in there.

3. The audioguide is worth it:

Even if you are in a hurry, we believe the best way to get the whole experience is by booking the ticket with an audioguide. There are so many interesting details regarding the construction and its symbolism that you shouldn’t miss!

4. Choose a sunny day:

If you have the opportunity, check the forecast and book at a time when it’s supposed to be sunny. The colors reflecting from the stained-glass will be even more beautiful as the light comes directly in. You can check the weather at:

https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/barcelona/307297/daily-weather-forecast/307297

Barcelona during a sunny day. Water photo created by bearfotos – www.freepik.com

5. Schedule wisely:

If you are tired of getting lost between tourists, we recommend you book your tickets at 9 in the morning or before the closing time, in order to skip the crowds.

6. Dress appropriately:

Remember, it’s a church. We suggest you pay attention to your clothing in order to avoid uncomfortable moments.

7. Take a selfie across the pond:

Stop by Plaça Gaudí and take a picture from across the pond to get the best shot of you and the Sagrada Familia.

Female tourist taking a picture of The Sagrada Familia from across de pond.
Female tourist photographing The Sagrada Familia.
Winter photo created by bearfotos – www.freepik.com

8. Time for a break:

After your visit, take a break at the Xurerría Sagrada Familia, a family business that is famous for their filled churros since 1950. You can check their website at:

http://www.xurreriasagradafamilia.es/

Enjoy, and don’t forget your camera!

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