"Sagrada Familia" in Barcelona

Which tower in Sagrada Familia

Which tower – Nativity or Passion ? What is the suggestion of Barcelona residents? I need to book tickets online accordingly.

Sagrada Familia towers worth it?

Having been reading mixed reviews about the Sagrada Familia tower tours. Should we buy the ticket that allows us to climb up the towers in Sagrada Familia? Is the tour of Sagrada Familia towers worth the extra time, money and effort?

Best time slot to visit La Sagrada Familia

Our main attraction is La Sagrada Familia and we have a flexible schedule to visit during our trip to Barcelona. What time slot should we choose to enter La Sagrada Familia, for the best visit experience?

    Best views of Sagrada Familia

    There seems to be a consensus that Nativity tower offers best views FROM Sagrada Familia. Where should we go for the best views OF Sagrada Familia from the outside?

      What tickets to buy for Sagrada Familia?

      At the official website of Sagrada Familia, there are too many options for tickets - Only entry; entry and audio guide; entry and guided tour; tower visit; Gaudi museum and so on. Which is the recommended ticket to buy for visiting La Sagrada Familia?

      Dress code to visit Sagrada Familia

      Is there a strict dress code for entering Sagrada Familia

        Sagrada Familia

        Sagrada Familia is the most famous landmark of Barcelona. The construction of the church began in 1882 and expected to be completed in 2026 after nearly 150 years in construction. Sagrada Familia is a testimony to the architectural genius of Antonio Gaudí, the famed Catalan architect most associated with Modernisme architecture.

        Sagrada Familia Interesting Facts

        Gaudi was not the original architect

        Sagrada Familia was designed to be a traditional Latin church under the stewardship of architect Francisco del Villar. However, the town council soon entrusted the work to Gaudi, who dedicated 42 years of his life to the temple. During his lifetime only Nativity facade was completed with other towers still under construction.

        Three Facades

        As per the design, Sagrada Familia is to have three facades. The first one, the Nativity facade is dedicated to the birth of Jesus and faces east. The second one, the Passion facade is dedicated to the suffering of Christ during his crucifixion. The third one is the Glory facade, dedicated to the glory of Jesus Christ. Glory facade is still under construction. It is dedicated to the glory of Jesus and the road to reach God going through death, final judgment and glory.

        There are presently one eight towers; four on the Nativity facade and four on the Passion facade. When complete, Sagrada Familia will have 18 towers.

        Today, you can visit towers on the two constructed facades. A common question by visitors is Which tower to climb in Sagrada Familia?

        Funded by Charity

        Since its inception in 1882 the construction of the Sagrada Familia has been financed by the donations and contributions of thousands of people over the years. It has not been funded by the state at all. .

        Place of Worship

        Pope Benedict XVI consecrated, the Sagrada Familia, as a basilica in the year 2010. In the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament and Penitence, is a space specially reserved for worship and contemplation.

        In Gaudi’s Own words

        Gaudi once said, Sagrada Familia was an expression of "the divine history of the salvation of man through Christ incarnate, given to the world by the Virgin Mary".
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