What is La Sagrada Familia?
La Sagrada Familia (The Holy Family) is a basilica designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Barcelona and does not disappoint. Gaudí's imaginative designs, inspired by nature, are truly breathtaking. La Sagrada Familia hasn't been completed yet and resides next to a pair of cranes to help with that construction.
How much does the ticket cost?
Basic tickets cost 15 euros. I was able to get the under 30 price for 13 euros.
What does the basic ticket include?
The basic ticket is, as the name suggests, quite basic. It includes entrance into La Sagrada Familia. It does not include an audio guide, guide or tower visit. However, if you are low on cash, there is still a lot to see just with the basic ticket.
Recommendations for your basic visit
I recommend that you start your visit by going through the Gaudí and Nature exhibit. This is located inside the church, next to the doors. In the exhibit you will learn about Gaudí's childhood and how nature influenced his designs.
Next, go outside, gaze up, and take in the façade of the basilica.
Now, explore the delicate twists and turns inside the church, staring up at the ceiling and absorbing the colors of the stained glass windows.
If you would like to pray, you can go to the back of the church. However, remember to bring something to cover your shoulders, or you will not be let in.
Finally, look for the religious details throughout such as Jesus on the cross, names on the metal doors and specific scenes from the Bible.
Lastly, go beneath the church to see Gaudí's plans for La Sagrada Familia.
The website suggests about one hour to visit the church, but on the basic ticket you could easily spend 1.5 or 2 hours there.
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