Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona, Spain

I was thrilled to attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the Microsoft Lumia Connects team this year. Most of my time was spent learning about tech, but we managed to grab one afternoon for serious sightseeing.

The Sagrada Família Catholic Church designed by Antoni Gaudí was pretty much top of my must-see’s. We didn’t have time to get timed tickets to tour the inside, but trust me – even a visit to the outside is worth it.

Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família is an expiatory church, which means that it has been built from donations from its very beginnings in 1882. Currently, it is continuing major renovations, which are estimated to be complete in somewhere between 2026-2028. But even with the cranes and scaffolding, the building is stunning.

Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona, Spain

Every little piece of the facade has art tucked into it, and when I read the history and meaning of the design, it makes me determined to have a much longer visit next time – with a guidebook in hand.

Sagrada Família
Church in Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família
Church in Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família
Church in Barcelona, Spain

Tickets are roughly 15-25 Euros, and the church has varying open hours based on the season. Also, their web site has a list of “do’s and don’ts” which is helpful when visiting a religious site.

Sagrada Família
Church in Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família
Church in Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família
Church in Barcelona, Spain

Don’t miss this amazing basilica in the heart of Barcelona. If you can only tour the outside, like I did – it was a quick jump off a tour bus. If you have time for the interior, give yourself more time, and plan to be dazzled.

This article has 10 comments

  1. Andrea

    These are some of the best photos I have seen of Sagrada Familia Church! We were in Barcelona 6 years ago and are headed back this Summer!

  2. Allison Felker

    Stunning! I want to go right now!

  3. Clea

    Yes! It’s an amazing place!

  4. Gina

    I’ve been several times….the first time 30 years ago when I was traveling through Europe in my teens. I can love seeing the progress of the cathedral!

  5. Kelly

    Yes! Barcelona is one of my top favorite places to visit so far!

  6. Lisa

    We went last Sept—you get amazing views by going up in the towers. We even ran into a friend from Denver (had no idea she was in Spain!!). What I found even more breath taking was the cathedral in Córdoba. Literally, took my breath away—one of the most amazing places I have ever seen!!

  7. Cinnamin

    Agreed. So amazing. When I was there I found it so odd that I hadn’t heard of it before. How can that even be possible. It’s a wonder!

  8. Jeff

    Yes! We were there a few years ago. Amazing place.

  9. Daria

    Yes! Love all the gaudi stuff

  10. Alicia

    It’s remarkable.

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