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La Sagrada Familia - unfinished church
Sagrada Familia Barcelona. The Sagrada Famila (Sacred Family) temple is the world famous unfinished church by Antonti Gaudi. Virtual tour. Its full name is 'Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia'. This is Barcelona's most famous church originally designed by the Spanish/Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. It's free to see from outside, but it's worth seeing the interior. A good tip is to buy the official advance skip-the-line Sagrada Familia tickets to avoid long lines. In 2023 the Sagrada Familia temple was around 80% completed. Though unfinished it is still Barcelona's most famous landmark and the most visited tourist attraction in Barcelona and Spain.

Opening times Sagrada Familia
(Can change due to special events and services)

November, December, January, February
9 am to 6 pm

9 am to 7 pm
April, May, June, July, August, September
9 am to 8 pm

9 am to 7 pm

Special days
December 25, 26, January 1 and 6,
9 am to 2 pm

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The construction of the incredible Sagrada Familia temple started in 1882, when Gaudi agreed to work on a project for a new and magnificent church in Barcelona. It is still un finished. On 7th November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI visited Barcelona to consecrate the Sagrada Familia as a basilica. The interior was completed and opened to the public in 2012. In 2023 the church was 80% completed. A former goal was to complete the project by 2026 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death but in 2024 it was announced that construction is expected to continue until 2034. Gaudi was tragically hit by a tram in 1926 and succumbed to his injuries a few days later. If the Sagrada Familia church is finished in 2034, it will be 152 years after the foundation stone was laid on March 19, 1882.

Future milestones are the completion of the temple's tallest tower, the 'Tower of Jesus -  La torre de Jesús', which will be 172.50 meters high and feature a transparent elevator that goes up 60 meters in the central tower to a viewing point at 144 meters altitude. The tower will be crowned by a large four-armed cross. 


The current lead architect is Jordi Faulí who leads a team of around 40 construction workers. Faulí is the ninth generation of architects to lead the building work. It is expected that he will be the final architect, when this magnificent temple is finally finished 152 years after the building work started.

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On 7th November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI visited Barcelona to consecrate the Sagrada Familia as a basilica. Visit the Sagrada Familia website for worship times, masses (missa) and services. The waiting time to buy entrance tickets can be up to 1 hour, especially in peak season. Buy Sagrada familia tickets online. Or book a tour that includes skip-the-line admission.

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