Basilica La Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe, averaging 3 million visitors a year.

The Basilica was officially consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI on November 7th 2010 and proclaimed as a “minor basilica”. 

However, this basilica is anything but “minor”.

Read on to get to know this Barcelona treasure!

Sagrada Familia at day

As you can see, construction work is still ongoing. Work started in 1882, and is due to be completed in 2026. 

The Outside

La Sagrada Familia Basilica

La Sagrada Familia brings in over 3 million visitors per year, and with the cheapest ticket going for €36, La Sagrada Familia is by far the biggest tourist attraction in Spain. 

And, unfortunately, that means it’s exceptionally busy. Only 800 people per hour are allowed in but that still leaves you cramped.

La Sagrada Familia Basilica

If you’re interested in the architecture and design of La Sagrada Familia, you will want to read up on Gaudi

Antoni Gaudi took over as chief architect in 1915, after work began in 1882.

La Sagrada Familia Basilica

Inside

La Sagrada Familia Basilica
La Sagrada Familia Basilica
La Sagrada Familia Basilica
La Sagrada Familia Basilica
La Sagrada Familia Basilica
La Sagrada Familia Basilica

Overall, the Sagrada Familia should absolutely be on your to do list when you visit Barcelona. From the beautiful architecture all throughout the city, and the stunningly intricate basilica, there’s so much to do and see.

If you’re not convinced already that Barcelona should be on your list, check out my other Barcelona post here!

La Sagrada Familia Basilica
How would I rate Sagrada Familia?
8.2/10

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