La Sagrada Familia is a magnificent Catholic basilica in Barcelona, Spain, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. It is still under construction since 1882, and it is expected to be completed by 2026. The basilica has three impressive facades: the Nativity, the Passion and the Glory, each with its own symbolism and style. The basilica also has 18 towers, representing Jesus, Mary, the apostles and the evangelists. The tallest tower will reach 172.5 meters, making it the highest religious building in Europe.
The basilica is open to visitors every day of the year, from 9 am to 8 pm in summer and from 9 am to 6 pm in winter. You can buy tickets online from the official website of the Sagrada Familia, or from authorized providers. The tickets include access to the basilica, the museum and the schools. You can also book guided tours or audio guides to learn more about the history and meaning of this unique temple.
To get to the Sagrada Familia, you can use public transportation such as metro, bus or taxi. The nearest metro station is Sagrada Familia (lines L2 and L5). There are also several bus lines that stop near the basilica, such as 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20 and B24. If you prefer to take a taxi, you can find a taxi rank on Mallorca street, next to the Nativity facade.
Some tips for visiting the Sagrada Familia are: book your tickets in advance to avoid queues and ensure availability, dress appropriately for a place of worship (no hats, no bare shoulders or knees), respect the silence and the signs inside the basilica, do not touch or climb on any sculptures or elements of the temple, and enjoy the beauty and spirituality of this masterpiece of modern architecture.