Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic Church that was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and is situated in the city of Barcelona, Spain. The Church finds most of its fame from still being incomplete, some 135 years after construction first started in 1882.
Once construction was started in 1882, it was soon stopped in 1883 with a change of architect to Gaudi. Gaudi set about changing the plans adding his own expertise and a more gothic style to the designs for the church. Gaudi passed away in 1926 with only 25% of the project complete. The construction has stalled over the years as the funding of the project relied mostly on donations and was also halted by a Civil War. It was only in 2010 that the project passed it's halfway mark. The complexity of the construction has also slowed process but it is thought that by 2026, a hundred years after the passing of Antoni Gaudi; the build should be finished.
The church is accessible by the transport system of Barcelona. By metro, use the purple line 2 or the blue line 5 and get off at ‘Sagrada Familia’. By bus, use any of the following buses 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20 or B24 that stop near the church.
Opening Times and Admission
The complexity and the unusual style of the church mean it attracts many visitors. Visitors can enter the church and for a price can have a guided tour. There is also an option to be taken up the completed towers of the church for an extra fee. The church has rules and regulations in which they ask their visitors to respect. Tickets for an all-access tour cost 29 euros.