The Basílica of Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a Roman Catholic cathedral being built in Barcelona, Spain. The primary architect behind the design is the late great Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi.
Originally opened in 1882 the Basilica is set to be completed in 2027. Once completed it will be the tallest cathedral in all the world. Not the largest, since that title belongs to Saint Peters Basilica in the Vatican City.
Things to know when you Visit La Sagrada Familia:
Try to visit Barcelona in the offseason. That means not the summer time.
La Sagrada Familia is one of the top destinations in Barcelona and even Europe. It is advised that you purchase your tickets ahead of time. Tours can range between 35 to 50 Euro per person. General admission is around 15 Euro.
Antoni Gaudi was not the original architecht of La Sagrada but would eventually take over as the primary architect.
The Basilica originally relied solely on donations to fund its development. However the idea from the council to create a marvelous cathedral eventually turned the revenue source into ticket sales, which now pay for the building. So your ticket sales help build it.
For more on La Sagrada check their main website HERE.
Below is a picture of what the Basilica looked like in the 1930’s.
This is a picture of what it looks like inside the cathedral.