We’d planned to visit La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain the day before, but it had been raining hard and we didn’t feel like standing in line for over an hour while getting soaked. So we’d visited Casa Batlló and the Barcelona aquarium instead.
There was a long line at La Sagrada Familia now as well, but we couldn’t skip it this time. It was our last day in Barcelona, Spain and I was determined to visit La Sagrada Familia for the second time, the first time being eight years ago.
Luckily the line moved rather quickly and it “only” took us an hour or so to get to the ticket booth. We had press passes but those didn’t allow us to skip the line. Only people who bought their tickets online could get in the fast lane.
Is it worth going inside the Sagrada Familia?
In one word, yes. Once we got in we forgot all about that know-it-all who’d been standing in front of us in the line, bragging about how many countries he’d visited. We were inside La Sagrada Familia and marveling.
This place is so unlike any other church I’ve ever seen that I wanted to take in every little detail. What surprised me was that I didn’t have a hard time doing so. There’d been such a line outside that I’d expected La Sagrada Familia to be packed, but there was ample space to move around inside.
It was a bit more crowded outside of the church, though, where people were trying to fit this huge architectural highlight onto their small camera screens.
Yes, I was one of them and certainly not the most gifted photographer at the scene, but I’d still like to share some of the impressions I captured with you:
Prices: tickets for adults start at €14.90 and go up if you also want to visit the towers or use an audio guide. There are different discounts available. If you are sure you’re going to go, I strongly recommend buying your Sagrada Familia tickets online to avoid the queue.
Check the La Sagrada Familia website for up-to-date opening hours and make sure to leave enough time to visit the church. How much time you need to visit La Sagrada Familia? I’d say an hour, but easily more if you go up the towers and spend a bit of time in the museum.
Where to stay in Barcelona?
If you’re looking for an apartment rather than a hotel, I would recommend checking airbnb. Sign up through my link and get a discount on your first stay!
How to get to Barcelona
We flew from Brussels directly to Barcelona. If you’re traveling within Europe and are nearby, you can also consider taking the train.
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