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Basílica de la Sagrada Família

Basilica in Barcelona, Spain

Introduction

History

  • 📅 1882: Construction began under Francisco de Paula del Villar
  • 🛠️ 1883: Antoni Gaudí took over the project
  • 🕊️ 1926: Gaudí died, less than a quarter of the project was complete
  • 🔥 1936: Vandalism during the Spanish Civil War destroyed many original plans
  • 🔄 1950s: Construction resumed with modern adaptations
  • 💻 1980s: Introduction of computer-aided design
  • ⛪ 2010: Consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI
  • 📅 2026: Expected completion date

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Architectural Features

  • 🏛️ Style: Combines Gothic Revival, Art Nouveau, and Modernisme
  • 🔔 Spires: 18 planned, 13 completed as of 2023
  • 🌟 Façades: Nativity, Passion, and Glory (incomplete)
  • 🪨 Materials: Mainly stone, sourced from Montserrat and Withnell Quarry
  • 🎨 Decorations: Sculptures by J. Busquets, Etsuro Sotoo, and Josep Maria Subirachs
  • 🔊 Acoustics: Designed to achieve appropriate acoustic results inside the temple
  • 🖼️ Symbolism: Represents various religious themes and figures

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Visiting Information

  • 🕒 Opening Hours: Typically 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, check official website for updates
  • 🎟️ Ticket Prices: Range from €15 to €20
  • 📱 Online Booking: Recommended to avoid long queues
  • 🛒 Gift Shop: Available on-site
  • 📸 Photography: Allowed, but no flash
  • 🧳 Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
  • 🗣️ Guided Tours: Available in multiple languages

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Transportation

  • 🚇 Metro: L2 and L5, Sagrada Família station
  • 🚌 Bus: Lines 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20, and B24
  • 🚶 Walking: Located in the Eixample district, easily accessible on foot
  • 🚗 Parking: Limited, public transport recommended
  • 🚲 Bike: Bike racks available nearby
  • 🚖 Taxi: Readily available in Barcelona
  • 🛴 Electric Scooters: Popular option in the city

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Events and Activities

  • 🎨 Exhibitions: Regular art and architecture exhibitions
  • 🎶 Concerts: Occasional musical performances
  • 🕯️ Masses: Regular religious services, including international mass on Sundays
  • 🛠️ Workshops: Educational workshops on architecture and history
  • 📚 Lectures: Talks and lectures on Gaudí and the Sagrada Família
  • 🌟 Special Events: Celebrations for major religious and cultural holidays
  • 📅 Calendar: Check the official website for the latest events

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Construction Timeline

  • 🗓️ 1882: Groundbreaking
  • 🛠️ 1883: Gaudí takes over
  • 🕊️ 1926: Gaudí's death
  • 🔥 1936: Spanish Civil War vandalism
  • 🔄 1950s: Resumption of construction
  • 💻 1980s: Introduction of CAD
  • ⛪ 2010: Consecration by Pope Benedict XVI
  • 🌟 2021: Completion of the Virgin Mary tower
  • 📅 2026: Expected completion of main structure
  • 🔨 2034: Expected completion of decorative elements

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Travel Information
📞   Phone: +34 932 08 04 14
🌐   Website: https://sagradafamilia.org/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Eixample, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
🔗   Profiles: YouTube Facebook Instagram X (Twitter)

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