La Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

One of the symbols of Barcelona, the construction of La Sagrada Familia (The Holy Family) was started on March 19th ,1882 as part of a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar (1828-1901). At the end of 1883, Barcelona architect Antoni Gaudí was commissioned to carry on the works. The cathedral is still under construction 128 years later. It can be visited any time of the year and guided tours in Catalan, Spanish, English, Italian, German and Portuguese langauges are provided. General ticket price €12.

Barcelona News: Friday 4th November

General election campaign kicks off - Fire services make 300 call-outs due to rain - Barcelona mayor to ban coaches at Sagrada Familia more


Mark Burry

Photo by Lee Woolcock

Despite living thousands of miles from Barcelona, New Zealander Mark Burry is one of the principal architects working to decipher Gaudí’s ideas for the Sagrada Família more

Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

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Wednesday 3rd March

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Barcelona as it used to be - history

Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona; Joan Martí

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