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This is Antoni Gaudí's most popular work. Dedicated to Sainte Famille and Saint Joseph, his creator claimed that the work was an expiation of the materialism of the modern world and an expression of human solidarity and fraternity. Inspired by the Sacré-Coeur church in Paris, Josep M. Bocabella came up with the idea of building a Neo-Gothic temple for his association. Work started in 1882. Then in 1883, Gaudí joined in the project and everyday, for forty years set about making the symbolic aspect of the building ever more profound. When he died only the crypt (which shuts off the tomb), the apse and the Nativity façade had been finished. Inspite of huge political wranglings, a decision to complete this revolutionary project was taken and and work resumed. Josep Maria Subirachs (1927), produced very controversial sculptures for the façade of the Passion, the current entrance to the sanctuary. Four 115m high towers surmount the three portals of the la façade of the Nativité. To the left: the Doorway of Hope, endowed with the symbol of Mary and scenes from the Sainte Famille. In the centre: A profusion of floral motifs decorates the Doorway of Charity and Jesus' family tree appears with its monogram above the doorway. On the right, you will see the Doorway of Faith, with the symbol of saint Joseph and sculptures relating to Jesse's childhood and the Visitation. The crypt, which contains Gaudí's tomb, accommodates a museum explaining the different complete or incomplete stages of production. Tours of the building offer an exceptional panoramic view.

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  • Address : Carrer de Provença E - 08029 Barcelona08029Barcelona
  • Phone : 932 07 30 31
  • E-mail : informacio@sagradafamilia.org
  • Website :
  • Prices : 13 € (-18 years old 11 €)

Opening hours :

  • Apr-Sep 9am-8pm; rest of year 9am-6pm

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    bartalmere

    5/5

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    • Language: gbr
    • Position : With family

    Pros

    Fantastic and impressive architecture. Nothing compares to it.

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    Cab14

    5/5

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : With family

    Pros

    Un chantier titanesque pour une eglise encore inachevee mais qui ne ressemble a aucune autre. Un gigantisme en pierre qui a l allure d une eglise de sable. Une belle lumiere. En face, un petit parc avec une petite aire de jeux pour les enfants. Il y a un arret pour les bus touristiques.

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    Il faut faire la queue aux heures de pointe. De la haut, j ai eu le vertige... Mais quelle vue!

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