La Sagrada Familia – Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia Park - Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia Church Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia Exterior

La Sagrada Familia Prayer Wall

La Sagrada Familia Letter Wall

La Sagrada Familia Stainglass Windows - Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia Interior - Stylishlyme

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La Sagrada Famili Ceiling

La Sagrada Familia Tower View

View from La Sagrada Familia Tower

Spiral Staircase La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia Tower City View

La Sagrada Familia Exterior - Stylishlyme

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Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

Of course you didn’t think I was going to travel all the way to Barcelona without visiting La Sagrada Familia. As one of the most visited monuments in Spain it’s a major tourist attraction and a nightmare of people during the summer months, but I had to see this historic church with my own eyes.

Planning ahead for our visit was key as you get to avoid the long line! Waiting in long lines for hours is not my idea of a good time. So I did as any well-researched blogger would do, I bought our entrance tickets online ahead of time! Brilliant! When you purchase your entrance tickets to La Sagrada Familia online you are given the option of different time slots to visit the church and also the option to go up one of the churches towers, so of course we did both!

As we exited the metro, we were immediately overwhelmed by the amount of people and the many crowds. I was also a bit concerned with the very long line of people that wrapped around the church. But since we bought our tickets ahead of time there had to be another line, right? It seemed only right. Our intuitions were correct, we didn’t have to wait in line, all we needed to do was show our ticket receipts from our iPhone and we were in!

Before you even step foot in this massive church, you immediately witness what all the fuss is about. La Sagrada Familia has been under construction since 1882 and estimated to be completed between 2026 – 2028. It’s an immense undertaking that has seen many architects, from the first Francisco de Paula del Villar to the most known Antoni Gaudí and now Jordi Faulí i Oller. Hopefully this sheds light into this monument’s significance to Barcelona and it’s country. Our photos reveal some of the unfinished details, such as the stained-glass windows, details in the ceiling and pillars and obviously the exterior.

La Sagrada Família is symbolic of the lifetime of Christ, throughout the church are depictions of important moments in Catholic history and everything in the church is rooted in symbolism from the Spires (when completed will be a total of 18), the three entrances, towers, every carving and every detail.

The grad city views are from the top of the towers, which are accessible by elevator. The tower experience also provides an option to take its spiral staircase down, which is what we did. Overall, the visit this historic monument was breathtaking!

Check out my last post to see the outfit I wore for this day, An Outfit for Exploring the City of Barcelona.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts so far! Thank you so much for your comments!

Stay Stylish,
-V

Gorgeous photos by: @peterlang

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24 thoughts on “La Sagrada Familia – Barcelona

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    […] 140 years! It reminds me of when we went the church La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. That church is still under construction and scheduled for completion in 2026 – […]

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    I visited the Sagrada Familia when I was in Barcelona a few years ago. I was incredibly impressed by it. I’d never heard of it before we got there, and I remember stepping out of a cab across the street from it and just being floored by it. I’d seen a lot of European Cathedrals before that, but nothing so impressive and beautiful. It’s a must see. Your pictures of it are really great!

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    Amazing photos! I love Barcelona & La Sagrada Familia is such an amazing, iconic landmark!! 🙂

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      Vanessa

      Thank you! Yes it’s absolutely amazing!

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    Sarah

    These pictures are seriously breathtaking – I can’t imagine what it was like seeing it in person!
    xx Sarah
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    Oh beautiful Barcelona! I need to visit soon, I’ve always wanted to. The photography is beyond beautiful.

    -Vogue&Heels
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      Vanessa

      Thank you! Really happy you liked the photos!

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    so beautiful post!

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    Totally stunning pics. I have to visit La Sagrada Familia one day. It’s spectacular. Hopefully I will remember to order the tickets online. Btw your smile is beautiful and I love your cute necklace too.

    xx glamdevils

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      Vanessa

      Yes definitely remember to order online! It’s an amazing place – I’m very happy I went!

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    The Fashion Fraction

    have been there just a few weeks ago and LOVED it!

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    The Fashion Panda

    Amazing pictures!! 🙂 Looks so beautiful !!

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    Hi V

    Thank you for the comment on my post, I adore those shoes and you should definitely get them! 🙂

    I love BARCELONA and visit a lot, I am going next month xx

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    I visited La Sagrada Familia last year and I was so impressed by it. The architecture is so amazing.

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    Stephanie

    I love the angle of these shots. And the architecture is gorgeous. Wonderful post with amazing history!

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      Vanessa

      Thank you Stephanie – I’ve very happy you liked the photos and the post.

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    Viola

    So AMAZING pics!!! love them!
    Would you like to follow each others? Let me know!

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    Stella

    So beautiful architecture!
    I like your ring and necklace!
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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    gorgeous place! it made me dizzy – all the crazy architecture!
    kw ladies in navy
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    Bárbara Marques

    La Sagrada Familia is such an impressive monument….
    I got my fear of heights on those narrow stairs xD

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      Vanessa

      Yes I can see how the stairs would be a little scary to go down – but very cool!

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    mai

    you have a lovely blog <3 those photos are amazing!!
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    kisses ♥

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      Vanessa

      Thank you Mai!

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    sunnypatri

    Amazing pictures!

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