Once you have marveled at the inside of La Sagrada Familia you can head down into the museum which, like Casa Mila (you can read about that here), is full of lots of interesting facts about Gaudi’s inspirations and the way he worked. Well worth a wander around for an hour or so.
The place I always knew I wanted to visit in Barcelona had to be La Sagrada Familiar. Without a doubt the most famous of Gaudi’s projects, I couldn’t miss this striking and surreal structure while visiting Barcelona…
First things first – if you want to visit inside of La Sagrada Familia then trust me, book online. The day we had planned on visiting there were no tickets left, and none for the following day, either. It would have been a bit of bummer if that was the only time we had in the city but luckily we had plenty of time. I used this website to book our tickets using my phone and it super easy to do. It ended up costing €39 through the Headout website, but this seemed to be the average price. When you book your tickets you have to choose a time slot to visit, but you don’t have a limited time inside of La Sagrada Familia. As frustrating as it is not to be able to get tickets when you want them, I think this makes the visit much better as it isn’t too overcrowded. I hate it when there are just too many people around you and you can’t really appreciate anything.
It is well known that Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia is still under construction some 135 years after it was begun – it is due to be completed by 2026, which happens to be the 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s death. There will be more towers added, one of them much taller than the others which are already completed. When gazing up at the facade it’s hard to believe that it could be anymore more impressive, but it will be. I already know that I want to to go again once it is complete, only eight years to wait!
There are lots to see inside, including amazing glass windows and beautiful pillars. For a small extra fee, you can go up the top of one of the completed towers. There is a lift up and then you descend down a very tight staircase. We decided not to as I don’t like small spaces and my Mam has vertigo, so it wasn’t a very good idea.
I still have a mini-guide to Park Guell coming up later this week, so if you’re visiting Barcelona soon, or just want to read about it, make sure keep your eyes peeled for that. Oh, and check out my Instagram to have a scroll through all of my holiday snaps, too.