Walking Tour #4: Sagrada Familia

Nativity facade
Barcelona's best known landmark is the Sagrada Familia, the architectural and design masterpiece of
Antoni Gaudí. Before Gaudi's untimely death in 1926, about 25 percent of the building had been finished, including the famous Nativity façade (photo to the right). The basilica is slated for completion in 2026 to mark the centenary of Gaudi's death.

The Sagrada Familia is an easy 15-20 minute walk from Bailèn 41 (see map below). Alternatively, you can take the subway from Tetuan; the Sagrada is only one stop away.

Avoid the lines (particularly long in the summer) by getting your tickets in advance. The self-guided tour via audiophone is a great way to experience the Sagrada at your own pace.

In the meantime, enjoy this virtual tour.

interior detail