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My favourite building in Barcelona would have to be the Sagrada Familia, and it isn't even finished yet! The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia is Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece - a massive church that he was working on when he died (in 1926) and which is still under construction today.

Currently only two of the three planned facades have been built - the Nativity Façade and the Passion Façade, with work now commencing on the Glory Façade. Each façade has 4 tall towers, and there will be an additional 6 towers built, giving the church 18 towers in total - the tallest of which could be up to 170 metres high. When the church is finished it will hold up to 13,000 people. It is hoped that it will be completed in time for the 100 year anniversary of Gaudi's death in 2026.

Although under construction, you can go inside the church and explore this amazing work in progress. Make sure you have a look at some of the beautiful stained glass windows that have recently been completed - the light reflects the colours of the windows onto the tall pillars inside the church.

You can also visit some of the towers, towards the top of the church. First you will have to catch the lift, and then walk up stairs to reach the outside of the towers. It is an amazing experience to get an up-close look at the majesty of Gaudi's work.

Opening Hours: Daily from 9am-8pm

Admission cost: 8 euro, or combined with Casa Museu Gaudi (in Park Guell), 9 euro

There are additional charges for: lift to the top of the building (2 euro); audio tour or guided tour (3.50 euro) (All prices correct as at Feb 2007)

Address: Carrer de Mallorca 401, L'Eixample
Directions: Located in the L'Eixample district
Nearest metro: Sagrada Familia

Phone: 93 207 30 31
Website: http://www.sagradafamilia.org/

Review Helpfulness: 5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2007
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