Sagrada Família

A 1 km walking audio tour guide in English in Barcelona featuring 6 highlights.
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Guide Description

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica, as distinct from a cathedral which must be the seat of a bishop.

Construction of Sagrada Família had commenced in 1882, Gaudí became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 1926 less than a quarter of the project was complete. Sagrada Família's construction progressed slowly, as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War, only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the midpoint in 2010 with some of the project's greatest challenges remaining and an anticipated completion date of 2026, the centenary of Gaudí's death.

Take a walk around in the building with this audioguide and learn more about the architect, modernism and the buildings remarkable façades.

Note: this audioguide is a subset of the big audioguide 'Gaudí's Barcelona' which contains 32 audio items. If you are visiting more than 1 of the architect's works, we recommend you to download that guide instead!

Cover by Serge Melki on Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

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Start Point

Carrer de Mallorca 403-413
08013, Barcelona
Catalonia, ES

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