Expiatory Church of La Sagrada Familia

The Expiatory Church of La Sagrada Familia, better known simply as the Sagrada Familia, is a symbol of Barcelona and one of the best examples of Catalan Modernism, even though it was started in the Neo-Gothic style. Once the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí had been commissioned with the project in 1882, there was no doubt that this church would be continued in the Catalan Modernist style.

This place of worship is the most visited site in the whole of Spain, and its crypt, apse and façade were given World Heritage Site status in 2005. But Gaudí’s project has not yet been completed and even today, work goes on to finish this magnificent world famous masterpiece.

When it’s finished, the Sagrada Familia will be made up of 18 steeples divided equally among the three grand façades. The central nave of the church has a row of columns that create a kind of arbour supporting the hyperboloid domes in the ceiling. Both the architectural structure, the Catalan Modernist façade and the interior of the church are a feast for the eyes and a sight that no visitor to Barcelona should miss.

The church is so important to this city that it has even given its name to the neighbourhood around it: Sagrada Familia, one of the six neighbourhoods that make up Barcelona’s Eixample district.

The church is open to visitors seven days a week. To get there, you can drive your own vehicle because Saba has several car parks in the area. And our public car parks are open 24 hours a day so you can find somewhere to park whenever you need.