While the entire city of Barcelona
is gorgeous in itself, the unfinished masterpiece by Antoni Gaudí
, the Sagrada Família
church, is simply mindblowing. Together with several other Gaudí buildings in Barcelona, the church has UNESCO World Heritage status. Construction of the famous building dates back to 1882, and although Gaudí died in 1926, construction still continues today. Projections say the Sagrada Família
should be complete in 2026, and will include 18 spires. Once the building is complete, it will most likely be the tallest church in the world. Despite its status as a construction site, visitors can still enjoy the inside and outside of the church, as well as go up in one of the skinny spires for epic views of Barcelona.Insider tip
: Buy tickets online ahead of time to avoid waiting in very long lines. After all, this is the most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona, with about three million visitors a year. Alternately, book Culture Trip’s four-day Mini Trip to Barcelona
and let our Local Insider take care of the logistics.