The completion date for the construction of the Sagrada Familia Church has been announced

In 2023, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona attracted a record number of visitors, continuing its construction, which began over 140 years ago.


One of the jewels of Spain, the Basilica of the Holy Family, widely known as the Sagrada Familia, draws crowds of tourists to the heart of Barcelona and is one of its cultural symbols.

The Sagrada Familia is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sagrada Familia Church
Sagrada Familia Church / F Delventhal, CC BY 2.0 DEED

According to the report published for 2023, last year marked the return of visitor numbers to pre-pandemic levels of 2019, reaching almost 5 million people, which is 24.7% more than the previous year. Of these, 85% were tourists from different countries, and the income of the Sagrada Familia amounted to almost 130 million euros.

The report also highlights the current stage of construction, which has been ongoing for over 140 years. Specifically, in November 2023, the construction of the Tower of the Evangelists was completed, and work is now underway on the Chapel of the Assumption and the Tower of Jesus Christ, with completion planned for 2025 and 2026, respectively.


The completion of all 18 towers, planned for the 100th anniversary of the death of the famous architect Antonio Gaudi in 2026. However, several more years of decorative work are expected after that, presumably until 2030-2032.

Residents of Barcelona and tourists are eagerly awaiting the completion of the church, but it is already possible to visit it, despite the unfinished construction.

A visit to the Sagrada Familia will take one and a half hours, during which time there is an opportunity to familiarize oneself with the interior and listen to an audio guide. The entry price for adults is 26 euros, and for children up to 11 years old, the visit is free.

Tickets must be booked in advance, at least 1-3 days ahead, considering the high interest in the Sagrada Familia and the fast-selling tickets.

It is convenient to get to the Sagrada Familia from any point in Barcelona: the L2 and L5 metro stations are located right at the Holy Family Church. In addition, bus routes 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20, and B24 will bring you directly to its entrance or in the immediate vicinity.


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