The Sagrada Familia church is a masterpiece of Modernism, the undisputed symbol of Barcelona.
Construction began on the modernist basilica in 1882, and still continues today, with completion scheduled for 2030.
The project was initially entrusted to architect Francesc de Paula Villar who abandoned the project after a year because of disagreements with the developers. Gaudí was appointed to continue its construction, and devoted himself to the work until his death in 1926. Gaudí finished the side façade of the Nativity and the Crypt, both declared World Heritage Sites.
Thanks to models and drawings that were preserved, it was possible to continue the work, which was financed with anonymous donations from the outset.
Interesting features of the church include its three monumental façades: the eastern façade, dedicated to the Birth of Christ; the western façade to the Passion and Death of Christ; and the Gloria façade to religious faith. The four towers on each façade symbolise the 12 apostles.
Address: Mallorca, 401
Autobuses: 10, 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, 101
Metro: Sagrada Família (L2 and L5)
Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.
If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.