Three eternal symbols of the capital of Catalonia
The Sagrada Familia
This is the most popular monument in Spain, with 3.2 million visitors each year. It is the major work of art of the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí and is the best example of modernist Catalan architecture. Started in 1882, this impressive basilica is unfinished and still under construction.
- Address: calle Mallorca, 401.
- Opening hours: from October to March from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm; from April to September from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm.
- Website: www.sagradafamilia.cat
Parque Güell park
This is an enormous garden with peculiar architectural pieces created by the unique architect Antonio Gaudí. It owes its name to Eusebi Güell, a rich businessman who was a major fan of the works of the Catalan artist and acted as his main sponsor.
Decorated as a fairy tale, it opened in 1922 and in 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
- Address: Carrer d’Olot, 3
- Opening hours: November-February, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm; March and October, from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm; April and September from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm; May-August, from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm.
- Website: www.parkguell.es
Also known as the Seu or the Cathedral of Santa Cruz and Santa Eulalia, this is a famous example of Catalan Gothic architecture which dates back to the 14th century. Its impressive Gothic façade illuminates the centre of the city.
- Address: Pla de la Seu, 3.
- Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm; Sundays and bank holidays from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.