La Sagrada Familia (church)
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Visit the Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona. It is a massive church often incorrectly refered to as a "cathedral". The building started being built in 1882, the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí took over the construction in 1883. Gaudí devoted the remainder of his life to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete The building is significantly influenced by him. It is anticipated that the building could be completed by 2026 the centenary of Gaudí's death. Visitor entrance fees of 15–20 euros ($17–22) finance the annual construction budget of 25 million euros ($28.38 million). Visitors can access the Nave, Crypt, Museum, Shop, and the Passion and Nativity towers. Entrance to either of the towers requires a reservation and advance purchase of a ticket. Access is possible only by lift (elevator) and a short walk up the remainder of the towers to the bridge between the towers. Descent is via a very narrow spiral staircase of over 300 steps. There is a posted caution for those with medical conditions.
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Detail of the roof in the nave. Gaudí designed the columns to mirror trees and branches.