Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain - Firebird City Guides

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The Sagrada Familia is one of Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona and is an absolute must-see. The building is a giant Basilica that has been under construction since 1882 and it's not expected to be completed in any time soon.

The construction of the Basilica continues to be financed based on anonymous generous donations from millions of people and is thus known as an “expiatory” church. The Sagrada Familia is a symbolic expression in stone of the Christian faith. In this temple, an exaltation of the Family of Nazareth as a model for a united family, Christians, especially Roman Catholics, can recognize the tenets of their faith. Likewise it is an international center for spirituality which invites people of all beliefs and religions to share the sense of life based on love, harmony, good, generosity and peace.

Gaudí worked on the design of the Sagrada Familia and played an active role in directing the construction for 43 years until his death in 1926. His intention was to express Christian belief through the architecture and the beauty of the building and deliver the message of the Evangelists. Gaudí achieved a symbiosis between form and Christian iconography, with a personal architecture generated via new but thoroughly logical structures, forms and geometries inspired by nature, with light and color also playing a central role.

The various architectural elements are imbued with hierarchically organised Christian symbolism. Thus, each of its 18 towers has a special significance.The one in the middle is dedicated to Jesus Christ, around it are four towers representing the books containing his life and teachings, and the rest are in honor of Virgin Mary and the Apostles. After Gaudí’s death the construction of the Expiatory Temple was continued by architects and craftsmen who had worked with him, according to his plans and plaster models.

Visit the Sagrada Familia, the museum inside the building and experience the legacy of Antoni Gaudí.

See it on following tours

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Flexible

12 days

6 cities

1 country

Barcelona | Granada | Cordoba | Seville | Madrid | Toledo

See the most sought-after sights of Spain from Barcelona to southern towns of Andalucia - Granada, Cordoba, and Seville - as well as the capital city Madrid with our tailor-made 12-day private tour.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
Oct 14, 2018

9 days

4 cities

1 country

Madrid | Barcelona | San Sebastian | Bilbao

Enjoy the highlights of Madrid & Barcelona, then make your way to the incredible Northern Spain cities, San Sebastian and Bilbao and visit Rioja wine region. Get to know the charming Spain with seven exceptional sightseeing tours. 

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

3 cities

2 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Lisbon

Travel Spain and Portugal on a private tour brought to you by Firebird. Tour from Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid & Barcelona in Spain. Experience the colorful Iberia!

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Flexible

11 days

4 cities

1 country

Barcelona | San Sebastian | Bilbao | Madrid

Circle the heart of Spain and visit its top attractions from Barcelona to San Sebastian and Bilbao to the sunny capital, Madrid. Enjoy the famous Rioja wine straight from the Spanish winery and learn about the sunny county from exceptional tour guides.
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Flexible

13 days

4 cities

1 country

Barcelona | San Sebastian | Bilbao | Santiago de Compostela

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience as you tour the greatest destinations of four Spanish autonomous communities from Barcelona going north. Your 13-day tour will be filled with activities including 8 guided city tours and a wine tasting.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
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9 days

3 cities

2 countries

Lisbon | Madrid | Barcelona

Combine the sunniest destinations in Europe in one fully-customizable private tour of Portugal and Spain. In 9 days traverse the most iconic highlights of Lisbon, including Belem and Sintra, Madrid's Prado Museum and Asturias district, and travel to Barcelona to enjoy Gaudi gems.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

6 days

2 cities

1 country

Madrid | Barcelona

Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and Guell Park, the Royal Palace in Madrid, as well as the iconic Prado Museum are all on the radar of this fully-customizable Spain tour. Stays at best 4-star hotels, guided tours with local pros, airport transfers and only best transport for connections included.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
Oct 11, 2018

9 days

3 cities

2 countries

Lisbon | Madrid | Barcelona

Have the time of your life with our small group tour of the top sights in Portugal and Spain! See the best of Lisbon, Sintra, Madrid & Barcelona. Enjoy exceptional tour guide services in six locations.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

24 days

8 cities

3 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Seville | Granada | Malaga | Fes | Marrakech | Lisbon

Start your personal trans-continental adventure of the world's brightest countries and see the best of Spain, Morocco, and Portugal during the 24-day private tour. Exceptional guided tours and local experiences will make your trip truly insightful.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
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12 days

7 cities

1 country

Barcelona | Valencia | Madrid | Toledo | Cordoba | Granada | Seville

Explore Spain like the locals do with our 12-day private tour program that includes excellent downtown hotels, experienced local guides and most comfortable transportation during the trip. Tour around six charming Spanish cities and enjoy wonderful sights.
E.g., Sep 24 2018