It’s interesting that the most famous church in Barcelona, Spain is the newest, and in fact is still under construction with a completion date scheduled 100 years after construction began.

The magnificent colors from the ceiling of the La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona Spain.

The La Sagrada Familia Basilica by far draws the biggest crowds of visitors of any church in Barcelona, Spain.

I would be remiss in my duties as a world traveler if I didn’t include the Spanish spelling of their famous landmark – Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia.

During some of the shore excursions on this Mediterranean cruise my wife and I have used Viator’s skip the line tours to save time entering popular tourist destinations. We did so on our visit to La Sagrada Familia. The tour also included a couple more stops. I didn’t find those extra stops worth the time or money. Just my 2ยข worth, but if I were visiting the basilica again, I would do it through the church’s website. Two advantages, one it’s cheaper and it looks like you can book for a particular time. The second advantage being you can go up in one of the two towers when booking online. That’s not possible when touring with a large group.

Best La Sagrada Familia Basilica photograph

Just to give a little more perspective on the design of the church, here is a photo showing the opposite end of the Basilica and the different coloring of the walls and ceilings.

Rear view of La Sagrada Familia Basilica - Barcelona Spain

I photographed this object in one of the display cases while at the church, I’m not really sure what it is or what is made of, but I am sure it makes a nice photo.

Gold crown in display case at La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona Spain