Monday, February 24, 2014

Sagrada Familia - What the final stages of construction will look

 The foundation responsible for the construction of the  famous Sagrada Família church in Barcelona recently  released a video depicting what the final stages of  construction will look like as nearly 150 years of  building (and delays) finally wraps up in 2026. The  breathtaking clip combines footage shot from a  helicopter with computer-animated renderings to show  what the basilica, designed by Antoni Gaudí, will look  like. The structure is said to be “the most  extraordinary  personal interpretation of Gothic  architecture since the Middle Ages.”
 Combine the Hop on Hop off Bus with a visit to La  Sagrada Familia and save time and money!
 Hop on the Barcelona Bus and discover all the  highlights that make this Mediterranean city so  special. From the Modernist Buildings and the great cuisine, right through to the Olympic city and the Mediterranean sea: it's all Barcelona! The Open-top double decker bus will take you there. With the Audio guide in 10 languages and individual headphones, all you have to do is hop on, listen and enjoy! Hop on and off as many times as you want between the three tour routes at 44 different locations. It can be very busy at the ticket offices, so buy your ticket online now and hop on at the location of your choice! Your ticket for the Hop on Hop off Bus is valid for one day.

Schedule details:

• Enjoy it every day of the year
• First departures: between 09:00 and 09:30 from any stop
• Last departures: 19:00 in winter - 20:00 in summer. See timetables posted at the stops
• Frequency: between 5 and 25 minutes, depending on the season.

This ticket offers you the possibility to Skip the Line at La Sagrada Familia. This famous large Roman church is designed by architect Antoni Gaudí from Catalonia. The construction of the church began in 1882 but it was only 1883 when Gaudí became involved and combined the Gothic and Curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Nowadays the Sagrada Familia is an UNESCO World Heritage site, and in November 2010 it was consecrated and proclaimed a minor bascilica by the Pope.

C/ Mallorca, 401
08013 Barcelona

Opening Hours:
October to March, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April to September, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
25 and 26 December – 1 & 6 January, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For La Sagrada Familia you can select morning or afternoon tickets, an exact timeslot will be given after your reservation. Tickets will be sent within 24 hours. Please make sure you are on time!

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The 2nd best thing to do in Barcelona - Casa Mila

Come along to one of the most remarkable works of Antoni Gaudí!

City Centre Retreat recommend Casa Mila or La Pedrera (stone quarry in Catalan) was built between 1905 and 1910 and was declared an UNESCO World Heritage landmark in 1984. Casa Mila is definitely one of the most remarkable works of Antoni Gaudí. The eccentric design is taken from his own designs, as well as from nature. Along the outside the irregular balconies give the impression of a series of waves. The upper floor, the attic and the extraordinary rooftop are open to visitors. Drawings, models, photographs and videos are used to portray the life of the great Gaudí, his historical and cultural context, and the artistic values and technical innovation in his work.

Opening Hours Casa Mila:
5 November to 28 February. Monday to Sunday:
from 9am to 6.30pm (last admission: 6pm)
Closed: 25 December, and 7 to January 13, 2013.
1 January: special opening hours from 11am to 6.30pm.
1 March to 4 November. Monday to Sunday:
from 9am to 8pm (last admission: 7.30pm).

Passeig de Gràcia, 92
08008 Barcelona
Metro to Diagonal or Passeig de Gracia

Because of the enormous waiting lines we advise you to buy your tickets online at Ticketbar!

Make your reservation now  here and Skip the Long Waiting Line!

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