[Europe] Casa Milà & Sagrada Familia

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Barcelona has a lot of beautiful places to visit. While i was searching about it, i just knew that most of them was designed by Antoni Gaudí, the famous Spanish Catalan architect. Nowadays, most of his works become the main attractions for tourists who visit Barcelona, such as Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, Park Güell, and Sagrada Familia. At this post, i'll write about 2 places that i visited in Barcelona , Casa Milà and Sagrada Familia.


Casa Milà
Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera (the stone quarry) is one of famous Gaudi's works in Barcelona. The uniqueness of this building makes it popular among tourists. It's also located at the strategic area, Passeig de Gràcia, the famous street (for shopping) in Barcelona.

Passeig de Gràcia from the rooftop of Casa Milà

We went to here after a visit to Camp Nou . We took a Metro L3, and stopped at Diagonal station. Casa Milà is only a short walk distance from Diagonal station.



When we arrived, long queues seen at the front door of the building. But, not as long as i thought before. I've bought the ticket at it's website to avoid this queue. It cost €22, included the audio guide, sama with the price if you buy on the spot.











We started this visit from inside the building, and finally the rooftop. The rooftop of Casa Milà is really unique. It always become a "good' photospot for tourists.












Sagrada Familia
Another Gaudí's work that i visited is Sagrada Familia. This is the most famous attraction in Barcelona. Sagrada Familia is a large Roman church, designed by Antoni Gaudí. This church known as Gaudí's masterpiece, because it has been constructed from 1882, and until know it still hasn't finished yet. They're predicted the construction will be finished at 2026.


What makes the construction of this church take a long time? The answer is the detail. Gaudì designed this church with a lot of detail, start from the wall, the tower, even at the door. You can see the story about Jesus from the beautiful sculptures outside their building.





Sagrada Familia is located at Carrer de Mallorca, and the nearest Metro station is "Sagrada Familia" station, which can be accessed with Metro L2 / L5.









If Casa Milà has a long queue, Sagrada Familia has a very very long queue. We're so lucky have bought the ticket in advance, and i recommend you to do the same. You can buy the ticket in here . They have several options for the ticket : Church only (basic €15), church and tower (€29), and another options that you can choose on the website. When you buy the ticket, you need to choose the time for the visit. So make sure your itinerary for that day will not change. Because you only can get in at the time that you choose.




The "leaves" door at the pictures above, is the main door to go inside Sagrada Familia.










spiral stairs to the tower




If you go to another side of this building, you will see the different story of Jesus on their wall, and also another unique door.











Casa Milà
Address : Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Website : https://www.lapedrera.com/en/home
Phone : +34 902 20 21 38
Opening hours : Mon - Sun 9AM - 6.30PM, 7PM - 9PM

Sagrada Familia
Address : Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Webiste : http://www.sagradafamilia.org/en/
Phone : +34 932 08 04 14
Opening hours :
November - February : 9AM - 6PM
March & October : 9AM - 7PM
April - September : 9AM - 8PM
December 25 & 26 , January 1 & 6 : 9AM - 2PM
Notes : Sales of tickets finishes 30 minutes before closing time.

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