Basilica de la Sagrada Familia or the Basilica of the Holy Family has been the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church since 1882. Its design and grandiose are attributed to world-renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi whose work has been declared part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2010, Sagrada Familia was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI who announced it to be a minor basilica. While planning your visit to explore the monumental church, keep in mind the rules, regulations and more importantly, the dress code for Sagrada Familia.
Sagrada Familia is the centre of Catholic morality and religion in Barcelona. In fact, it is the biggest Catholic church in Spain. Thus, in order to maintain the sanctity of the basilica visitors must be dressed appropriately according to the rules set in place. The dress code in place is similar to that observed at any active Catholic church. As a religious establishment, Sagrada Familia holds the right to refuse entry into the basilica if visitors violate the dress code and are not in appropriate attire.
A. Yes, Sagrada Familia has a temple dress code that visitors must follow and they reserve the right to refuse access to those who violate the set dress code.
A. Visitors are required to dress appropriately by covering their shoulders and wearing trousers/skirts that come below the mid-thighs. Hats, swimwear and costumes with promotional content or offensive/distracting designs are not allowed.
A. No. Visitors who are barefoot or wearing flip-flops and open sandals are not allowed inside Sagrada Familia.
A. No. Shorts and skirts that are way above the knee level are not allowed.
A. Backpacks are allowed inside Sagrada Familia after a thorough search. It is recommended to travel light and carry smaller bags.
A. No. Hats or caps are not allowed in Sagrada Familia unless for medical and religious requirements.
A. Yes, all visitors must wear appropriate shirts/T-shirts and tops that completely cover their shoulders. Hence, make sure to carry a shawl or a jacket in case you are wearing sleeveless clothing.
A. Yes. Jeans are allowed in Sagrada Familia. However, make sure to wear something light like cotton trousers during the summer.