Crystal Boutique Adventures: Special Mass at the Sagrada Familia
A special program designed exclusively for Crystal Cruises, enjoy this unique opportunity to participate in a Mass at Sagrada Familia’s Crypt. After explore the famed structure’s interior.
DurationApproximately 3 hours
Begin your excursion with a brief drive to the Sagrada Familia, passing by Passeig Gràcia, where you will see various Modernist houses designed by Antonio Gaudí. Gaudí’s buildings form a most startling statement of Modernism, a Spanish and mainly Catalan offshoot of the Art Nouveau movement. Soon you will arrive at the Sagrada Familia - its languid, fluid appearance, embodies the essence of Gaudí’s style.
Leaving your motor coach, a brief walk takes you to the Sagrada Familia’s crypt, where you will participate in mass with the priest from the ship.
Following, your guide will lead an interior visit of the Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s most emblematic work, still unfinished, and considered the greatest exponent of his genius. Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, in November 2010, was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.
After your special visit, walk back to your motor coach and return to your Crystal ship.
This excursion is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes. All guests must dress conservatively; ladies must cover their knees and shoulders, while gentlemen must wear pants. As the Sagrada Familia is a work in progress, it is not uncommon to see workers operating cranes and setting up scaffolding. Local regulations require motor coaches to remain in designated holding areas, therefore guests will be required to walk approximately 15 minutes to reach the Sagrada Familia. Some crowding can be expected. The order of sights visited may vary. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.