The Sagrada Familia is the most famous of Gaudi’s buildings and I would hazard to guess one of the most famous basilicas in the world. It is pretty much the top attraction in Barcelona and for good reason. After three weeks in Barcelona, we decided we had better go see what all the fuss was about. 🙂
Construction on this monstrous Catholic church began in 1882 and IT IS NOT YET FINISHED! Think on that! Completion is estimated in 2028.
As with all Gaudi buildings, it is whimsical, intricate and kind of over the top. Every inch is detailed. Some of it we found beautiful, some of it we found gaudy (and no, gaudy did not come from Gaudi…we checked.)
Yes, that is a night throwing babies to their deaths. Hrrmmm.
Gaudi modeled these columns from trees. They do look like trees, don’t you think?
We loved all the light dancing in the stained glass windows.
We spent a long time looking UP!
- Buy your tickets online. Otherwise, you will waste your day in line.
- Kids 10 and under are free. Bonus!
- Be prepared to spend at least an hour here.