Templo Expiatorio of the Sagrada Família is the unfinished and most expensive project by Antoni Gaudí, the great ... More
Expiatory Church of the Holy Family Museum
Templo Expiatorio of the Sagrada Família is the unfinished and most expensive project by Antoni Gaudí, the great architect. This unique exhibit includes plans, drawings, photographs and models related to the construction of the temple. It also houses pieces made from wrought iron, bronze and wood. Visitors can see how the temple was devised and its origins. The museum is located in the crypt of the basilica and you enter from the side of the Passió façade (Carrer Sardenya). There is a lift that takes visitors to one of the towers from which there is an excellent view over this unfinished though magnificent construction.
This place is so spectacular that I have to say that it is a "must seen" in Barcelona. It is still under construction now, but it is amazing already. Make sure you take the stairs (sorry, I don't recall how many steps, but a lot for sure) inside the tower. That is a good execrise with a good view.
This is an extremely intriging cathedral. This project has been ongoing for over 100 years. What I didn't quite understand is the fact the the newer construction architecture is so very different from its original architecture. Are we sure this is the same artist? Quite confused.
The unfinished Sagrada Familia is the masterwork of Antonio Gaudi, whose colorful, fantastical architecture is visible all over Barcelona. The church is absolutely incredible inside, with huge stained glass windows and graceful columns that seem to stretch all the way up to heaven. It is impossible not to feel a sense of awe when you walk into this space. The outside of the building is also covered with interesting sculptures, the whole thing looks like a crazy sand castle. You can rent audio tours at the stand outside that will describe the various features of the building to you. Bring your camera!
We instantly fell in love with the artist/architect. The view from the top is a great overview of the city. It's a shame that it is still a work in progress. The city hasn't been feeding much money into the project. But, someday it will be complete. The symbolism that he inspired into this church is magnificent. The lineage of Christ it on the front door, the 8 of 12 (not completed yet) standing pillars for the 12 disciples, the nativity carved on one side of the building and the crucifixion on the other. Every detail has a purpose. Amazing~
It is a very nice church from the outside. You have to wait for a very long to time to go in to the church, you have to pay 8,00 � entrence fee. I was very disapointed from the inside, I would not go inside again. I would rather save the 8 �
The Nativity Facade, the original work by Gaudi, is simply amazing. The beauty and complexity of it is staggering.
The Passion Facade, newly completely, is much more modern and contemporary. It is also very moving.
Do pay the extra EUR 2 to get up the elevator to the top of the tower, and get a view of the city.
They are doing work to finish the museum. A large part of it is new, and you can see that some of the old cathedral actually was not well maintained, and there is a lot of graffiti on it. What a shame!
I suggest buying a package ticket for an extra EUR 1 which gives you access to Gaudi's house inside Park Guell.
OK, the exterior is well worth the trip, but I regret paying to go inside to only see scaffolds and cranes!
The Museum underneath isn�t worth visiting if you�ve been to La Pedrera or Casa Battlo,wich explain far better Gaudi�s vision.
After paying your entrance, if you want to go to the top, you�ll pay an extra 2Euros.
Got out of the cab in front of Sagrada and my breath was nearly taken away. I was fairly ignorant of Barcelona when I arrived and I had no idea this existed. Refreshing architecture that feels different than anywhere else I've been in Europe.
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